Tag Archives: northern territory

Value of NT mineral production highest ever

 

 

The value of mineral production in the Northern Territory for the past year was the highest on record at $4.92bn, writes Paul Kirby (pictured), Minister for Primary Industry and Resources. FULL STORY »

Fracking transports forced to go slow by protests

 

 

Activists are taking to the Stuart Highway to slow down transports of mining equipment heading for fracking sites in the Territory, while traditional owners are on their way to Sydney Town Hall with a message for Origin that it hasn’t got their consent for fracking their land. FULL STORY »

‘Voter apathy greatest threat to Territory democracy’

 

With one year to go until the 2020 Territory election apathy poses the greatest threat to democracy in the NT. 25,000 Territorians are missing from the electoral roll. About 16,000 of those are Aboriginal, writes IAIN LOGANATHAN, NT Electoral Commissioner. PHOTO: Polling station in the Aboriginal Karnte Camp during the 2012 election. FULL STORY »

Lambley, CLP oppose youth justice Bill, major lobbies mum

 

Araluen Independent Robyn Lambley (at left) says the usual suspects commented on the Bill but the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee, of which she is a member, should have “actively sought feedback from a broader and more balanced range of Territorians”. However, the committees are open to anyone wishing to make submissions, are live-streamed and advertised in advance. At right: Lia Finocchiaro. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Call to exempt principals from pay freeze

 

 

Education organisations want school principals exempted from the public service pay freeze – a Gunner budget repair measure – because of ramifications recruitment, retention and morale, and the knock on effect this will have on schools and students, write Britany Roestenburg, Tabby Fudge (pictured) and Jarvis Ryan, representing NTPA NT, COGSO and AEU NT. FULL STORY »

The Cattle King dies aged 88

 

 

Peter Sherwin is best remembered as Northern Australia’s renowned Cattle King. At one point he was the largest private landowner in the country, with 17 cattle stations accounting for more than one percent of Australia’s total land mass. Obituary by the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association. FULL STORY »

Chinese, Singaporian pipeline firm wants Aussie handout

 

 

Jemena is wholly owned by the Chinese and Singaporean Governments – it can absolutely afford to build its profit making gas pipelines without money from Australia, writes Naomi Hogan (pictured), from the Lock the Gate Alliance. FULL STORY »

Vital CDU community safety course on hold

 

 

Charles Darwin University says it must wait for the national regulator to issue new qualifications for its Community Night Patrol course, leaving first responders to trouble on communities out in the cold. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Online image by CAAMA. FULL STORY »

Even unpaid fines are spiralling out of control: Opposition

 

 

They almost doubled to $108m since Labor came to power. FULL STORY »

Crack-down on mobile phone, VDU use while driving

 

 

Also, learner drivers will no longer be able to ride a moped but cyclists will be allowed to ride slowly across pedestrian crossings. IMAGE: Two motorcycle riders lane-filtering (lane splitting) in California (Wikipedia). FULL STORY »