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Does anyone know anything about NT Land Corporation? When was it set up, and why? Who appoints the board members? Why aren’t the deals done by NT Land Corporation made public? And does it publish annual reports? These are some of the questions Katherine’s Daniel Tapp says need to be answered by the government.
UPDATED: Celebrated NT cartoonist Col Wicking has ditched the NT News to continue his famous cartooning career at the NT Independent citing professional integrity and employment security as reasons
OPINION: The Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia should replace the Queen and the Govenor-General at the top of our political system with the creation of a kind-of Australian republic, writes Patrick Berends.
Former Darwin critical care registered nurse, Laine Jolly, who refused to be COVID-19 vaccinated, writes Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s mandate created division and hatred in a misguided attempt to advance his own political position.
Former NT Police sergeant Leith Phillips asks Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker questions about his behaviour over the last ten days, from the lead-up to the end of the Constable Zach Rolfe murder trial, and argues he has presided over the greatest loss of experience the NT Police force has ever sustained.
Opinion: The chief health officer’s so-called vaccine mandate is invalid because it exceeds his power
Retired Territory lawyer Geoff James argues the Gunner Government is exploiting the scope for one-person-rule offered by the Public and Environmental Health Act emergency powers, but that the chief health officer’s so-called vaccine mandate is invalid because it goes beyond the power afforded him under the enabling act.
NT Independent editor Chris Walsh’s critical analysis of the news of the week on the Territory Story podcast, including details of an ICAC probe launched into Eva Lawler and department over TIO Stadium debacle, a tender out for development of MAGNT master plan, could cost $100m over ten years, and why the Police Commissioner was interstate playing golf before the end of the Constable Zach Rolfe murder trial. And yes, so much more.
Openn Negotiation is the newest form of selling your home in the NT. We were interested in finding out more about it, so we spoke with Openn Negotiation seller Simon Watts to help answer some questions.
Letter to the editor: COVID-19 emergency declaration should be revoked, extreme measures are no longer required
The NT COVID-19 emergency declaration should be immediately revoked, and the chief health officer’s directions contravene long-held protections within our legal system and common law against the independent and arbitrary rule or power by an individual, former Alice Springs NT Police Sergeant Leith Phillips writes.
Letter to the editor: Reducing age of criminal responsibility doesn’t address bigger problems in the NT
The Gunner Government’s motivation to reduce the age of criminality is only a manipulative way of reducing the crime rate statistics, former NT Police officer Carey Joy writes, and he says he has the experience to support his argument.