Northern Territory

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‘Bringing the sun in’: the hardworking weavers of Bula’Bula dig colour from the red earth
On a hot day in eastern Arnhem Land, three women collect pandanus leaves and djundom roots – and offer a priceless masterclass into a rich cultural tradition

Lorena Allam and Isabella Moore

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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NT treaties must achieve ‘highest levels of self-determination’ for First Nations, commissioner says
Acting treaty commissioner Tony McAvoy recommends forum for Indigenous people to endorse a state-wide treaty model

Josh Taylor

29, Jun, 2022 @7:26 AM

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Anthony Albanese to meet EU president– as it happened
Follow the day’s news

Cait Kelly (now) and Calla Wahlquist (earlier)

24, Jun, 2022 @8:58 AM

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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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‘How can I help myself to help him?’: the rural NDIS waiting game
People with disability in regional areas face greater difficulties accessing support services

Natasha May

17, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Shortfall warnings cancelled as units come back online – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Ben Doherty and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

16, Jun, 2022 @9:05 AM

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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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How heat damages the DNA of endangered purple-crowned fairy wrens
Shortening of telomeres accelerates ageing process, research shows – a ‘pernicious silent threat’

Graham Readfearn

14, Jun, 2022 @2:52 AM

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‘Secretive, adorable weirdos’: rare possum caught in the Northern Territory for first time
Ecologists say discovery of scaly-tailed possum at Bullo River Station is a sign of positive benefit of private land conservation

Lisa Cox

11, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Is it really going to take a death?’: legal advocates say Don Dale must be shut down
Teenager hospitalised this week the latest in at least 54 self-harm or suicide attempts at NT youth detention centre since July 2021

Lorena Allam with photography by Isabella Moore

09, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Nasa to launch rockets from the Northern Territory for scientific research
Nasa says missions will investigate heliophysics, astrophysics and planetary science phenomena only observable from southern hemisphere

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Jun, 2022 @10:24 PM

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