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“No comment” about man on hunger strike in quarantine

ABOVE: Food which hunger striker Braedon Earley left outside his quarantine room. By ERWIN CHLANDA “We won’t be commenting on individuals in the quarantine facilities.” That is...

Gunner blames pandemic for fiscal fiasco: Commentator

Michael Gunner (inset) is said to be washing his hands of the NT's record deficit. Image: Government publicity of pandemic precautions. By ERWIN CHLANDA “Gunner plays...

Traveller returning to NT tests positive

 

 

The Darwin man in his 30s had stayed with family in a defined Melbourne hotspot area, and is now in isolation in the Royal Darwin Hospital, according to SecureNT.

Let’s have a local Masters Games, says Gerry Wood

 

 

In light of the fact we don’t have any Corona Virus surely a local NT Master’s competition would still be a goer, writes Gerry Wood, Independent Member for Nelson.

Visa holders likely to fall through the COVID aid cracks

 

 

Governments are promising to keep people and the economy afloat but anyone on a temporary visa — that’s anyone on a holiday visa or even a sponsored worker on a temporary visa are likely to miss out, says Alice Springs migration agent Anke Nagel (pictured). Report by JULIUS DENNIS.

Who will benefit from Paterson's $2.8m voucher scheme?


 
 
Those most in need or investors and business, with an assumed trickle-down effect? KIERAN FINNANE reports on the Town Council debate. Pictured: Deputy Mayor Paterson.

Testing better than average but still unanswered questions

 

The NT is doing better than the national average in the number of people tested for COVID-19 but the government is mum on other questions, including what are the quarantine facilities in Alice Springs at present? How many people are quarantined there? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

COVID-19 calls for straight answers

 

The first casualty in a war is truth. In the Territory, when there is a crisis, it is transparency that gets the boot. Yet COVID-19 is a matter of life and death, and the public’s vital trust in the people managing the pandemic depends on how they are treating us: So far, so bad. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. Photo: Health Minister Natasha Fyles.

Feds should use NAIF to lift northern Australia’s economy

 

 

Nearly five years on, only $88.5 million has been released for projects in Northern Australia, less than 2% in total funding, write Senator Murray Watt, Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Warren Snowdon MP and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy (both pictured).

Aborigines may defy orders, come to Alice for food: CLC

 

The Central Land Council warns that unless governments ensure food supply in remote communities, residents will defy orders and continue to travel in and out of biosecurity areas to shop in Alice Springs, says CLC chief executive Joe Martin-Jard in a media release. Photo: Hermannsburg / Ntaria, 130kms west of Alice Springs on the banks of the Finke River.

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