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Northern Territory goes bananas!

The Northern Territory has been declared banana freckle free, with the proof of freedom handed down today.

Department of Primary Industry and Resources Executive Director Biosecurity and Animal Welfare Sarah Corcoran praised the community and industry for this achievement to be released.

“Territorians should be proud of what we have accomplished,” Ms Corcoran said.

“This has been one of the largest plant pest eradication programs ever attempted and achieved in Australia.”

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Pub accused of banning ‘blacks’ allegedly tried to block Aboriginal man from collecting pokies winnings

By Elias Clure
ABC News

  • Brenton Carter won over $12,500 playing pokies at Rorkes, but staff say they were instructed to tell him he was “too drunk” to collect
  • They also said they were told to keep putting Mr Carter off until he stopped coming in to collect his winnings
  • Audio recordings capture Rorkes owner Mitch McNamee telling staff not to pay out
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