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Darwin festival under fire for ‘gag clause’ preventing artists from criticising Santos sponsorship
A meeting between the board, First Nations representatives and environmental activists fails to resolve tensions over the deal, which has been described as ‘artwashing’

Kelly Burke

23, Jun, 2022 @3:24 AM

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Aboriginal pedestrians dying at a troubling rate in the NT
Families call for change following tragic death of Kumanjayi Napurrula Dixon, discovered when one of her legs was found near the highway

Nino Bucci

17, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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First Nations group join Darwin festival protest over fossil fuel sponsorship
Open letter to festival board says Santos’ involvement threatens cultural integrity and amounts to ‘artswashing’

Kelly Burke

15, Jun, 2022 @9:59 PM

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Timor-Leste hit by 6.4-magnitude earthquake that was felt in Darwin
Quake struck to east of Timor-Leste, with residents in Northern Territory capital reporting strong shaking

Guardian staff and agencies

27, May, 2022 @9:48 AM

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Seventeen cruise ship passengers isolating in Darwin after Covid outbreak
Cruise operator confirms guests have contracted coronavirus since ship departed from Broome almost two weeks ago

Stephanie Convery and Australian Associated Press

03, May, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Qantas leaves London-bound passengers’ bags in Darwin because aircraft was too heavy
Aircraft forced to take off with less baggage onboard to avoid using crumbling patch of runway at Darwin airport

Maddie Thomas and Elias Visontay

03, May, 2022 @3:59 AM

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Anzac Day commemorated; ABC reviewing presenter’s social media activity – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay (now) and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

25, Apr, 2022 @8:20 AM

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Barnaby Joyce wrongly claims $1.5bn funding for second Darwin port has already been legislated
Bill that includes Northern Territory infrastructure funding did not pass before parliament was dissolved

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent and Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

12, Apr, 2022 @7:08 AM

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NT police say officer fired gun six times at Indigenous man allegedly armed with a spear
Nineteen-year-old fighting for his life in Darwin hospital after incident at Palmerston on Tuesday morning

Caitlin Cassidy

09, Mar, 2022 @7:33 AM

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A day at the beach: ‘Lots of people saw the flash. They saw me fall and try to get up’
When Dr Robbie Tait and his dog went running on a Darwin beach, crocodiles were the concern. An oncoming storm, and the lightning that eventually struck him, didn’t stand out as potentially life-threatening

As told to Nannette Holliday

02, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Meet the Syncettes: Darwin’s old-school, in-demand synchronised swimming squad
Aged 30 to 66, this team of nine masters swimmers hit their stride when they found their 85-year-old coach

David Hancock

23, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Indigenous 11-year-old released from Don Dale detention centre as lawyer slams incarceration of children
Lawyer calls for ‘lawful, peaceful civil disobedience’ in response to ‘disgraceful’ locking up of children around the country

Stephanie Convery

21, Dec, 2021 @3:58 AM

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