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Northern Territory: Federal territory of Australia
The Northern Territory is an Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia. It shares borders with Western Australia to the west, South Australia to the south, and Queensland to the east. To the north, the territory looks out to the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria, including Western New Guinea and other islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

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One year since the Uluru climb closed, Traditional Owners are also marking another anniversary

Traditional Owners in the Northern Territory are on Monday marking 35 years since the land rights to Uluru were handed back, and this year there’s added significance with it being one year since..
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NT and ACT seats to be protected in win for Indigenous political representation

The federal government has vowed to guarantee the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory will be guaranteed at least two seats in the lower house.
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Remember Quexit? Five reasons you should not take your eyes off the Queensland election

While the Northern Territory went to the polls in late August and the ACT will vote on 17 October, Queensland’s will be the most significant election in Australia since the start of COVID-19.
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NSW records five new local coronavirus cases as NT reopens border to Sydneysiders

NSW authorities are closely watching for more community coronavirus spread, as the Northern Territory's decision to lift its hotspot declaration for Sydney comes into effect.
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Northern Territory to open borders to regional Victorians after they 'crushed' coronavirus

The Northern Territory plans to allow residents of regional Victoria to visit from 2 November.
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New South Wales and the Northern Territory ready to open their borders to New Zealanders

Australia will within weeks allow residents of New Zealand to enter the country to visit two states, New South Wales and the Northern Territory without having to quarantine. Australia in March closed..
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Tasmania to reopen borders to 'low-risk' coronavirus states from end of the month

Travellers from South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory will be able to return to Tasmania from 26 October.
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Fears Indigenous Australians will lose their voice if one of two NT seats in parliament is axed

Politicians from across the divide have warned an Australian Electoral Commission ruling on federal seat changes in the lower house could undermine the representation of Indigenous Australians in the..
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Northern Territory to reopen borders to Sydneysiders next month

Northern Territory officials say "superb" contact tracing and a drop in COVID-19 cases has allowed them to plan a re-opening of the border to those from Sydney from 9 October.
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More than 160 Pacific workers arrive in the Northern Territory to help harvest mangoes

A plane load of South Pacific fruit pickers has arrived in the Top End to harvest mangoes after the COVID-19 crisis stopped many seasonal workers travelling.
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Despite travel bans, fruit pickers from the Pacific will arrive in the NT this month

Australian farmers have been given the green light to recruit seasonal workers from the Pacific and Timor Leste. It's a relief for workers and farmers, they tell SBS News.
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NT Election: Labor to retain majority government as Country Liberals concede defeat

Michael Gunner's Labor government have retained power in the Northern Territory, with the opposition Country Liberal Party conceding defeat.
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NT Election: Battle down to a handful of key seats

Michael Gunner's Labor team is expected to retain government in the Northern Territory, where vote counting is set to resume in the tight-run race.
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Counting resumes in tight NT election race

Michael Gunner's Labor team is expected to retain government in the Northern Territory, where vote counting is set to resume in the tight-run race.
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Top End voters deliver Labor's Michael Gunner a coronavirus victory

Michael Gunner's Labor team will retain government in the Northern Territory after a tight-run race hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Northern Territory Election: Counting underway but result may not be known for days

Early counting shows a two per cent swing against the Labor government in the Northern Territory election but the result may not be known for some days.
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A day before the NT election, thousands of Indigenous Australians remain unenrolled

As the Northern Territory election gets underway this weekend, there are calls to provide more culturally sensitive education around enrolment, with thousands of remote Territorians not signed up to..
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'You get to choose who's in charge of a crisis': Why this week's NT election matters

Australia’s first general election during the coronavirus pandemic will be held on Saturday in the Northern Territory to see who will govern it for the next four years.
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Northern Territory border controls to stay in place for 'at least the next 18 months'

The Top End is beefing up its border to lockout travellers from coronavirus hotspots for at least the next 18 months.
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Workers from Vanuatu to harvest mangoes in the NT despite Australia's coronavirus travel ban

The trial will see up to 170 workers come to Australia to help with the 2020 harvest.
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Tasmania abandons plan to reopen border to parts of mainland Australia this week

Tasmania will not open its border to SA, WA and NT residents at the end of the week as planned, Premier Peter Gutwein has announced.
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'Disappointing': Northern Territory police officer quits after coronavirus border breach

A police officer has resigned after failing to complete COVID-19 forms when crossing the border from Queensland to the Northern Territory.
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Darwin woman tests positive for coronavirus following flight from Melbourne

A woman from Darwin has tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases diagnosed in the Northern Territory to 34.
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Tasmania to create 'safe travel bubble' with South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory

