Joseph Brown, an Indigenous leader from the nearby community of Beswick, is among those who have watched the accompanying penalty regime make families go hungry. Many participants have had their welfare payments cut for up to eight weeks if they don’t attend regularly enough.
The Northern Territory is a step closer to being part of the trillion dollar international space industry with the launch of the Territory Labor Government’s space strategy.
The Northern Territory Government has spent just 6 per cent of its flagship $1.1 billion commitment on remote housing, nearly three years after first announcing it, figures provided to the ABC show.
More than 400 Yolngu people from across six Arnhem Land communities have helped create a new resource to better deal with family violence across the region. ARDS Aboriginal Corporation has been working on the family violence project for the past three years.
Australia’s first commercial spaceport, Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA), has announced that it has inked a contract with U.S.-based TriSept Corporation, that offers launch integration services, rideshare and dedicated missions to small satellite customers.
A spear fisherman has come away from a shark encounter with a horrific injury.
On a warm tropical Friday morning just before Christmas, the Northern Territory Government laid bare what many had suspected for years: the NT was dead broke and borrowing $4 million a day just to meet operational expenses, including public servants’ salaries.
The debt — long raised by the previous Country Liberals government as a political bogeyman — is now projected to blow out from $3 billion to an eye-watering $35 billion over the next 10 years.
The Darwin-based musician, who was raised in Milingimbi and Maningrida in northeast Arnhem Land, is the first Indigenous artist to have achieved mainstream success rapping in the Yolngu Matha language.
Two more federal ministers, Nigel Scullion and Michael Keenan, have announced they are jumping ship at the election, making three in a week to say they are leaving.
There is evidence fishermen from Makassar, on what is now the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, were visiting the coast of what is now Arnhem Land to collect sea cucumbers as early as the mid-1600s to sell to Chinese merchants. The fishermen camped on the beach to boil and dry their caught trepang, and exchanged goods with the local Indigenous tribes.