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Police: Boy hurt on pedestrian crossing, robocalls warning

Don't pay money to someone you have not met in person. This includes people you have met online through dating websites or investment forums, say police.

80% of seniors want "return to legalised assisted dying"

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Ms Shearer says 82% of seniors feel very safe or relatively safe in their communities, survey finds. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: COTA CEO Sue Shearer.

Parliamentary committee endorses a First Nations Voice

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In its final report to the Australian Parliament, the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has endorsed the central proposal made in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Three girls 13 and younger in police pursuit

They got the car keys by unlawfully entering a house, police allege.

Lambley says Gunner won't discuss rising crime

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House break-ins up by 41.5% and motor vehicle thefts up by 31.5% in Alice Springs, writes Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen.

Business index shows NT to be least confident

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Small and medium business confidence second lowest for all times. Worst was the NT in March, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins.

Mayoral temper flares over accountability

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Should councillors' assets remain secret? The council thinks so. Yet the assets of Federal Parliamentarians are online for all to see. Damien Ryan (pictured) claims his income has been misrepresented. He speaks with ERWIN CHLANDA also about flood mitigation, the gallery, and the council's apparently limited aspirations to be heard by the NT Government.

Distant government, frustrated council and community

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Government plans “exclusive of any meaningful consultation with the community affected by the proposal.” As the year draws to a close these words summed up the local political picture: a distant government holding the purse strings, calling the shots and seemingly incapable of either listening to or communicating frankly with the people and their local representatives. KIERAN FINNANE reports from last night's council meeting.

Updated 11.42 am, 28 November 2018, Minister's reply.

November rain double the average already

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And more to come. The good news is that many of the waterholes are full, including this one in the Todd, just upstream from the Telegraph Station.

Voice to Parliament: Scandinavia can do it, why not Australia?

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As Australia waits for the release of the latest report on constitutional recognition for First Australians, we hear from NIKLAS LABBA on the development of Sámi parliaments in Norway, Sweden, and Finland, a history that is already six decades old. The Sámi people are the Indigenous people of Sápmi in northern Scandinavia. Mr Labba grew up in a Sámi reindeer herding family and is now Academic Director of the Centre for Sámi Studies at the University of Tromsø – Artic University of Norway.

Reverse discrimination: Views differ in the NT and the US

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Affirmative action in the US remains hotly debated while over here the one-sided allocation of public money is done without hesitation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Protesters at a demonstration against Harvard University’s admissions process. Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg/Getty Images.

Birth registrations Bill: How many genders are there?

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"Changing any information on a birth certificate means it is not a true and accurate record of a birth, and by literal definition is not a birth certificate," writes Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen.

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