Whatever your preference of watering hole in remote Arnhem Land, The Arnhem Club had something its colder neighbour, the Walkabout Tavern, never had and never will have. Call it heart, soul, warmth or ‘hwyl’ from the Welsh word meaning “a complex and intangible quality of passion and sense of belonging that isn’t easy to translate”.
Production at a remote Rio Tinto mine site was temporarily suspended last week after a union investigation raised safety concerns at the operation.
“The location close to the equator is quite unique, it offers a more efficient launch site.” Other benefits to the Arnhem land spaceport, are “really good access to a deepwater port and a city quality airport.”
Residents from a remote Northern Territory community have launched defamation action against Channel Seven, over a controversial segment on its Sunrise breakfast program.
Police in Nhulunbuy have charged a 38-year-old male after he allegedly used a fishing spear to stab a 27-year-old male.The incident occurred around 10pm yesterday evening in Yirrkala when an argument between the two intoxicated males escalated, with the alleged offender arming himself with the spear.
A remote Territory town saw a dramatic spike in booze-fuelled crime — including a mass brawl with more than 100 people armed with woomeras and other weapons — after coming off cyclone watch for Cyclone Trevor.
A project working with high school students in the birthplace of musical group Yothu Yindi is putting Indigenous female rappers in the spotlight — and they are doing it in their own language, Yolngu Matha.
The federal government has relaxed rules around its work-for-the-dole scheme for remote areas amid criticism it is too harsh on Aboriginal people. The required participation in the Community Development Program have been reduced from 25 hours to 20 hours.
As 2018 draws to a close we decided to revisit some of the stories affecting the region throughout the year, so we suggest you pour yourself your preferred tipple, grab a mince pie, crank up “Fairytale of New York” and journey through some of the stories and articles our volunteers gathered for you in 2018.
Accusations of misconduct have been levelled against the taxi industry in a remote Northern Territory town, including credit cards being “held hostage” and a driver selling a pack of cigarettes to a passenger for $75.