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A change in Lingiari? History holds some clues.

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In the 1987 Federal election, when all of the Territory was a single seat, lies a clue for what what may be happening now, says local historian Alex Nelson: The NT Government had run into financial difficulties, public service cuts were made, and Snowdon was swept into the seat on a protest vote. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Negative campaigning by the CLP. FULL STORY »

Shorten’s NT fracking boost ‘disastrous’

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Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s plan to create a $1.5bn fund to encourage the unconventional gas industry in Queensland and the Northern Territory is a disastrous move for landholders, regional communities, and the climate, writes Naomi Hogan (pictured) of the Lock the Gate Alliance. FULL STORY »