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Why is the NT so attractive for US defence?

Why is the NT so attractive for US defence?

The US military has long had a presence in the Top End. And from the looks of things, its only going to get bigger.

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

The case of Nomads of the Australian Desert sheds light on the legal system's struggle to reckon with the publication of sacred Indigenous material.

The dish that came to represent the melting pot of Darwin

The dish that came to represent the melting pot of Darwin

The 2019 NAIDOC blachung cook off was another reminder of the vast influences that have come to define the city's community and culture.

What good is a custody notification service if you don't notify anyone about it?

What good is a custody notification service if you don't notify anyone about it?

The NT finally has a service in place for when Indigenous people are arrested by police. But the odd silence from key stakeholders raises questions about how the system is being implemented.

One modest masthead at a time

One modest masthead at a time

Over its four years, Rural Weekly NT tried to give a voice to the agricultural sector in the red centre. Now the paper has met its end.

Northern Territory looks for a quick fix on judge snafu

Northern Territory looks for a quick fix on judge snafu

The Northern Territory General Assembly has tried to patch up a recent fiasco involving the incorrect appointment of local court judges. The problem is that it's not such an easy mistake to fix.

R v Bayden Flash: what 'going in house' means for criminal justice in the NT

R v Bayden Flash: what 'going in house' means for criminal justice in the NT

To ensure the adversarial system works as well as it can, the accused must have counsel at least on par with that of the Crown. In the NT, this is rarely the case.

What does each state want from the NEG?

What does each state want from the NEG?

The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.

The NT and the 'bottom of the harbour' scheme

The NT and the 'bottom of the harbour' scheme

In the early 1980s, pressure was building against the Northern Territory as a tax haven and those protecting it.

When the NT was Australia's premier domestic tax haven – part one

When the NT was Australia's premier domestic tax haven – part one

Doing the Darwin Shuffle was big in the '70s. No, it wasn't a dance move. The Darwin Shuffle is an avoidance scheme that operated in the NT from at least the early 1970s through to the 1980s and had serious political ramifications.