Northern Territory

How a new trial in Northern Territory could improve Australia's appalling suicide figures

Tim Barlass Two years ago Jeff Kennett, flew to the Northern Territory to give a talk about depression.

Gough and Margaret Whitlam: the greatest partnership

Damien Murphy Margaret broke the mould of the political wife, writes Damien Murphy.

Crocodile attack fears as boy missing in Northern Territory

Northern Territory attack

A search is under way for a boy missing from a swimming hole in the Northern Territory amid reports he may have been the victim of a crocodile attack at Kakadu National Park.

Senior military officer in Northern Territory court over child porn

Neda Vanovac Lawyers for a Jakarta-based senior Australian military officer accused of child porn offences say police lied to him and his wife in order to conduct searches without a warrant.

Man dragged away by crocodile in Northern Territory

Anne Tarasov A group of friends were left distraught when they witnessed a 26-year-old man being dragged away by a five metre crocodile while swimming in the Mary River in the Northern Territory.

CLP sweeps to power in Northern Territory

The Country Liberal Party (CLP) has seized power in the Northern Territory, bringing to an end 11 years of Labor rule.

Teenager taken by crocodile in Northern Territory

A 14-year-old boy has been taken by a crocodile while playing in a creek at a remote Northern Territory community.

Mango wars rage as the Northern Territory intervention bears fruit

Lindsay Murdoch The barrels of cash are transforming remote communities.

Cattle Stations of the Northern Territory

Manager of Carlton Hill's Station in the Kimberley Stirling Fearon.

There is great skill in understanding the mechanics of working big numbers of cattle over vast tracts of land.

'Sensitive and generous' Joshua Hardy was full of promise, say relatives

Joshua Hardy

Konrad Marshall An anonymous young man sat sniffling and crying on Sunday morning, head cradled in hands, glancing at a plain tree strung up with wilting roses and proteas.

Clean-up volunteers tackle largely plastic pollution on Melbourne's beaches

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Michael Green Nicko Lunardi, from Newport, is wearing a black T-shirt with two skulls on it. He is 27 years old, an electrician, and a drummer in two punk bands.

Blind, but soon they'll see ... Australia's first indigenous eye doctor goes to work

Jeffrey John of the Mulgin community wearing the glasses given to him by the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Rick Feneley Moses and Joycie Silver are leaving home, a tarpaulin over a foam mattress on the hard-baked earth of Mataranka, more than 400 kilometres south of Darwin. The old couple are off to see the doctor.

Iraqi army needs Australian guidance to beat Islamic State

David Wroe dinkus

David Wroe With air strikes set to bottle the Islamic State's fighters up in towns and cities, the question turns to the Iraqi army and whether it is capable of beating the militants on the ground, even with...

The price Aboriginal children paid at Retta Dixon

The then minister for territories Paul Hasluck opens new buildings at Retta Dixon Homes, Darwin, in 1961 to move its wards away from Bagot reserve.

Greg Pemberton A grandmother tells of terrible thrashings, recalling leather belts and canes.

Euthanasia campaigner Nitschke investigated over more deaths

Dr Philip Nitschke, who now faces a police investigation and expulsion by the Australian Medical Association, having already been suspended by the Medical Board of Australia in July.

Julie-Anne Davies Embattled euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke has been investigated by police on behalf of Coroners in every Australian state over his involvement in nearly 20 suicide deaths in the past three...

Desmond Tutu: 'Lay bare the horrors of the past'

Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Stephanie Wood Archbishop Desmond Tutu has slammed Australia for its treatment of Aborigines and supported calls for a truth and justice commission to lay bare the horrors of the past.

Message in a broken bottle

In South Australia, empty bottles can fund Scouts, charities and office Christmas parties. <i>Illustration: John Clare</i>.

Tony Wright Used alcohol and beverage containers and bottle tops litter the countryside. Rewarding people to collect bottles once not only cleaned up the environment but also spurred a lot of community...

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Live: Anti-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane

Terrorism

Sophia Phan, Amy McNeilage, Megan Levy Hundreds of police have carried out pre-dawn counter-terrorism raids across Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday. Follow all the latest news as it develops.

Abbott declares war on the Islamic State 'death cult'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Mark Kenny Two hundred elite special forces soldiers could be on the ground in Iraq within days after the Abbott government agreed to a US request to provide planes and 600 personnel to the region as part of a...

ACT has Australia's third highest stillbirth risk

Natasha Boddy and Ben Westcott The ACT has Australia's third highest risk of stillbirths, and congenital abnormalities are the leading cause of death in stillborns in the territory.