Chief Minister Michael Gunner has been accused of releasing “meaningless” youth crime data ahead of a visit to Alice Springs this week, which is being called into question by the Opposition after it was reported without scrutiny in an online newspaper.
‘Governments that avoid questions undermine democracy’: Peter Greste calls for Gunner to lift ban on NT Independent
Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s ongoing ban of the NT Independent undermines basic democratic values and is contributing to the erosion of integrity in government, says journalist Peter Greste, who was jailed in Egypt for more than a year while on assignment for Al-Jazeera in 2013.
Six additional positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the NT in the past 24 hours, all of which are connected to the repatriation flights from New Delhi, India, the government said.
‘Classy’ light rail proposal raised by alderman again as way to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Darwin region
A Darwin alderman has called for a “classy” light railway system between Darwin and Palmerston to help reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions after a recent council study found vehicles were responsible for 60 per cent of the city’s annual two million tonnes of carbon emissions.
The NT Government released 16 requests for tender in the last week, including to provide security at Alice Springs Local Court for three years and one for consultancy into reducing “non-teaching and learning workload for school-based teachers and school leaders.” Click here to read the full summary.
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A 36-year-old man has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a 20-year-old woman in Jingili, NT Police said on Wednesday morning, in what appears to be a horrific domestic violence incident.
The much-hyped Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission’s plan for saving the Northern Territory’s economy post-coronavirus has come down to plans already in place: further developing natural gas reserves and expanding the mining sector, while also simultaneously moving to achieve a “decarbonisation plan” to reach net zero emissions by 2050, with a focus on renewable energy.
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