Victoria, NSW, the ACT and Queensland are excluded from Tasmania's 'safe travel bubble'.
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Some travellers sent to supervised quarantine as NT borders partially reopen

About a dozen people have been sent into quarantine in Darwin as the region opened its borders to all states except Victoria and designated hotspots in NSW.
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Unemployment has surged in the NT and employers fear the worst when JobKeeper ends

Unemployment rates have increased in the Northern Territory, but with new clientele emerging amid the pandemic, frontline workers are worried about the pressure on the housing market once allowances..
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Northern Territory carers accused of abusing 12 Indigenous children over 16 years

Twelve Aboriginal children in care were subjected to sexual and physical abuse by two carers who still have children in their care, an investigation has found.
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Yuendumu community anxious as case against police officer accused of murdering Kumanjayi Walker drags out

NT police officer Zachary Rolfe, who is charged with the murder of Aboriginal teenager Kumanjayi Walker, has appeared in an Alice Springs court via video link.
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The Northern Territory will open its borders to interstate travellers on 17 July

Thursday marked 28 days since the last of the 30 people to have COVID-19 in the Territory recovered - or the equivalent of two 14-day incubation periods
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South Australia is opening its borders to Tasmania, WA and the NT

South Australia will move early to lift COVID-19 border restrictions with WA, the NT and Tasmania from midnight.
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NT police officer sacked for selling shirts about death of Kumanjayi Walker

A police officer has been dismissed from the Northern Territory Police Force for making clothing referring to the shooting of an indigenous teen.
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NT youths set to get compo over tear gas

Four former detainees from the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin are entitled to damages after they were tear gassed, the High Court has ruled.
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Australian media companies lose Dylan Voller Facebook defamation appeal

Ex-NT youth detainee Dylan Voller sued several Australian newspapers over comments made about him on Facebook posts.
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German migrant wins Uluru Camel Cup in Australia's Northern Territory

German migrant Lara Billar has won the Uluru Camel Cup with her camel, Tex.
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Australian athletes are learning about Indigenous cultures during Reconciliation Week

A group of Australian athletes are learning about history and culture from a remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory.
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Two injured, fires in NT prison riot

A riot at the Darwin prison involving 21 inmates in which they armed themselves, left their cells and set fires ended peacefully but is being investigated.
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NT residents begin path back to normality on first day of eased coronavirus restrictions

People in the Northern Territory celebrated the easing of coronavirus restrictions on Friday, but authorities have warned residents not to 'do a Bondi'.
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Pubs sessions, date nights to return as Australia's outback territory ends virus restrictions

Australia's remote Northern Territory will lift all social distancing restrictions by June as it has recorded no cases of coronavirus for three weeks -- the first state or territory in Australia to..
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NT will be first in Australia to lift major coronavirus restrictions and here's what will be open

The Northern Territory's roadmap to fully lifting coronavirus restrictions is the first announced so far by any state and territory government in Australia.
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Watch: NT COVID-19 update

The Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner is speaking live shortly with a coronavirus update shortly.
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NT renters ‘bullied’ out of homes as pressure mounts on Territory government to act on coronavirus tenancy laws

Tenants living in Australia’s Top End say the Northern Territory government has been too slow to act on proposed measures to protect renters hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic.
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New coronavirus cases at record lows in most Australian states and territories

Queensland, South Australia, the NT and the ACT have recorded zero new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
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Kumanjayi Walker's family feel weight of coronavirus restrictions

The case against a Northern Territory police officer charged with murder over the November shooting of Kumanjayi Walker has been adjourned for 10 weeks, due in part to the impact COVID-19 has had on..
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Kumanjayi Walker shooting case adjourned over delays prompted by coronavirus

A Northern Territory court has adjourned a hearing on the murder case against Constable Zachary Rolfe, who was charged over the shooting of Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker in the central desert town of..
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Four new coronavirus cases in NT

The four new cases relate to travellers from overseas or interstate.
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Aboriginal land council calls for food security in remote communities amid coronavirus crisis

Indigenous residents of remote NT communities will defy stay home orders unless governments ensure food supply, a leading Aboriginal land council warns.
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NT land council warns on food security

The Aboriginal residents of remote NT communities will defy stay home orders unless governments ensure food supply, the Central Land Council warns.
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Northern Territory to force interstate visitors to foot the bill for forced quarantine in hotels

The Northern Territory government is to impose stricter border controls later this week, forcing all arrivals into supervised quarantine.
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Northern Territory to step up coronavirus measures, visitors to foot quarantine bill

The Northern Territory government is to impose stricter border controls later this week, forcing all arrivals into supervised quarantine.
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