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Top Enders forking out for sky-high airfares will get the chance to air their frustration when a Senate inquiry visits Darwin next year. The Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee is calling for first-hand experiences of flight prices in regional, rural and remote locations and will scrutinise the factors that determine pricing. “It’s […]
INDEPENDENT Nhulunbuy MLA Yingiya Mark Guyula rejected the Labor Government’s bail amendments, saying he’s not in Parliament as a representative of his electorate but rather a “member from the Yolngu Nations Assembly”. “While I understand the perspective of other members who will support this bill, I do not support it, because, once again, I fear […]
A port launching rockets into space from North-East Arnhem Land won’t benefit Aboriginal people and the Northern Territory Government is only promoting the project in its own interest, says a local independent politician. Canberra-based commercial venture Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) has signed a sub-lease with the Aboriginal Gumatj Corporation to build Australia’s first commercial rocket launching […]
Kaya Mununggurr is taking the AFL world by storm. The Yirrkala teenager has starred in the double blue guernsey of the Darwin Buffaloes this NTFL season following a whirlwind six months. Mununggurr, 15, captained Djarrak’s women’s side to premiership glory in August, quickly catching the attention of the Geelong Football Club through the AFL Next […]
A group of office workers have succumbed to the nameless dread of the damned today after their dyslexic co-worker inadvertently organised a Secret Satan event for Christmas. The annual event, which, is intended to be ‘a bit of a laugh’ and help staff bond over a few cheap mystery gifts with the possible opportunity for harmless […]
Jack Anderson, University of Melbourne As the result of a state-sponsored doping regime in the lead-up to and during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from participating at next year’s games. Bans from the Olympics are not unprecedented. In the aftermath of the two world wars, certain countries […]
One of Australia's most famous Aboriginal musicians, Dr G Yunupingu, has been remembered as someone who overcame great shyness due to his blindness to skyrocket to international stardom.
Khachapuri, a gooey, addictive, cheese-stuffed flatbread, is ubiquitous in Georgia, the Caucasian country that shares borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey. Except for when there’s a funeral. In Georgia, one is never further than a ball-of-dough’s throw from khachapuri. Everything from corner bakeries to upscale restaurants serve the snack. And while certain versions of […]
The availability of affordable housing is absolutely critical to Gove’s successful transition from a cashed-up mining town to a tourism-based region populated by more realistically salaried families.
Desperately needed GST money is being ripped from remote Aboriginal communities as more urbanites self-identify as indigenous, the Yothu Yindi Foundation says. A boom in urbanites identifying as indigenous is taking much needed GST money from marginalised communities in the bush, a Northern Territory Aboriginal body has said. The Yothu Yindi Foundation has told the […]
The government’s announcement in the May 2017 budget of a trial of random drug testing of 5,000 Youth Allowance and Newstart recipients has been almost universally criticised. While the prime minister claimed the program is “based on love”, the CEO of Jobs Australia has warned it will be so demeaning as to drive young people to sex work.
by Majik The sound of music can have a beneficial effect as discussed previously in Sound of Silence II. It is suggested by Joachim Ernst-Berendt and others that modern tuning methods ‘twelve-tone equal temperament’ adopted by western cultures from about the 16th century mistunes all consonant intervals except the octave. This it is suggested leads […]