The Northern Territory’s tourism and hospitality sector is desperately seeking more than 7,000 staff in the lead up to what is expected to be a busy Dry season for tourists and locals, with calls for the NT Government to help out by bringing in foreign workers.
City bylaws are intended for the good governance of the community, but some of Darwin Council’s new proposed bylaws may not pass the test. Under new dog bylaw reforms, if your dog’s tag falls off while in public you can be fined $155 on the spot regardless of the circumstances. This week, retired lawyer Sally Gearin explores some of the problems with Council’s new dog bylaws.
A police blitz in Darwin’s northern suburbs has resulted in dozens of charges and eight minors taken into protective custody in a week, NT Police said.
Another traffic stop has led police to a drug operation, this time in Howard Springs and Malak, involving an alleged marijuana grow op, NT Police said.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner has been celebrated by a national publication as an exceptional leader, whose “unique rise” to power was “marvellous in itself” and a fascinating tribute to what can be achieved with a bipartisan approach to solving social problems.
The Gunner Government is nowhere near meeting its commitments to the $78 million Barkly Regional Deal, leaving the region in limbo two years after the deal was signed, Senator Sam McMahon says.
The risk of contracting a severe mosquito borne disease has increased with the recent detection of Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus in the Top End and Barkly regions, the Department of Health has warned.
The NT Government knew about unsafe homes in Bellamack since at least 2014 but did not take any measures to protect homeowners who were forced to stay in them during Cyclone Marcus, despite multiple engineering reports that found they were a cyclone safety risk, the NT Independent can reveal.
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