Tag Archives: northern territory

Syphilis outbreak: More resources needed

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The current combined action of governments and the community controlled sector must be supported by sufficient resources to end this longstanding and damaging outbreak, says the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance. Image: Lesions of secondary syphilis on tongue. FULL STORY »

It’s the economy, stupid (NT style)

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1 Territory likes its chances as Michael Gunner’s ballooning deficit and hapless policies such as the alcohol floor price mirror the Adam Giles fiasco. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with the party’s vice-president, Sue Fraser Adams (pictured). FULL STORY »

The stubby, the bottle and the floor price

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The latest alcohol initiative seems safe from being in conflict with the Australian Constitution’s requirement for trade between states to be “absolutely free”. However, beer sellers may gain an illegal advantage from the sharply increased cost of cheap wines from interstate under the floor price law which came into effect in the NT this month. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Boundless downturn: retail and tourism figures decline

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Sharp drop in the usual boom month of August, writes Gary Higgins, Leader of the Opposition. FULL STORY »

Alcohol floor price may breach Australian Constitution

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Cask wine, the favourite drop for grey nomads, who are vital to tourism in the NT, will “go completely” says industry leader. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Changes to non-pastoral use will stifle development

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New obstacles for the pastoral industry that has been “a shining light in an otherwise poor economic climate,” writes Ashley Manicaros of the NT Cattlemen’s Association. FULL STORY »

Mineral exploration expenditure up 43% in the NT




The Resourcing the Territory initiative will further encourage exploration, including the Geophysics and Drilling Collaboration grants program, which saw a record number of applicants this year, writes Ken Vowles (pictured), Minister for Primary Industry and Resources. FULL STORY »

Government’s 2nd birthday – little to show: Higgins




Labor promised it would create 14,000 jobs per year, at last count we are at least 25,000 short, writes Gary Higgins (pictured), Leader of the Opposition. FULL STORY »

NT cops handcuffed, says Opposition Leader




Police union not in the loop of discussions about budget cuts, says police union president Paul McCue (pictured). FULL STORY »