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'It was life or death': the plane-hijacking refugees Australia embraced
Luke Henriques-Gomes’s grandfather was one of 44 refugees to arrive in 1975 on the only RAAF plane ever hijacked. The official response still staggers him

Luke Henriques-Gomes

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Woolworths is forging on with its Dan Murphy's plan for Darwin. That makes me angry | Thomas Mayor for IndigenousX
NT communities such as Bagot choose to be dry – and despite its approval, they choose to oppose the alcohol superstore

Thomas Mayor for IndigenousX

28, Dec, 2020 @11:47 PM

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Australian health officials scramble after Qantas crew member tests Covid-positive
Crew member arrived in Darwin from Paris and then flew to Sydney without being tested or quarantined

Elias Visontay

23, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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Fazel Chegeni wanted 'nothing but peace'. Instead he died alone in Australia's island prison
The fate of the Iranian refugee was entirely predictable to those who knew him. Five years on, the whole terrible truth of his death in immigration detention can finally be told

Ben Doherty

18, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Aboriginal groups crushed by approval of Dan Murphy's 'megastore' in Darwin
Woolworth’s ‘aggressive’ pursuit of store called unconscionable but company says alcohol control will be most stringent in the country

Lorena Allam

18, Dec, 2020 @4:40 AM

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'We dodged a bullet, but of course it circled back around': literary festivals look beyond lockdown
Covid-19 forced many Australian writers’ festivals to cancel live events and head online. As restrictions ease, some changes may have a longer shelf life

Walter Marsh

05, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Stranded Australians promised free quarantine on return face $5,000 government bill
Officials understood to be unprepared for some returnees on evacuation flights to have been stuck overseas for so long they became ineligible for free stay

Elias Visontay

02, Dec, 2020 @11:00 PM

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Woolworths set to build one of Australia's biggest liquor stores near dry Darwin Aboriginal communities
Territory rushes through laws to allow a Dan Murphy’s outlet held back for several years by strong community opposition

Lorena Allam

13, Nov, 2020 @5:25 AM

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NSW reports 11 new cases and Victoria reports six – as it happened
Scott Morrison says Howard Springs facility near Darwin will be used to quarantine returned travellers; Western Australia says it may soon review border closure. This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor and Calla Wahlquist

15, Oct, 2020 @7:40 AM

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Government faces test on Australian sovereignty over Port of Darwin, Liberal senator warns
Question of whether to wind back sale of Darwin’s port to Chinese company will be raised during foreign veto legislation inquiry

Daniel Hurst

08, Sep, 2020 @11:36 PM

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Labor wants to use Coalition's proposed foreign veto powers to unwind Darwin port sale
The opposition is working up an amendment as concerns grow about the power to cancel university agreements

Katharine Murphy Political editor

01, Sep, 2020 @8:55 AM

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National Indigenous Music Awards 2020: Baker Boy wins second artist of the year title
The Yolngu rapper also won song of the year for Meditjin, while Archie Roach claimed album of the year for Tell Me Why

Guardian staff

08, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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