Darwin ‘vigilante’ couple sentenced over armed alleyway ambush of teenage girls

A “vigilante” couple who, armed with a knife and metal pole, ambushed and assaulted two teenage girls in a terrifying alleyway attack, have narrowly avoided jail time. Key points: Jordan Lewis held a knife to the throat of a 16-year-old girl Timothy Lewis threatened a 13-year-old girl with a metal pole The couple said they … Read more

What was the Northern Territory Emergency Response, better known in Indigenous communities as The Intervention?

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has introduced new alcohol restrictions in Alice Springs in response to rising crime levels in the Northern Territory town. However, he says, the measures will stop short of the hardline Northern Territory Emergency Response that was in place across the territory for 15 years. That policy has been both hailed as … Read more

Delay to reintroduce alcohol restrictions in remote Northern Territory communities causing havoc for Alice Springs residents

Jamie Fejo stands outside a house at the Ilpeye Ilpeye town camp on the edge of Alice Springs. The Arrernte and Larrakia man grew up here, but he’s shocked at what’s happening to the place he loves. “It’s a disgrace,” he says. “They’re running amok, walking the streets, breaking and entering, making us Aboriginal people … Read more

Sky News Australia Northern Territory reporter Matt Cunningham’s emotional reaction during live cross about Alice Springs violence

A Sky News Australia reporter has been overcome with emotion as he spoke about the ongoing violence that has gripped the Northern Territory. The town of Alice Springs has been thrust into the national spotlight this week over surging crime rates in the community, as well as child protection issues. An alcohol ban was put … Read more

Darwin Port lease remains under scrutiny as PM’s department seeks input from national security agencies

The federal government has asked national security agencies for assessments of the Darwin Port as part of an ongoing review into the leasing of the facility to the Chinese-owned company Landbridge, an internal briefing obtained by the ABC shows. Key points: The NT government leased the Darwin Port to Landbridge in 2015 as part of … Read more

Celebrity crocodile wrangler, former police officer, helicopter pilot faces court over fatal crash

Prosecutors in the case against celebrity crocodile wrangler Matt Wright will make an application to vary his bail conditions by “three words” on Friday, the Darwin Local Court has heard. Key points: Matt Wright will seek a change to his bail conditions Former police officer Neil Mellon also applied for a variation to his bail … Read more

Watch live: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese faces questions about Voice to Parliament and deteriorating Alice Springs crisis on Sky News Australia

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has been grilled on the federal government’s response to a rampant crime wave in Alice Springs. Mr Albanese had a sit-down interview on Wednesday with Sky News Australia’s Political Editor Andrew Clennell where he was questioned about whether it could be assumed he forced the hand of the Northern Territory Labor … Read more

New alcohol restrictions announced for Alice Springs after PM’s visit amid crime spike, review to reconsider wider bans

A raft of new alcohol restrictions will be introduced in Alice Springs, but Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has stopped short of reinstating blanket Intervention-era bans. Key points: Anthony Albanese flew into Alice Springs on Tuesday after days of pressure from the opposition Under the changes, bottle shops will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and … Read more

Lingiari MP Marion Scrymgour says ‘the Voice couldn’t be further from people’s view’ amid crime crisis in Alice Springs

An Albanian Government MP has called for urgent action to deal with rising crime in Alice Springs and stop youths from roaming the streets of the Northern Territory town. Marion Scrymgour, the Labor Member for Lingiari which covers most of the Northern Territory except Darwin and Palmerston, said residents who have lived in Alice Springs … Read more

Beetaloo gas fracking could start soon, despite NT government delay in implementing Pepper inquiry recommendations

The gas industry’s peak body says licenses to begin fracking in the Northern Territory could be issued in a month, despite the government missing a key deadline. Key points: A gas industry representative says it expects Beetaloo fracking production licenses could be issued in a month But critics say fully implementing Pepper Inquiry recommendations is … Read more