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THE number of violent assaults in the Northern Territory is on the rise, new crime figures show. The NT's new Country Liberal Party (CLP) government on Wednesday released a swathe of crime statistics going back to 2007. The figures show the number of
THE morning after Labor's Northern Territory election defeat, the federal minister for instant rationalisation and hyperbole, Craig Emerson, claimed it was a contest fought and lost on local issues and so the result had no profound implications for
Northern Territory government to rule out uranium mining at a site near Alice Springs before this month's election. Labor Resources Minister Kon Vatskalis to make a special reserved land order to protect it from mining. "The move would require the
Budget 2012 Leak reveals $3.6 million 'benefits of the boom' package as centrepiece of Budget. Budget 2012 Government will scrap its planned 1 per cent company tax cut. Budget 2012 Budget surplus of $1.5 billion forecast for 2012-13, rising to $2
Scientists, vets and croc farmers will be able to access a database of hundreds of images of various crocodile skin lesions from the raw leather to the final dyed material. It will allow farmers to predict what skins will look like as a final product
THE Northern Territory government says no seabed mining will occur in its coastal waters until at least 2015. NT Resources Minister Kon Vatskalis says the decision will allow a full assessment on potential impacts from seabed mining by the
The Amateur Fishermen's Association and the Marine Conservation Society are both concerned about applications from resources companies to explore for oil in marine fishing areas. Mr Henderson says companies can apply for licences but the Government
Fisheries Minister Kon Vatskalis says the Australian Marine Conservation Society has misrepresented a wish-list on no-go areas as a scientific report. The society has called for the no-go, no-take areas around the Territory coastline as part of a
Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) has been running close to capacity for the past week and some elective surgeries have been cancelled. Health Minister Kon Vatskalis says people will be discharged and more beds will be made available in the next few days. "
Nightcliff Beach near Chapman Road returned high levels of E. coli, while excessive levels of enterococci were detected at Lee Point Beach. Health Minister Kon Vatskalis says the beaches were closed as soon as water test results were released.