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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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International students have arrived in Australia for the first time in eight months

The Northern Territory has become the first jurisdiction to welcome back students from overseas, with more expected to follow.
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Northern Territory set to double quarantine capacity to bring home stranded Australians

Scott Morrison has defended the government's efforts to bring stranded Australians home, blaming hotel quarantine caps for the long list.
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Telstra faces $50 million fine for 'exploiting' vulnerable Indigenous customers

Telstra has admitted it breached Australian consumer law and that sales staff at the stores in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia had acted 'unconscionably'.
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NT, WA, Victoria and Tasmania impose border restrictions as Adelaide cluster grows to 17

South Australians have been warned to expect more COVID-19 cases in the community after a quarantine worker infected two family members.
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In NAIDOC Week, meet the Indigenous bush rangers being given the skills to save lives

They are already taking care of Country, but a group of rangers in the Northern Territory are now learning how to be first responders in emergency situations. SBS News spent time with the team keeping..
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These Year 12s are the first to finish school in their remote community in 13 years

With students around Australia preparing to complete their education in what has been a year like no other, seven young people from the remote Indigenous community of Wadeye in the Northern Territory..
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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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Aus aboriginal site named world's 3rd best place to see

aus aboriginal site named world's 3rd best place to see
Uluru or the Ayers Rock, the sacred Aboriginal site in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), was on Thursday named as the world's third-best places to see. The ranking was featured in the Lonely...
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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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Humpback whales take wrong turn up crocodile river

At least one humpback whale remains in the Northern Territory river after getting lost, experts say.
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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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Massive 4.4m saltwater crocodile caught at Outback tourist spot

massive 4.4m saltwater crocodile caught at outback tourist spot
Wildlife rangers have trapped a 4.4-metre saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia's Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said Monday.The..
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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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Covid 19 coronavirus: Australians told to 'cancel Christmas holiday plans'

covid 19 coronavirus: australians told to 'cancel christmas holiday plans'
As the Northern Territory looks to keep the hard border controls in place for at least another 18 months, and Western Australia points to a closure until at least the end of this year – experts fear..
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Coronavirus: Australia's Northern Territory extends border restrictions for virus hotspots

The virus-free Northern Territory will continue to ban visitors from Victoria and New South Wales.
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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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Thousands march for racial justice in Australia

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Thousands of protesters rallied for racial equality in cities across Australia on Saturday despite official warnings the demonstrations could undermine the country’s success in suppressing the..
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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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Abe forced to call off visit to Russia to attend Victory Day celebrations

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has scuttled Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to visit Russia to attend ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union,..
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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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