A new deal with the Commonwealth will see the NT Government take over responsibility for running the international quarantine facility at Howard Springs, with a pledge to hire 400 new health staff within weeks under the supervision of Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker.
A Darwin-based real estate company says expats from neighboring Asian countries, some of whom came to Darwin during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, have impacted the tight rental vacancy rates that currently sit at less than one per cent.
Commercial builders in the NT will have to be registered and engineering audits will be increased, as part of proposed sweeping reforms to the Territory’s building industry in the wake of a debacle that saw more than 200 unit owners affected by “incompetent or negligent” structural engineering.
NT Police are investigating a suspicious vehicle fire in Francis Bay Drive last week that appears to have been deliberately lit, and are seeking public information about the arson incident.
A 17-year-old was found stabbed with a blade in his back in a busy night for police that also saw another police officer spat on by an allegedly intoxicated teenager.
NT Health authorities have issued a severe heatwave alert, warning Territorians to take precautions to avoid possible heatstroke and dehydration this week and into the weekend.
Simona Paganetto founded I’m Plastic Free which draws suppliers of Australian ethical and sustainable small businesses and connects them to consumers. She gets her opinion about our problem with plastic waste.
Pill testing at NT festivals may go ahead, after Chief Minister Michael Gunner indicated he is “open to the idea” during a recent radio interview, but the Opposition has labelled the move “reckless” and hypocritical.
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