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Pressure is mounting on the NT Labor government to close Don Dale Youth Detention Centre sooner than it said it would. Stephen W Enciso reports.

The NT government is committed to keep incarcerating children in Don Dale Youth Detention Centre until at least “late 2023”, reports Stephen W Enciso.

Darwin activist Justin Tutty faced court on August 15 after trying to draw attention to the self-harm crisis at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre by sitting in Northern Territory families minister Kate Worden’s office. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Close Don Dale NOW! activist Natalie Hunter has denounced that “our kids are crying out for help and it is falling on apathetic ears”. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Justice campaigners are renewing their calls for Don Dale Youth Detention Centre to be closed, following reports of an attempted suicide by a child detainee. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Senior Lawman and Tiwi Traditional Owner Dennis Tipakalippa is challenging the federal offshore oil and gas regulator’s decision to approve Santos’ plan to drill the Barossa gas field. Naish Gawen reports.

People travelled hundreds of kilometres by road from across the Northern Territory to put their opposition on the record for a Senate inquiry into shale gas fracking in the Beetaloo Basin. Hannah Ekin reports.

Pressure on the NT government to close down Don Dale youth detention centre is growing. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Activists are continuing to pressure the NT government to close Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, writes Stephen W Enciso.

“Nobody would want their children in there,” Josie Crawshaw told a 150-strong Invasion Day protest outside the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. Stephen W Enciso reports.

Protesters, including Traditional Owners, have begun a campaign to stop Santos expanding its operations in the Northern Territory. Naish Gawen reports.

Deniz Agraz spoke to Christian “Bong” Ramilo, a Filipino-Australian musician and community arts worker based in Darwin, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector.

The Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network is organising daily vigils outside a compound where 15 refugees are being held indefinitely, reports Justine Darwin. 

Emma Murphy reports that history has been made following a judge's decision to commit a police officer to stand trial for the murder of Kumanjayi Walker.

More than 60 peace activists gathered outside the Robertson Barracks, which houses 2500 United States Marines, to ask them to leave on August 3 .

The action, which included asking the marines to share tea and biscuits, took place during the "Australia at the Cross Roads" conference organised by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN).

Protesters outside the NT Labor Party conference

Divisions in the Northern Territory Labor Party were on show on May 12 as the party’s annual conference voted to ban fracking across the territory, weeks after Chief Minister Michael Gunner lifted a moratorium on the practice. The vote was a vindication for the more than 200 protesters who gathered outside. 

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