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Tobacco companies can’t sponsor Australian arts. Should fossil fuel giants be banned too?
A 350.org database shows almost two dozen arts organisations are still reliant on mining money – but some are hunting for alternatives

Kelly Burke

24, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Santos to end Darwin festival sponsorship as anti-fossil fuel backers emerge
A group of philanthropists, artists and First Nations representatives have offered $200,000 if the gas company is dropped by the festival board

Kelly Burke

18, Oct, 2022 @3:49 PM

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‘Second-class citizen’: man lifted on to plane as Darwin airport had no ramp for wheelchair users
Being carried across the gap between the air bridge and the plane risked his, his wife’s and airline staffs’ safety, says passenger

Cait Kelly

06, Oct, 2022 @2:01 AM

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Tanya Plibersek urged to save Gouldian finches from NT defence development
Conservation group calls on environment minister to reconsider project near Darwin after 100 birds were spotted in bushland marked for clearing

Lisa Cox

04, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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National Indigenous Music awards 2022: stars pay tribute to Archie Roach in emotional ceremony
Incredible lineup of First Nations acts perform at the Amphitheater in Darwin’s botanic gardens

Lorena Allam Indigenous editor

06, Aug, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Wiradjuri designer Denni Francisco wins top prize for second year at 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards
Francisco scoops fashion designer award for elegant womenswear collection, while bark skirts and statement streetwear also celebrated at Darwin event

Lorena Allam and Alyx Gorman

03, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Silly sausage: traveller returning from Bali fined at Darwin airport after dog sniffs out McDonald’s breakfast in backpack
Zinta the black labrador’s nose didn’t let her down as Australia beefs up airport biosecurity after Indonesian foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

Natasha May

01, Aug, 2022 @6:03 AM

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‘A landlord’s market’: rents hit record highs across Australia’s capital cities
House and unit rentals went up by 12% in the past year alone – the largest annual increase in 14 years

Josh Taylor

13, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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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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