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What it's like to grow up under the NT intervention

What it's like to grow up under the NT intervention

Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Sambo was only 14 when the intervention was introduced and the military turned up in the Northern Territory.

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	Hobbit-inspired house in Northern Territory

Hobbit-inspired house in Northern Territory's Humpty Doo

Rob Okeeffe built the outlandish five-bedroom retreat in Northern Territory's Humpty Doo in 2014 after his wife made the peculiar request more than a decade earlier.

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Gay couples refused IVF in NT 'forced to leave'

Gay couples refused IVF in NT 'forced to leave'

LGBTI community members trying to access IVF treatment are being wrongly refused under Northern Territory law, according to advocacy group Rainbow Territory.

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One-third of police stations set up under NT 'intervention' sitting empty

One-third of police stations set up under NT 'intervention' sitting empty

At least five of the 18 extra police stations established under the Howard government's intervention in the Northern Territory's remote Indigenous communities are no longer permanently staffed.

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	Injuries suffered by a man gored by a bull in Numbulwar

Injuries suffered by a man gored by a bull in Numbulwar

Charles Brown has revealed the terrifying moment he was gored by a wild bull, puncturing his buttocks, pelvis and bowel, after shooting it during a hunting trip in the Northern Territory.

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Inquiry told of a new stolen generation

Northern Territory welfare policies had created a new stolen generation by allowing Western family tree concepts to take precedent over Aboriginal kinship systems, the Royal Commission into the Protection and  Detention of Children has been told.

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Mother took her own life after baby removed, NT royal commission hears

Mother took her own life after baby removed, NT royal commission hears

A Northern Territory grandmother says she thinks her granddaughter's removal contributed to the suicide of the baby's mother.

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Child was covered in cockroach bites, royal commission hears

Child was covered in cockroach bites, royal commission hears

A boy in the care of child protection in the Northern Territory was covered in infected cockroach bites and had track marks down his arms when taken back into care by his mother, a royal commission hears.

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Child abuse reports double since Northern Territory intervention

The Federal Government's controversial intervention in the NT has been exposed as a multimillion-dollar failure.

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Aboriginal children in child protection a 'humanitarian crisis'

Aboriginal children in child protection a 'humanitarian crisis'

About half of all Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory will be the subject of at least one child protection notification by the time they are 10 years old, a royal commission hears.

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	Mother diagnosed brain cancer days before giving birth

Mother diagnosed brain cancer days before giving birth

A Northern Territory mother has been diagnosed with brain cancer just days after she gave birth to her fifth child. Felicity Plew, 32, has glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer.

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Firies suspect blazes burning near Darwin deliberately lit by pig hunters

Firies suspect blazes burning near Darwin deliberately lit by pig hunters

Northern Territory fire crews battle three large wildfires burning south of Darwin, which they believe were deliberately lit.

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Small plane crashes on Stuart Highway at Dunmarra

A man and a child escape injury when the small plane they were travelling in crashes south of Daly Waters in the Northern Territory, authorities say.

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Following in father's footsteps leads to Queen's birthday honour for top NT cop

Following in father's footsteps leads to Queen's birthday honour for top NT cop

An assistant commissioner, firefighter and a women's advocate are among those being recognised in the Queen's birthday honours for their service to the Northern Territory.

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Dylan Voller told 60 Minutes he felt he was 'going mad' in NT youth detention

The Northern Territory youth at the centre of the detention scandal, Dylan Voller hopes to become an example to other troubled boys about how to turn their lives around.

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How fishing in a 'puddle' landed the big one

How fishing in a 'puddle' landed the big one

A Northern Territory fisherman achieves fishing glory by catching a metre-long barramundi in a waterhole no bigger than a bathtub.

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	Newly retired kangaroo lays on the ground lazy tired

Newly retired kangaroo lays on the ground lazy tired

A video has emerged of how an old kangaroo has been spending his retirement. Roger was captured on his back in a daze next at a Kangaroo sanctuary in Australia's Northern Territories.

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Sacred site dispute could block McArthur River Mine expansion plan

Sacred site dispute could block McArthur River Mine expansion plan

A bitter dispute over whether an expansion of a mine would damage a sacred site is ripping apart Indigenous families in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria region.

