Northern Territory politics

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Two missing after Queensland mine collapse – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

15, Feb, 2023 @7:23 AM

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NT chief minister denounces Jacinta Price’s bill to reinstate intervention-era alcohol restrictions
Natasha Fyles accuses federal Country Liberal party senator of drafting bill without community consultation

Lorena Allam

07, Feb, 2023 @11:20 PM

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Northern Territory faces legal challenge over approval of Tamboran drilling and fracking in Beetaloo basin
Central Australian Frack Free Alliance argues NT environment minister failed to properly consider Tamboran project’s impact

Lisa Cox

07, Feb, 2023 @2:21 AM

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NT reinstates alcohol bans in effort to curb crime surge in Alice Springs
Federal government agreed to $250m in additional funding for measures including youth engagement programs and job creation

Sarah Collard

06, Feb, 2023 @8:03 AM

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‘We have to come together’: alcohol bans alone won’t fix Alice Springs’ problems
Restrictions have had success but an Aboriginal health group warns the ‘underlying drivers of destructive drinking’ must be dealt with

Lorena Allam

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Report into Alice Springs unrest recommends urgent alcohol ban in central Australian communities
NT chief minister met with prime minister on Thursday afternoon to discuss report, which will be released after it is considered by cabinet next week

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

02, Feb, 2023 @6:46 AM

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PM says no ‘easy off-the-shelf solutions’ to unrest in Alice Springs
NT chief minister Natasha Fyles says ballots in communities on alcohol bans an option, as regional controller hands down report on crisis

Lorena Allam and Sarah Collard

01, Feb, 2023 @4:04 AM

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Federal government pushing for opt-out alcohol restrictions in NT, minister reveals
Malarndirri McCarthy foreshadows ‘critical moment’ for NT government, signalling a further toughening of curbs

Paul Karp

29, Jan, 2023 @12:31 AM

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‘Under siege’: As Alice Springs becomes a national flashpoint, locals fear what comes next
Anthony Albanese flew in and announced new alcohol restrictions, leaving the Arrernte people worried about curfews, military, and being ignored

Sarah Collard, photography by Blake Sharp-Wiggins

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Grog bans return: what is going on in Alice Springs and how did we get here?
Locals say the rise in social unrest and violence is the result of years of punitive policies and neglect in housing, health and welfare

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Linda Burney says Indigenous voice would have prevented Alice Springs crisis
Minister says Northern Territory government responded too slowly and a First Nations body advising parliament would have delivered earlier intervention

Katharine Murphy Political editor

25, Jan, 2023 @1:12 AM

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Government announces immediate restrictions on alcohol sales in Alice Springs to quell crime spike
Anthony Albanese also outlined $50m in funding and appointment of central Australian regional controller to coordinate law-and-order plan

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

24, Jan, 2023 @8:56 AM

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