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IT'S the Aussie outback town that -- after decades awash with welfare and booze -- is front and centre of a shameful child protection crisis. ... The Northern Territory town might have stayed out of sight, out of mind if it wasn't for the searing media scrutiny of an alleged toddler rape in February that ...
IT'S the Aussie outback town that - after decades awash with welfare and booze - is front and centre of a shameful child protection crisis. The Tennant Creek community - at the heart of the country - has been hiding sinister secrets about crimes too ugly to visualise. The Northern Territory town might ...

The location has become a sprawling tent city for 150,000 refugees and is a "maze of misery and toil", Fr O'Riordan says. ... Similar efforts being used in both poor, white and aboriginal towns, in Australia and the Northern Territory, remind Fr O'Riordan "very much what we were trying to do in Moyross". South Sudan
While Sydney ranked 32 in the list of the world's most expensive cities, it was the 16th most expensive city in terms of rent, according to Numbeo. ... The Northern Territory capital might be small in size - with a total population of about 250,000 people - but it's also home to some of the highest prices for ...
The Northern Territory town of Katherine has had the good fortune to be dealt a hand from a pack stacked with aces. Like many territory towns, Katherine has its problems. It's expensive to truck goods .... "We offer them a bit of the lifestyle they had back in the city," says Armstrong. The staff and families ...

Malcolm Turnbull has sent his thoughts to Darwin, in a phone call to the chief minister five days after Cyclone Marcus tore through the city. The prime minister contacted the Northern Territory chief minister, Michael Gunner, on Wednesday morning, speaking for about three to four minutes. They ...
The director general of licensing is extending strict alcohol bans in Tennant Creek, citing feedback that the town was "unrecognisable" in its improvement, however the minister, Gerry Barkly, who is also the local MP, said that was more due to people going to other towns that did not have restrictions.
News.com.au has learned that a four-year-old girl has also allegedly been indecently assaulted by a relative in the troubled outback town of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Indecent assault is a type of sexual assault that involves unwanted touching of a person's body by another person.
To some, it is the hairstyle that time forgot. To others it is worn as a badge of non-conformity. Today the title of The Greatest Mullet of All will be bestowed upon one of 154 registered entrants at Mulletfest, the newest and strangest regional event in New South Wales.
The Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek, where many residents are not happy with the government's response in tackling social problems. ... Northern Territory police alerted welfare services 16 times over 18 months with concerns about the family of a two-year-old Tennant Creek girl, who was ...
Tennant Creek, located about 500km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, has been known for its high crime rates and social dysfunction, fuelled by substance abuse and endemic poverty, for decades. The town's average murder rate is higher per 100,000 inhabitants than that of the United States ...
A Northern Territory pie shop owner says police seized a hacksaw and two hammers from her property, but maintains she had nothing to do with the disappearance of missing stockman Paddy Moriarty. Paddy Moriarty, 70, was last seen in the Northern Territory town of Larrimah in December 2017. (Credit: ...
Last week, Chief Minister Michael Gunner said that attracting young, working women to the Northern Territory would help solve the ongoing issue of population ... A regional Victorian town faced similar dire straits in the early 2000s, and the woman who reinvigorated that town is now based in Darwin.
A two-year-old girl has been flown to hospital in Adelaide after an alleged sexual assault in the Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek. A 24-year-old man was remanded in custody on Tuesday after being charged with sexually assaulting the child. He is due to appear in the Alice Springs Local Court via ...
The town has only about a dozen residents, who have all been interviewed by police. Mr Moriarty had about 10 mid-strength beers on December 16 at his local pub. The publican said, after that he, "vanished into thin air". Northern Territory Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said a potential reward to ...

