‘I can’t believe the Army is not there’: Sources say people too scared to enter Wadeye fearing violence

‘I can’t believe the Army is not there’: Sources say people too scared to enter Wadeye fearing violence

More than 400 people are still displaced, with hundreds living in tents on the edge of town too scared to buy food; the school has been closed after a teacher was assaulted, a man was speared in the leg and the Health Clinic attacked, children are walking around with homemade tomahawks, a worker’s camp was ram-raided, and at least 45 houses have been left unliveable due to damage from riots and ongoing violence in Wadeye, sources have told the NT Independent.

‘Thank you, you are all great personalities’: Inside the twisted Facebook world of Raj Samson Rajwin

‘Thank you, you are all great personalities’: Inside the twisted Facebook world of Raj Samson Rajwin

United Australia Party Senate candidate Raj Samson Rajwin has been using at least one fake Facebook profile to attack political rivals and named one apparently non-existent person as the Australian “president” of his “International Society of Human Development and Equality” organisation – a private company he runs as the sole director while claiming it is a charity.

‘If the ship goes down we all drown’: Litchfield resident says mayor sacked CEO partly over motion to overturn speed limit increase

‘If the ship goes down we all drown’: Litchfield resident says mayor sacked CEO partly over motion to overturn speed limit increase

The Litchfield Council will not say if it was the chief executive officer or a councillor who wrote a notice without motion for its January meeting overturning the Girraween Rd speed limit increase, but one resident who filed a freedom of information application on the matter, has said Mayor Doug Barden told him the former CEO wrote it, and gave it to councilor to propose as her own.

McArthur River Mine environment report states river in good health but risk of levee wall failure not part of review

McArthur River Mine environment report states river in good health but risk of levee wall failure not part of review

An Independent Monitor’s report into McArthur River Mine’s environmental performance over the last year has divided opinion, with the mining company’s general manager and the government lauding findings that showed the river was in good health and that the company had minimised risks, while the Environment Centre NT called the report a “farce” with glaring holes in the risk assessment process.


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