To improve on a building like the Don Dale centre, design that properly considers human behaviour needs to take priority for its replacement.
Architecture can affect behaviour and the choices we make. The brief is out for a centre to replace the Don Dale facility, but word is, it's 'a disgrace'. We can do much better.
A close up from Michael Jensen’s Pintupi and Anmatyerr artists in Men’s Painting Room (circa August 1972).
The Men's Painting Room - a Nissen hut in the government settlement of Papunya - is Australian art's most important atelier. A new form of creative expression happened here.
The royal commission has heard evidence from more than 60 witnesses, including those in youth detention in the Northern Territory.
AAP/Lucy Hughes Jones
The NT youth justice royal commission’s interim report did not deliver any findings or make any recommendations. Nor did it reflect young people’s personal stories.
The long road to abortion reform in the NT has been made possible by community campaigns, and gender parity in the lower house.
Decriminalisation is important as it signals to the community that abortion is part of gynaecological care and should not be treated differently to any other form of health care.
Children representing the diversity of contemporary multicultural Australia stand near a sign depicting an ‘idealised’ white Australia. Blackwood Recreation Centre, South Australia, 2015.
Photo: C. Smith
How might an Aboriginal person in the Northern Territory experience racism? There are many material signs that can make a person feel excluded from society.
In Darwin the wet season usually arrives around Christmas Day.
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The Australian monsoon delivers most of northern Australia's rainfall and is a vital feature of life in the region. But why does it occur?
Mainland Australia’s northernmost beach.
Only about 5% of Australians live in the tropics, but it is not a mysterious or unopened land of limitless untapped potential. The ambition of northern development dates back to the 19th century.
The Ord River was targeted for agricultural expansion in the 20th century.
Ever since British settlement, water rights in Australia's north have favoured landowners over traditional owners, effectively locking Aboriginal people out of agricultural development.
Brian Martin (centre) resigned as royal commissioner following perceived conflicts of interest relating to his and his daughter’s former roles.
The accomplishments of successful royal commissions flow not just from strong findings and recommendations but from intelligent procedure.
Malcolm Turnbull swiftly announced a royal commission this week in response to revelations about the treatment of boys in the Don Dale youth detention facility.
George Brandis, former NT chief justice Brian Martin, who will head the royal commission, and Malcolm Turnbull announce the commission’s terms of reference.
The royal commission's terms of reference hold some promise, but more needs to be done about juvenile justice and child protection systems across Australia.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles, flanked by corrections commissioner Mark Payne and police commissioner Reece Kershaw, speak to the media on Tuesday.
It is surely extraordinary it took a Four Corners program, excellent as it was, to force the attention of Northern Territory and federal politicians on to the scandal of the NT detention system when most…
Solomon MP Natasha Griggs holds one of the most marginal Coalition seats, so will be hoping for more prime ministerial visits – with funding attached.
Territorians will go to the polls for the next Northern Territory election only eight weeks after the July 2 election – blurring the lines between local controversies and how people vote federally.
Not everyone can see past the hard stare and sharp teeth of crocodiles.
The easiest way to keep people safe around crocodiles is to make sure they understand the risks.
People with cognitive and psychiatric impairments are over-represented in the prison system.
People with cognitive impairments are entitled to opportunities to engage meaningfully in society, so there must be legal reform to enable this.
Uluru's traditional owners have asked for decades that tourists not climb their sacred site. Parks Australia has committed to closing the climb – but only when some ambitious goals have been met.
Tom E Lewis translated parts of King Lear into Kriol for the Malthouse Theatre production of The Shadow King.
It's spoken by up to 20,000 people, but most Australians have never heard of Kriol. The creole of North Australia has evolved into a distinct language – but is it helping or killing Indigenous dialects?
Graduates of a 2015 Tertiary Entry Program, which paves the way into university courses, with lead author and CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Engagement, Bronwyn Fredericks (fourth from left) and Provost Hilary Winchester (far right).
If we're serious about closing the gap in Indigenous education, our new research shows the value of building better bridges into universities and vocational education.
You need to keep a close eye on croc numbers for several decades before knowing how many eggs to harvest.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Queensland opposition MPs want crocodile egg harvesting to be expanded, as in the Northern Territory. The difference is, the territory's government has stayed committed to sustainability research.
The remote rivers of northern Australia could be home to untold numbers of new and threatened fish.
Matthew Le Feuvre
A score of new fish species discovered recently in northern Australia remind us how little we know about our country.