The Northern Territory Times and Gazette was something of a community noticeboard for life in the early years of the Northern Territory; the rough ... "So far it's tweeted things like adverts for two riding saddles that are for sale; it's dug out a section called Town Topics, which is basically full of people who ...
“A number of eligible open-rated prisoners are being assessed for administrative home detention and others may be transferred to the pre-release work village,'' the department said. “Extra custodial staff are being rostered on to manage the increased workload.” Darwin Correctional Centre is one of ...
Comparatively, a Darwin taxi fare will cost you a base fee of $5.40 and $1.54 per kilometre travelled and 10 cents for every 6.5 seconds the taxi is idle on top of that. Mr Broughton said a Hi Oscar fare from the airport into the city would cost about $20, however the app suggested the fare would cost closer to ...
The community had its Telstra services restored yesterday after five days of outage, but mobile communication was still unavailable on Wednesday. Mr Horton said some buildings and homes had flooded, the sewerage system was experiencing problems and the risk of crocodiles emerging in the town was ...
Defence admits it could have acted sooner to tackle a nationwide environmental contamination scandal that has now engulfed the Northern Territory. ... On Wednesday night, Darwin residents were told two creeks located close to the city's air force base are unsafe for swimming after high levels of PFAS, ...
Parramatta have extended their footprint into the Northern Territory, leaving a lasting impression on the remote indigenous town of Santa Teresa on Tuesday. Bevan French, Josh Hoffman, Will Smith and Nathan Davis made the 85-kilometre trek from the red centre to Santa Teresa across the dry and barren ...
A heated town meeting in the Queensland town of Oakey has failed to alleviate the ongoing concerns of residents, whose water and soil are contaminated. Across the country in the Northern Territory town of Katherine, residents have just learned they shouldn't be eating the fish in the Katherine river.
Tens of thousands of young people leave the UK every year to travel to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (WHV). We visited Darwin, capital city of Australia's Northern Territory, to find out why so many people go. Nourlangie, Kakadu National Park // Peter Eve/Tourism NT. An Australian WHV is available ...
Katherine residents are being warned not to eat local seafood and other home-grown produce after an interim report into PFAS contamination identified them as potential health risks. The Department of Defence released details of an interim human health risk assessment for the Northern Territory town on ...
Matt Wright and Kaia Hammond at home in the Northern Territory. (Picture: ... But it's the city stuff — the fuss, the clothes, pretentious people — that makes him feel like he's up to his neck. “The bird what? ... That's when I like cities — when everybody's at home and I have the streets to myself. Paris, New ...
The Yothu Yindi Foundation has told the commission's inquiry into GST distribution a dramatic increase in numbers of people from Melbourne and Sydney identifying as indigenous had led to reduced funding for Aboriginal people in remote Northern Territory areas. Last year's Census showed the number ...
DAY Patrols, targeting itinerants causing a nuisance in the Darwin CBD, will make a welcome return today. The Day Patrols are part of a comprehensive suite of measures Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced in September to reduce anti-social behaviour and get itinerants off the streets and into ...
The Northern Territory Government also signed an agreement with the three ... The mining town of Nhulunbuy, in the Gove region, had been ...
... being considered in the Northern Territory town of Katherine, where PFAS chemicals have seeped into bores used for drinking and irrigation.
28 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Northern Territory (NT) government has ... The town of about 30,000 inhabitants plunged into darkness earlier this ...
Australia's Northern Territory is giving travel agents the chance to win the latest ... They can immerse themselves in Darwin's laid-back city culture, explore ...
CENTURIES-old heatwave records have been shattered all over Australia in the past week as cities from Hobart to Sydney have been hit by ...
The head of Territory Generation revealed the town was already experiencing network stability issues even with low levels of solar penetration.
The heavy storm, which approached the city from the southeast, quickly dropped 36mm of rain into Darwin airport's weather gauges.
The mangoes had been sourced from Katherine, a contamination hot spot in the Northern Territory, where the town water supply has previously ...
Northern Territory business woman of the year Karinda Gill is not your ... Darwin's a small town, you do the right thing and it will repay you," Ms ...
On Saturday, a town lease for Gunyangara was signed. ... Australian and Northern Territory law will apply and town planning rules will be ...
But Music NT's Mark Smith said the Northern Territory had a lot more to offer. ... Am I Supposed To Do and East Journey's Bright Lights Big City.
Adam Saad says Essendon's Northern Territory camp the perfect way ... after long range ripper and Jess Fishlock on target for Melbourne City.
The parents of a two-year-old Darwin girl who died from meningococcal disease last month have started a campaign calling on the Federal ...


 

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