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Community

Landmark Local Decision Making Agreement puts power back in the hands of communities

14 November 2018 The Territory Labor Government will today sign the Groote Archipelago Local Decision Making Agreement with the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC). The agreement is one of nine Local Decision Making agreements now signed or underway across the Territory, developed in accordance with the principles of self-determination; flexible place based approaches; co-design; and community […]

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Local News

Boat Ramp Now Open

Nhulunbuy’s Community Boat Ramp OPEN 10 November 2018 Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, today officially opened the new and improved Community Boat Ramp at Melville Bay in Nhulunbuy. The $556,677 (incl GST) upgrade to the boat ramp was funded through the Territory Labor Government’s $50 million investment in recreational fishing, which was […]

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Arnhem Land

Blue Mud Bay: Conditional Waiver Extension

The Full Council of the Northern Land Council has conditionally approved a six-month extension of the waiver of the need for permits to access the Aboriginal-owned intertidal zone. The waiver is set to expire on 31 December 2018. The extension is dependent on the Northern Territory Government’s delivering a satisfactory response by early December to a […]

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Sport

Boat Ramp Now Open

Nhulunbuy’s Community Boat Ramp OPEN 10 November 2018 Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, today officially opened the new and improved Community Boat Ramp at Melville Bay in Nhulunbuy. The $556,677 (incl GST) upgrade to the boat ramp was funded through the Territory Labor Government’s $50 million investment in recreational fishing, which was […]

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Not the News

Mark Zuckerberg to give everyone $1000 to stop sharing stupid Facebook hoaxes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised every Facebook user $1,000, but only if everyone stops sharing stupid hoaxes on his social network. The move comes after timelines have become inundated with ridiculous claims being shared by people stupid enough to think they could get a lot of money for doing literally nothing but sharing a […]

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World News

No, Facebook isn’t limiting you to 25 friends’ status updates

The social networking giant’s mysterious algorithms are a cornerstone for the latest popular hoax. Despite what you’ve heard on Facebook, the social network isn’t going to limit status updates in your news feed to 25 preselected friends. The real news is much scarier: People are falling for a Facebook hoax — again.

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Politics

Resignation of NLC CEO

15 November 2018 Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, today acknowledged the resignation of Northern Land Council (NLC) CEO Joe Morrison with regret, saying it was a huge loss for the organisation. Since Mr Vowles became Primary Industry and Resources Minister in 2016, he and Mr Morrison have enjoyed a […]

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Be Crocwise

The smaller the boat the greater the risk

If you are taking the boat out make sure that you remember to #becrocwise and stay safe on the water. Saltwater crocodiles have been known to sit underneath boats, waiting for dinner to be brought to them. Remember that crocs can jump and a small tinny with a shallow draft is no protection. Always use […]

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Entertainment

Young indigenous star’s big Venice Film Festival honour

An indigenous dancer from Arnhem Land has won the coveted best new talent award at the Venice Film Festival. Baykali Ganambarr, who has no formal acting training, portrays a tracker in The Nightingale, a revenge thriller set in convict-era Tasmania. Earlier this week, he joined the likes of Hollywood stars Jennifer Lawrence and Mila Kunis in accepting […]

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Food & Drink

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Letters to the Editor

Affordable housing key to post-curtailment Nhulunbuy

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.

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Culture

Nhulunbuy kids write groundbreaking new book in Yolgnu Matha

One of our ambassadors, illustrator Ann James, and Tina Raye and Nicole Whiles from our team have just returned from Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land. Their trip was dual purpose: to conduct writing workshops with a group of kids from Nhulunbuy Primary School and to boost our Book Buzz progam in local playgroups. Late last year, Ann, […]

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Opinion

NLC condemns McArthur River Mine approval

The Northern Land Council has condemned the decision of the NT EPA to approve the overburden management project at the McArthur River Mine. NLC CEO Joe Morrison said the EPA’s assessment that the project can avoid significant environmental impacts is not supported by its own report. “The sorry history of frequent environmental incidents at the […]

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Articles

World politics explainer: the Iranian Revolution

To understand what caused the Iranian Revolution, we must first consider the ongoing conflict between proponents of secular versus Islamic models of governance in Muslim societies.

It all began with the British colonisation of India in 1858, which precipitated the collapse of classic Islamic civilisation. By early 20th century, almost the entire Muslim world was colonised by European powers.

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