Chief Minister Natasha Fyles says she is listening to the overwhelming majority of Territory police officers who no longer have confidence in Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker by continuing to support him, saying the government still needs to understand the “complexity of these complexities” facing the police force.
Humpty Doo Fire Station shuts for day, Chief Fire Officer blames closure on firies not doing overtime
The Humpty Doo fire station was closed on Monday after Chief Fire Officer Mark Spain ironically said he could not get firefighters to do overtime, and thought it was the union politicising the EBA negotiation, while the union said it was a deliberate act to cut costs and NT Fire had not sought out staff to work extra shifts.
UPDATED: Teachers in the Greater Darwin region will be taking strike action this Friday that is expected to impact the functioning of Darwin and Palmerston schools, with the Chief Minister claiming the industrial action is politically motivated.
A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and will appear in court today on child abduction charges related to the disappearance of five-year-old Grace Hughes who went missing along with her mother last week, NT Police said.
The Territory’s anti-corruption watchdog has launched an investigation into non-compliant buildings owned or leased by the NT Government, following his initial investigation into safety issues at TIO Stadium, that will include schools, Holtze prison and the Royal Darwin Hospital.
UPDATED: Darwin Port wharfies are set to strike next week with workers having voted to take industrial action after they claimed management refused to negotiate a reasonable pay offer and participate in talks for a new enterprise agreement, the Maritime Union of Australia said.
‘In complete crisis’: Chalker not resigning despite 80 per cent of NT cops having no confidence in him
Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker will not stand down after the damning results of the NT Police Association’s survey, that showed nearly 80 per cent of rank-and-file members have no confidence in his leadership.
A community forum in Fannie Bay has been organised by United NT Businesses to discuss solutions to the issues facing small businesses and the wider community ahead of the August 20 by-election, organisers said.
NO CONFIDENCE SURVEY RESULTS: NT police officers have sent a clear message to Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker about what they think of his leadership in one of the largest responses the police union has ever seen.
EXCLUSIVE: Labor’s Fannie Bay candidate Brent Potter previously worked for the CEO of an aerospace company he was involved in securing $10 million of taxpayer money for, his deactivated LinkedIn page shows, and charged taxpayers to travel internationally to secure contracts for the company, the NT Independent can reveal.
A man in his 30s from the Greater Darwin region has died after contracting meningococcal disease, with his close contacts currently being cared for by the Centre for Disease Control, the Department of Health has said.
NT Police are “working around the clock” to help locate a woman and her five-year-old daughter who vanished on Sunday after last being seen in the Berrimah area.