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	Couple share incredible photos from their Outback wedding

Couple share incredible photos from their Outback wedding

Tara Fulwood and Jason Craige tied the knot at Loves Creek Station. They wanted their guests to experience a setting similar to their remote Northern Territory home.

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Locals hopeful for NT winner to take out Finke Desert Race

Locals hopeful for NT winner to take out Finke Desert Race

The absence of five-time Finke Desert Race champion Toby Price opens the door for a Northern Territory rider to bring the trophy home after more than a decade of interstate dominance.

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NT Government scraps Community Champions program

NT Government scraps Community Champions program

Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory are "devastated" about the Government's decision to abandon a program that was part of its commitment to give Indigenous people more control.

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Jilted fisherman wants to trade diamond ring for a tinny

Jilted fisherman wants to trade diamond ring for a tinny

A jilted Northern Territory fisherman is casting a wide net on social media in an attempt to trade a diamond engagement ring for a boat.

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Boycott in NT Parliament as CLP, independents call foul on new rules

Boycott in NT Parliament as CLP, independents call foul on new rules

The Northern Territory Opposition and independents band together to revolt against new rules to halve the time to review the budget in Parliament, claiming the Government is trying to dodge scrutiny.

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Domestic violence leave growing among NT businesses

Domestic violence leave growing among NT businesses

The number of businesses offering domestic violence leave in the Northern Territory is growing, with 22 organisations now including some form of policy in employee contracts.

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Bulldust no bother to Gina Rinehart as she ushers in a new Kidman cattle era

Bulldust no bother to Gina Rinehart as she ushers in a new Kidman cattle era

From mine dust to bulldust, Australia's richest businesswoman Gina Rinehart takes it all in her stride as she shows the ABC around Helen Springs Station in the Northern Territory.

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	Australian tourist beaten to death at San Francisco hotel

Australian tourist beaten to death at San Francisco hotel

Matthew Bate, 33, from Northern Territory in Australia, was killed Friday morning in a fight outside the Da Vinci Villa hotel (pictured) in San Francisco after a verbal altercation turned physical.

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Long-held alcohol report says social clubs can reduce harm in Aboriginal communities

Long-held alcohol report says social clubs can reduce harm in Aboriginal communities

A study on alcohol in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory kept secret in government archives for two years found well-managed social clubs can reduce harm associated with drinking, and even help tackle domestic violence, the ABC l

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Uncertainty over NT Government's funding plan for remote Indigenous housing

Uncertainty over NT Government's funding plan for remote Indigenous housing

The Northern Territory Government is yet to work out how it will find hundreds of millions of dollars to prepare blocks of land so it can deliver its key election commitment on remote Indigenous housing.

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Fears NT businesses could go under with scrapping of tradie voucher

Fears NT businesses could go under with scrapping of tradie voucher

Small construction companies could go out of business because of the sudden closure of the tradie voucher scheme by the Northern Territory Government, a Darwin building business owner says.

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	NT man contracts flesh-eating virus from sawshark

NT man contracts flesh-eating virus from sawshark

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: A man was left with horrifying injuries to his arm after contracting a flesh-eating virus which he caught when a sawshark pierced his skin in the Northern Territory.

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	Men ride a Ford Falcon into a crocodile-infested river

Men ride a Ford Falcon into a crocodile-infested river

A group of men were chided by social media users for choosing to risk their lives by driving through a crocodile-infested river in the Northern Territory two days ago. 

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NT Government ending 'tradies vouchers' a 'sneaky' move: Opposition

NT Government ending 'tradies vouchers' a 'sneaky' move: Opposition

The Northern Territory Government is accused by the Opposition of being "sneaky" and "mean" after announcing people who wanted to take advantage of a home improvement scheme had just two days to file applications before the program ends.

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	Moment when men drive into a crocodile-infested river

Moment when men drive into a crocodile-infested river

A group of men were chided by social media users for choosing to risk their lives by driving through a crocodile-infested river in the Northern Territory two days ago. 

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Meet the better halves making their outback town better

Meet the better halves making their outback town better

The women behind an outback Northern Territory club celebrate 40 years of making their town a better place.

