From a legal standpoint, there is a difference between a state and a territory, and for some that justifies giving territory voters less say over changes to the national constitution.
The project’s environmental credentials rely on highly speculative technologies, making Middle Arm a grand experiment with our climate.
A non-fatal crocodile attack on a tourist last week made headlines. But talk of culling is an over-reaction to a fairly isolated incident.
The Darwin woodland is home to endangered species and important for the Larrakia people. The development approval requires habitat offsets – yet the minister herself has publicly doubted offsets work.
The latest revised data challenge the popular narrative about a population renaissance for regional Australia and for states and territories that were losing residents to other parts of the country.
It’s 2023 and residents in remote First Nations communities still suffer from regular power disconnections. The fix is simple: put solar on every roof. But there are challenges to overcome first.
Restricting access to alcohol has proven successful, but it’s only part of the solution. There are other strategies that can lead to a longer-term, more sustainable approach.
Beneath the floodplains of Arnhem Land lies a hidden landscape that has been transformed over millennia as seas rose and fell.
In this podcast, Michelle Grattan and Marion Scrymgour discuss Alice Springs, the Voice and other issues facing the Northern Territory.
In two remote electorates in WA and the NT, the major parties are being kept afloat due to the efforts of a handful of willing individuals.
Grand strategic thinking about our future security must incorporate regional centres like the NT – and a compelling narrative for why our defence investment makes us more secure.
Research has found Aboriginal children who lived through the 2007 NT Intervention saw little impact from alcohol restrictions, other than bringing shame to communities.
Some reporting on Mparntwe/Alice Springs has perpetuated racial stereotypes, causing emotional harm for First Nations people. This article debunks the myths we keep seeing in the media.
In this podcast, Michelle talks with Malarndirri McCarthy, Labor Senator for the Northern Territory and Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians
It’s been a long time coming. But this latest news means the ACT and NT could draw up their own voluntary assisted dying laws, bringing them into line with the states.
There are fears the Northern Territory government will allow gas and other industries to extract substantially more water from the environment than is currently allowed.
It’s great news Origin is walking away from fracking and gas. But other companies are still keen to frack the Beetaloo despite climate and environment concerns.
There’s a simple way to give territorians better representation – and the time is ripe.
Savanna grasslands are burnt early in the dry season to reduce the chance of large fires later. But it’s making air pollution worse.
By keeping the BasicsCard, the federal government seems not to have taken on board the lessons from the soon to be scrapped cashless debit card