Northern Territory

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest call to manage welfare payments

Millions of welfare recipients could be told what they can and can't buy if the federal government accepts a new plan.

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

istock photofor lonliness, giving support, depression

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

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.

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.

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.

Conman plays catch me if you can

Dene Broadbelt

Peter Vincent A cocky New South Wales radio DJ-turned-conman has gone to ground

Senator Bill Heffernan calls for investigation into News Corp carbon scheme

Rupert Murdoch

Rory Callinan and Matthew Cranston The Senate should investigate a scheme which saw $9.19 million of taxpayers' money wasted on a failed carbon farm that was supposed to make Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp carbon neutral, according...

Peris pushes for overhaul of domestic violence laws

Dan Harrison People who fail to report suspected domestic violence by their neighbours, friends or family could be prosecuted under changes advocated by Labor senator Nova Peris.

Betezy back before NT Racing Commission

Ben Butler Troubled bookmaker Betezy is headed back to the Northern Territory Racing Commission for the fifth time in four years in a dispute over $169,000 worth of allegedly winning bets.

Failed carbon farm company ignored expert's advice

Henbury Conservation Project.

Matthew Cranston, Rory Callinan A company part-owned by News Corp disregarded advice from a leading carbon trading expert and went ahead with a plan to establish the world's largest carbon farm which failed leaving taxpayers...

OECD data shows ACT as best place to live

Houses.

Peter Martin The Northern Territory is a lot like North Carolina, Queensland like Western Norway and the Australian Capital Territory like New Hampshire.

Dreams turned to dust: How Rupert Murdoch's $30m investment in a carbon farm came undone

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Rory Callinan and Matthew Cranston Rupert Murdoch's News Corp invested $30 million in a $100 million carbon farm venture headed by his lieutenant Ken Cowley. A few years later it collapsed spectacularly.

Shoppers hunger for 'local' foods at supermarkets

Jessica Xu and Bruce Francis at Everleigh Farmers Market at Carriageworks in Everleigh, Sydney.
28th June 2014
Photo: Janie Barrett

Esther Han Shoppers have never been more enthused about eating local foods, flocking to farmers' markets, tending community gardens, and engaging in food swaps.

Taxes, fees, laws: Here's what's changing on July 1

Today is end of the financial year. What will next year bring?

Michael Koziol The new financial year will usher in a suite of changes - here's how they affect you.

'Deception': Seafood industry wants country of origin labels

Esther Han A plate of crispy-skinned barramundi arrives as you enjoy the ocean view at a Sydney restaurant. The vast majority of the dining public would assume the fish was caught in Australia, but the seafood...

Cost of state mining and energy subsidies revealed

Coal and mining.

Gareth Hutchens State governments have spent nearly $18 billion supporting mining and energy companies over the past six years, a leading think tank says.