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Domestic violence: criminal justice system ‘not suitable for purpose’, says Coroner

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Two deaths that were the subject of the recent coronial inquest into “extreme domestic violence” were the tipping point for Coroner Greg Cavanagh. KIERAN FINNANE reports on his findings, handed down this morning.

Police search for absconder




It is alleged he removed his monitoring bracelet.


Groundwork laid for NT film industry future




After 12 years at the helm of Screen Territory, retiring director Penelope McDonald looks back on the industry's progress and forwards to her own future. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Little kids have the key to our future



Talking, reading, playing and lots of praise: It all needs to happen in the first thee years of our children's lives, says Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee (pictured) in her keynote address to the Chronic Diseases Network Conference. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


The apple a day message got a bit more complicated




Single teenage mothers and irresistible energy drinks span a wide range of topics at the Public Health Association conference. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photos: Limin Buchanan and Jackie Bradshaw (at right).


The Centre gets three times its average rainfall




... and maybe hail this evening, says BOM.


Pine Gap: wake-up call for Alice Springs




An artist focusses our attention on the military base about which we have become so blasé, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016




The feisty disability advocate and state finalist for Senior Australian of the Year 2015, passed away this morning.


Flowers to brighten up a rainy day




The annual flower exhibition will open at the Residency this afternoon.  ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Gunner on fracking: Change of words or heart?




Five words are at the centre of a row between the environmentalist sector and the new Chief Minister. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Lambley calls for action on palliative care hospice

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The government needs to honour its commitment on palliative care hospice in Alice, writes ROBYN LAMBLEY (pictured).


Gunner 'backflipped' on fracking moratorium



The anti-fracking lobby, which has played a major role in the NT election campaign, is outraged over what new Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced this morning about the moratorium that was a cornerstone of his policies. ALEC spokeswoman Nicole Pietsch (pictured) has joined the Lock the Gate Alliance in an attack on the new Chief Minister.


UPDATE 4:50pm


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