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Community

Calling Emerging Leaders from Remote Communities

Sixteen aspiring Aboriginal leaders are wanted from across the Territory to join the 2018 First Circles Leadership Program. Chief Minister and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Michael Gunner said that First Circles plays an important role in identifying, mentoring and supporting emerging Territory leaders. “Territorians deserve a Government that always puts them first and listens and […]

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Local News

The new GPSLSC clubhouse open for business Friday the 27th April

It has finally happened!!!! The Certificate of Occupancy has been issued and Liquor Licencing have sent our certificate to commence trading from the new clubhouse. This means next Friday the 27th April the new GPSLSC clubhouse will be open for business. This is very exciting not only for the club but for our entire community. […]

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Arnhem Land

Action thriller ‘HIGH GROUND’ Casting Call

We’re looking for ABORIGINAL actors keen to play a variety of roles. New stars to be found!!! No experience necessary. This is a nationwide search for ABORIGINAL MEN AND WOMEN aged 16-65yrs.

Reuniting director Stephen Johnson and writer Chris Anastassiades, creatives behind award-winning film YOLNGU BOY.

Witiyana Marika, Jack Thompson and the team are working with local communities, the Kakadu Board of Management and Traditional Owners including Jonathan Nadji, Alfred Nayingul, Adrian Gumurdal and Jeffrey Lee.

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Sport

Gopu Football Club Supporting NHS Students

Gopu Football Club supporting 9 x Nhulunbuy High School students financially in the NT AFL under 15yrs championships in Darwin. Taking it a step further, with supplying each student with each the following a – – Gopu footy bag for game day – Gopu water bottle – Gopu key chain – and toiletries for the […]

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Not the News

DEAL introduces Thunderdome in which Govites battle for housing

DEAL is set to introduce an innovative approach to the town’s perennial housing crisis – a Thunderdome in which residents do battle for an affordable home. The Thunderdome, to be built on the outskirts of Nhulunbuy by yet another interstate construction firm promising local jobs, will be governed by one simple rule – ‘two enter, […]

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World News

Syria’s latest chemical massacre demands a global response

Seven years into its catastrophic conflict, Syria has witnessed yet another major chemical strike. This time the target was the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, just outside Damascus. The death toll currently stands at around 70 – making the attack as deadly as the infamous sarin strike at Khan Sheikhoun almost exactly a […]

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Politics

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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

Gurrumul’s final gift: Australia’s most original recording?

Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) is released on Skinnyfish Music today. It is the result of five years of work and unlike any previous Australian recording. It’s a synthesis of ancient Aboriginal chants, modern orchestral minimalism and the complex rhythmic patterns of Elcho Island’s yidaki (the Yolgnu word for didgeridoo) playing. It is a unique and […]

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Food & Drink

Georgias Addictive Cousin to Pizza

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 […]

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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

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Opinion

Make Fares Fairer – by Luke Gosling OAM MP

Northern prosperity translates to national prosperity. Strategic investment in the north yields enormous dividends for the nation as a whole. The north has 5% of the Australian population, but accounts for 50% of our nation’s exports. We need to grow the population of the Top End and develop the Territory’s infrastructure to support the pursuit […]

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Articles

Anzac Day is also about the right to democratic dissent and those who fought for it

In response to foiled plans for a terrorist attack at an Anzac Day commemoration service, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that interfering with such an event is “utterly alien to Australians”.

But Abbott is wrong. While any attack resulting in deaths would be reprehensible, and quite different to interruptions to services in the past, interfering with an Anzac Day service has been a very Australian way of drawing public attention to an issue.

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