It was all smiles as the Prime Minister announced Australia will ease its limitations on kava imports — a drink popular among Pacific Islanders.
Northern Australia shipping company Sea Swift is pleased to announce it has completed a $2 million refit of its Territorian vessel to maintain essential freight services and supply to the major coastal and island communities in the Northern Territory.
Australia’s celebrated Arnhem Land aerospace project, rather than being dedicatedly civilian as the nation was media-led to believe, will have a US military component. Can the town of Nhulunbuy be permitted to survive? Probably not. Rio Tinto’s bauxite mine will soon close and the only other functions of the town are as a servicing hub for local Aboriginal communities and as a staging post for tourism. Obviously, both roles will end. And the Indigenous population? Without access to Songline sites, morale will collapse, and Arnhem Aboriginal culture will go into terminal decline.
A further $12.4 million has been funded to combat the syphilis outbreak in the Northern Territory as well as central and southern Australia.
Overnight police responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in a remote area of North East Arnhem Land approximately 100km from Nhulunbuy. Acting Commander Warren Jackson of Northern Command confirmed that a 23-year-old female was killed as a result.
Widespread coral bleaching is forecast for waters off the Northern Australia coast, due to above-average sea surface temperatures that could last for up to two months.
the small community of Maningrida is remarkable for many reasons. It is one of the most linguistically diverse communities in the world, with 15 languages spoken or signed every day among only a couple of thousand people.
Velda Winunguj, a board member of Dhimurru, says the ranger jobs are important not just to provide a career path for young people but for the important cultural, environmental and social values.
Leading Aboriginal artists and arts workers from across northern Australia will spend the next two weeks taking part in a ground-breaking Indigenous education program at the University of Melbourne.
I understand your department has been part of conversations in relation to development of Defence activities in northeast Arnhem Land. Could you advise what Defence activities are being considered for the region and how these activities will benefit the people of the region?