There is urgent need for a reconsideration of alcohol regulation policy approaches in the NT with the looming change to grog restrictions in the Territory, and First Nations people need to be more fully consulted, argue Elizabeth Crawford Spencer and Andrew Lockyer.
With a gathering of lawyers, judges and experts from all over Australia in Darwin, Close Don Dale Now member John Lawrence, writes the Fyles Government is breaching its duty of care, together with the requirements of various international legal conventions, in imprisoning traumatised children as young as ten, in a jail that eleven years ago a Corrections Commissioner said was “only fit for a bulldozer”.
The Clown Town circus rolls on: Estimates hearings reveal more sad tales of dysfunction and corruption
ANALYSIS: This week’s Budget Estimates hearings have again raised some truly troubling facts about corruption in this place and how the Gunner, sorry, Fyles Government continually fails to address it, choosing instead to excuse it and in at least one instance we heard of this week, foster it.
OPINION: As Territorians await a coronial inquiry into the circumstances around the death of Kumanjayi Walker and details of the flawed police procedures that led to Constable Zach Rolfe being in that house in Yuendumu, one thing is certain: the NT Police cover-up is an internal arse-covering exercise of epic proportions, writes former NT Police tactical unit boss Carey Joy.
The results are in and our readers have spoken: Uncles Tavern is the top spot for the best Chicken Parmy in the Territory. Here’s the full list of where you can get the best Chicken Parmies across the NT.
Fate didn’t bring Kumanjayi Walker and Zach Rolfe together, failed police procedures by senior cops did
OPINION: The only way any form of justice for Kumanjayi Walker will be achieved is for all of us to look beyond the distraction the NT Police executive has created and start demanding answers for how this tragic incident unfolded and how the decisions made by those in positions of power led to it, writes former NT Police tactical unit boss Carey Joy.
Litchfield Council’s massive rate increase for the large gas companies Conoco Phillips and Inpex is unjust, unfair, and just greedy, writes Gerry Wood.
Letter to the editor: Natasha Fyles needs to improve integrity around water, fracking and the NT Land Corporation
If Natasha Fyles as the new Chief Minister wants community support and faith in government returned, she must act in the best interests of our communities, be honest and pull out the bull whip and crack problematic bureaucrats off, writes Daniel Tapp.
Whether you call it a Parmi or a Parma it's no secret that everyone loves a good Parmigiana! So we want to know – Where do you get the best Chicken Parmigiana in the Top End? ...
ANALYSIS: The scandal engulfing Michael Gunner in the days leading up to his resignation goes to the heart of the NT’s democracy, reaching not only into the highest political office in the Territory, but also directly into the highest office in the public service.
As the federal election has now been called, the NT Independent has offered the same advertising packages to all the candidates and political parties without favour. We have offered the same advertising opportunities to all candidates equally, along with the same...
Chief Minister Michael announced his resignation this morning in Parliament after handing down the 2022 NT Budget, which might be a first for an Australian Treasurer to resign directly after presenting a budget. He said a new Chief Minister could be named as early as Friday.