The program against feral cats in the town of Batchelor in the northern territory should continue, vets say

The program against feral cats in the town of Batchelor in the northern territory should continue, vets say

In the small town of Batchelor, adjacent to the Northern Territory’s Litchfield National Park, a council program has helped reduce the number of feral cats, which experts say pose the greatest threat to Australia’s native animals. Key points: Veterinarians and residents of Batchelor are concerned that feral cats will decimate native animals if left unchecked … Read more

Confidential child protection documents dumped at Darwin’s tip

Confidential documents, including information on child protection, were dumped on a Darwin tip last week when the Northern Territory Families department threw out old filing cabinets. Key points: Confidential documents were dumped at Darwin’s Shoal Bay Waste Management facility on October 7 The documents were inside old filing cabinets that were discarded by Territory Families … Read more

CLP opposition criticizes Northern Territory’s COVID vaccination mandate for workers as “draconian”

The CLP opposition has described the NT government’s vaccination mandate for workers as “draconian and extreme” and a consequence of a ruined vaccine rollout over northern territory. Key points: The opposition has slowed down the NT government’s mandatory vaccine rule for many workers across the territory A legal expert says bosses can fire workers who … Read more

Benjamin Hoffmann murder case hears about autopsies of Hassan Baydoun and Robert Courtney

Benjamin Hoffmann’s fourth and final alleged victim sustained 69 injuries across his body, including 36 “stab or cut” injuries in a “fight” that led to his death, a court has heard. Key points: Sir. Hoffmann pleads not guilty to all 14 charges, including four counts of murder The trial is scheduled to run for nine … Read more

Sakelarios Maillis gives evidence in Benjamin Hoffmann’s murder case

A relative of a man allegedly murdered by Benjamin Hoffmann has told a Northern Territory jury that they found a glass tube in their deceased uncle’s car, despite police already searching the car. Key points: Sir. Hoffmann pleads not guilty to all 14 charges The trial is scheduled to run for another six weeks The … Read more

Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann’s former friends take a stand in his assassination attempt at the Supreme Court

A witness in the Benjamin Hoffmann murder case has told the court that the accused drank water mixed with the drug ice cream and drove at speeds of up to 180 kilometers in the morning after an alleged shooting. Key points: Benjamin Hoffman is accused of killing four men during an alleged shooting in Darwin … Read more

Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann visits Royal Darwin Hospital four times before alleged shooting

Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann visited the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) four times in the morning before allegedly killing four people, but the doctor who treated him has told a court he was not worried about Hoffmann’s mental health. Key points: Benjamin Hoffmann is accused of killing four men during an alleged shooting in June 2019 A … Read more

Cutting letter from chief physician accuses NT Health of damaging workforce morale during hospital crisis

Chief physicians say management at Darwin’s main hospital has exacerbated the already low morale and damaged the facility’s reputation with a letter warning junior doctors that they would be blacklisted if they left before their contracts were up. Key points: Chief physician says the letter sent to junior staff is “toxic” to workplace culture The … Read more

Benjamin Hoffmann’s former colleagues take a stand in the NT’s Supreme Court murder case

Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann’s former co-workers say the accused killer talked about getting a gun and wanting to “hurt” someone named Alex before the alleged shooting, a court has been told. Key points: Benjamin Hoffmann is charged with four murders He has pleaded not guilty to all 14 charges against him The jury heard Mr Hoffmann … Read more

COVID-19 fragments found in wastewater at Berrimah in Darwin with further tests underway

Health authorities say traces of COVID-19 have been detected in wastewater samples at Darwin’s Berrimah treatment plant. Key points: The sample comes from the Winnellie and East Arm areas, which are heavily used by freight and transport workers Health Minister Natasha Fyles says there is no need for lockdown or additional restrictions at this time … Read more

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