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New Aboriginal-controlled body given oversight of how federal mining royalty grants money distributed
A new Commonwealth corporation controlled by a majority-led Indigenous board will be established to distribute federal royalty money in the Northern Territory for projects that promote the economic self-sufficiency of Aboriginal people in the Territory, under legislative reforms passed on Wednesday.
NT Independent editor Chris Walsh’s critical analysis of the news of the week on the Territory Story podcast, including how Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s brother-in-law approved taxpayer funds for 2020 election campaign trips against rules, and how the NT Police executive distributed suppressed material from the Zach Rolfe trial to members in possible breach of a court order, and so much more.
Former government analytical chemist Geoff Kyle writes the NT Police have the capacity themselves to test to find out if indeed a “chemical” was thrown by protesters at officers, but even if samples were sent elsewhere for professional analyses, the results would be known within a few days.