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Police: We do not condone vigilantes

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Police reject allegations of misconduct in an investigation of bashings of two boys last week, and say they "do not support or condone any vigilante activity". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Fuel firm on warpath with Alice upgrades Katherine site

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A service station with Pie Face restaurant offering "artisan roasted coffee” for Top End town while three proposed projects in Alice are subject to a wrangle with the town council. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Barkly needs a master plan, says Mayor

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It would pull together opportunities from the gas pipeline, re-opening of mines, and the council recently creating a cross border economic alliance with Mt Isa Town, writes Mayor Steven Edgington (pictured).


UPDATE 8:50am: Statement from Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles.


Only 3 of Turnbull's 38 northern roads started, all in Qld

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There is a massive underspending on Northern Australia infrastructure projects by the Federal Government, says Anthony Albanese, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Tourism.

Bottle shop cops 'security guards, paid for by the taxpayer'




Police Commissioner appears to succumb to political pressure, ordering cops to be "standing at a privately-owned bottle shop as a pseudo security guard," writes Paul McCue, NT Police Association President (pictured).

How much of Parrtjima's $2m goes out of town?

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Well, the government isn't saying. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

NT lags on locator devices for people lost in the bush

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Satellite gadgets for locating people lost in the bush are a no brainer these days, but in The Centre the wheels are turning slowly, as the "help, we're lost" message from an American couple last week emphasised again. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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In a surprise turnaround a majority of councillors have supported Cr Eli Melky's motion. It suggests a shift in the balance of power on council. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Passing of the Namatjira matriarch

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Just six short days after the Namatjira copyright victory, one of the principal figures in the fight for its return to her family passed away.

Cattlemen support Pastoral Land Act amendments

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The Northern Land Council needs to stop running interference on every single improvement that both governments and industry make for the good of all Territorians, writes Tom Stockwell (pictured), President Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association.

When NT was officially 'a country for the White Man'

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The White Australia Policy was the official line for development of the north when the Territory's first Administrator, John Anderson Gilruth, took up his post. Ted Egan AO tells the story his latest book. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Solar centre breathes new life into Desert Knowledge

2489 DKA solar centre SMThe precinct's 39 sun-powered electricity generators illustrate much of the industry's short history and is a research facility used the world over. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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