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Community

Annual Marine Debris Survey Call for Volunteers

Dhimurru is calling for volunteer assistance in processing marine debris from our annual marine debris survey at Cape Arnhem. This survey has been running for 15 years and is possibly the longest running marine debris survey in Australia.

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Local News

Nhulunbuy Primary School students to compete in National Robotics Competition

Students from Nhulunbuy are making the journey south to Melbourne this week to compete in the RoboCup Junior Australia National Championships to be held at Melbourne Park over Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

The students will build, program and run their own robots and will learn, collaborate and compete with students from all around Australia.

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Arnhem Land

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Sport

Community cooperation for peaceful Gove AFL Grand Final

The Gove AFL Grand Final was held in Yirrkala on Saturday, 1 September with an incredible turn out by the East Arnhem Community. Following consultation with the Rirratjingu and Gumatj Aboriginal Corporations, the traditional owners requested licensees implement takeaway alcohol restrictions during the grand final weekend. Officer in Charge of Nhulunbuy Police, Senior Sergeant Daniel […]

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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

Tony Abbott challenged to support indigenous ‘bush university’

A remote Northern Territory ­Aboriginal community that was at the heart of Tony Abbott’s 2013 declaration that he would be a “prime minister for indigenous ­affairs” has challenged him to back its comprehensive plan for educational reform in his new role as special envoy. Data shows only 20 per cent of Aboriginal students in the […]

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Weather

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 15 Nora Now Cat 3

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning. TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 15 Issued at 8:01 pm ACST [8:31 pm AEST] on Friday 23 March 2018 Headline: Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora […]

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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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