In west Arnhem Land, an education revolution expands to Manmoyi and Mamadawerre

In west Arnhem Land, an education revolution expands to Manmoyi and Mamadawerre

In the stone country of west Arnhem Land, in the remote Northern Territory, two remote homelands have realized their dreams of educational independence. Traditional owners who have been locked in a decades-long struggle to gain more control of education for their children celebrated the registration of independent schools at the outstations of Manmoyi and Mamadawerre … Read more

Remote NT food prices skyrocket, worries for health of communities

Residents of a remote community in the Northern Territory are paying as much as $ 74 for a jar of coffee and the price of fresh milk has reached an all-time high of more than $ 8 for two liters. Key points: Increases in fuel and freight costs are significantly impacting remote communities In one … Read more

Court reopens, witnesses start publicly giving evidence in rape trial of NT police officer

The rape trial of a Northern Territory police officer has heard the accused was spoken to by a colleague about his relationship with the alleged victim, before “inappropriate behavior” allegations were raised. Key points: Patrick Carson has pleaded not guilty to two charges of sexual intercourse without consent The trial has been closed to the … Read more

Isolated children in the NT relish chance to play with others as mobile playgroup returns to Brunette Downs Races

Ella Gibson has only known life playing with her two siblings. Key points: Children in isolated parts of Australia can go weeks or months without face-to-face contact with other kids The mobile playgroup visits remote children in Indigenous communities, small townships and pastoral stations About 1,000 children access the service each year The six-year-old lives … Read more

Australian study aims to uncover mystery of extreme period pain in young people

Roughly half the world’s population suffers from it every month, but even today mystery still surrounds period pain. Key points: More than 80 per cent of teenage girls have experienced period pain Researchers are trying to understand why it’s more severe for some They’re currently recruiting participants in the Northern Territory How can some people … Read more

NT ICAC failed to offer procedural fairness to Darwin Turf Club board member in investigation into $ 12 million grandstand grant, court finds

The Northern Territory’s anti-corruption watchdog failed to offer procedural fairness before making findings of improper conduct in a major corruption investigation, the Northern Territory Supreme Court justice has found. Key points: The ICAC made adverse findings against the Darwin Turf Club board and five individuals in its investigation into a grant awarded to the club … Read more

Ute strike on pedestrian at Darwin hotel stemmed from Wadeye unrest, NT police allege

Police allege a family feud stemming from the remote community of Wadeye has erupted on Darwin streets, with three men charged after a pedestrian was struck by a stolen car. Key points: Three men have been charged with alleged offenses relating to a pedestrian being hit by a car in Darwin on Saturday Police say … Read more

World War II veteran and Rat of Tobruk Sydney George Kinsman dies in Alice Springs, aged 100

A World War II veteran who was one of Australia’s last living Rats of Tobruk has died at the age of 100. Key points: Sydney George Kinsman has died in Alice Springs, a few weeks shy of his 101st birthday. He served during World War II, including at the famous Siege of Tobruk, and escaped … Read more

Police officer pleads not guilty to two counts of rape in the Northern Territory | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Police officer pleads not guilty to two counts of rape in the Northern Territory | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) Cop accused of raping teenager in DarwinDaily Liberal Cop allegedly raped teen ‘to end her pregnancy via orgasm’: CourtNT News Police officer pleads not guilty to two counts of rape in the Northern TerritoryABC News View … Read more

Police officer pleads not guilty to two counts of rape in the Northern Territory

A police officer accused of raping a young woman he befriended has faced the first day of a jury trial in the Northern Territory Supreme Court. Key points: Police officer Patrick Carson has pleaded not guilty to two charges of sexual intercourse without consent Prosecutors allege he sexually assaulted a young woman on two occasions … Read more