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Mossman should be jailed for corrupt activities: prosecutors

Mossman should be jailed for corrupt activities: prosecutors

A former Northern Territory government adviser found guilty of corruption should be jailed to deter others from carrying out white-collar crimes, prosecutors at an appeals hearing say.

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Child in NT Government care absent from school for four years, royal commission told

Child in NT Government care absent from school for four years, royal commission told

A child in the care of the Northern Territory Government did not attend school for four years and no-one in the relevant department intervened, the royal commission into child protection hears.

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	Cannibal crocodile death rolls fellow hapless croc

Cannibal crocodile death rolls fellow hapless croc

Darwin fishermen have spotted a hungry crocodile sink its teeth into another hapless croc during a fishing trip along the East Alligator River in Northern Territory.

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Cheap cars only as teams leave Adelaide for outback rally

Cheap cars only as teams leave Adelaide for outback rally

Hundreds of colourful cars set off from Adelaide for an outback trip to the Northern Territory and Queensland in a cancer fundraiser which promises plenty of fun and challenges.

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Cheap cars only as teams leave Adelaide for Shitbox Rally

Cheap cars only as teams leave Adelaide for Shitbox Rally

Hundreds of colourful cars set off from Adelaide for an outback trip to the Northern Territory and Queensland in a cancer fundraiser which promises plenty of fun and challenges.

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Solider killed in live-fire exercise remembered as 'happiest person on Earth'

Solider killed in live-fire exercise remembered as 'happiest person on Earth'

More than 500 family and friends farewell Victorian man Private Jason Challis, who was killed during a live-fire training exercise in the Northern Territory two weeks ago.

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NT and SA to consider prisoner swaps to relieve overcrowding

NT and SA to consider prisoner swaps to relieve overcrowding

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill quips that it would be cheaper to pay rent to the Northern Territory than build another new prison in his state.

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Skateboarding ramps up kids' confidence in remote towns

Skateboarding ramps up kids' confidence in remote towns

A Darwin-based skateboarder travels to some of the Northern Territory's most isolated communities to teach skills, and some life lessons, to local children.

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'We were very lucky': Australian father describes narrow escape from Manchester bombing

'We were very lucky': Australian father describes narrow escape from Manchester bombing

A Northern Territory father who was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with his daughter says their decision to stay back waiting for a possible encore may have saved their lives.

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Soldier who died in NT training accident remembered as 'life of the party'

Soldier who died in NT training accident remembered as 'life of the party'

The family of Jason Challis who died in an Army exercise in the Northern Territory two weeks ago remembers him as a prankster and a young man who was always kind to those around him.

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Taxpayer-funded boarding complex opens at NT high school

Taxpayer-funded boarding complex opens at NT high school

The first intake of students from remote communities in the Northern Territory are filling beds at a multi-million-dollar boarding facility at Nhulunbuy High School.

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NT plastic bag ban failing, environmental groups say

NT plastic bag ban failing, environmental groups say

Northern Territory environmental groups claim an almost six-year ban on single-use plastic bags has had no effect.

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SA and NT governments to sign partnership deal

SA and NT governments to sign partnership deal

South Australian and Northern Territory government ministers will hold a joint cabinet meeting today in Alice Springs and sign a partnership agreement on a range of shared policies.

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Plea for treatment lodged 16 times before NT substance abuser died, inquest hears

Plea for treatment lodged 16 times before NT substance abuser died, inquest hears

Health authorities struggled to find a mandatory treatment service for one of the Northern Territory's top five substance abusers, a coronial inquest in Darwin hears.

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Law student jailed for fleecing 'vulnerable' Indigenous people

Law student jailed for fleecing 'vulnerable' Indigenous people

A man who ran for Northern Territory parliament is jailed for conning Indigenous victims out of thousands of dollars in mobile phone and computer contracts, as well as fabricating evidence and selling over-priced alcohol from the boot of his car.

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Hope in Mutitjulu a decade after the NT intervention began

Hope in Mutitjulu a decade after the NT intervention began

Ten years after allegations of abuse and violence in the Indigenous community of Mutitjulu sparked the Northern Territory intervention, locals say very little has been achieved.

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