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Aboriginal people from Daly River gather water lily stems, flowers and seeds in a billabong. They also feel for long-neck turtles with their feet. David Hancock Copyright: SkyScans

Regressive changes to Northern Territory water laws could undermine Indigenous rights

History is being repeated with the Northern Territory government finding ways to stop Aboriginal people from gaining access to water to use or trade.
An ostracod, a small crustacean with more than 70,000 identified species. Anna33/Wikimedia

Blind shrimps, translucent snails: the 11 mysterious new species we found in potential fracking sites

We discovered 11 (and probably more) new species of stygofauna living in water underground. These animals are usually blind, beautifully translucent and long-limbed.
Jacob Junior Nayinggul (left) and Simon Baker in High Ground (2020). Maxo, Bunya Productions, Savage Films

How historically accurate is the film High Ground? The violence it depicts is uncomfortably close to the truth

In depicting brutal massacres and mission life, this film gets a lot right. And the model for its central protagonist may well be a young man called Narlim, exiled from his country in the late 1930s.
A brush-tailed rabbit-rat, one of the small mammals disappearing in northern Australia. Cara Penton

The mystery of the Top End’s vanishing wildlife, and the unexpected culprits

Small mammals in northern Australia have been rapidly vanishing for the last 30 years, and scientists weren’t sure why. Now, a major new study found feral livestock are largely to blame.
Along the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory, giant termite mounds have been bestowed with human clothes and accessories. Author provided

What the termite mound ‘snowmen’ of the NT can tell us about human nature

Around 300 termite mounds dressed as people can be found along the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory. They sport all manner of accessories from bras to hard hats to beer cans.
The Queensland treaty process is still in the early stages and negotiations will not begin for several years. But it’s still a historic step forward for Indigenous communities. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

As the federal government debates an Indigenous Voice, state and territories are pressing ahead

Queensland has become the latest state or territory to embark on an Indigenous treaty process. But for lasting progress to be made, the federal government cannot shirk its responsibility.
Thursday night football in the community of Wadeye, about 420 kilometres south-west of Darwin in the Northern Territory. J. Louth

How sport can tackle violence against women and girls

Primary prevention programs with a footballing focus aim to change behaviours and attitudes among men towards women.

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