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  1. Sidmouth not yet ready to introduce Australian run machineRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Sidmouth Herald

    Sidmouth won't be seeing Aussie run machine Jake Fawcett in action against Paignton on Saturday as he isn't in the country yet, writes Conrad Sutcliffe. Fawcett won't be arriving from Australia this week and Sidmouth have been told he is unlikely to arrive before May 29. Fawcett, who bats left handed and bowls off-breaks, has played for Western Australia Under-23s and the First Class side on a couple of occasions.


  2. Australia Council cuts six-year funding in wake of Brandis budget cuts, dance protests plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    Opposition leader Bill Shorten has accused Arts Minister George Brandis of "a blatant and shameless grab for personal political control over the distribution of arts funding" in the wake of last week's budget changes to the Australia Council. "People are horrified at having to pass the new Tony Abbott and George Brandis test for what constitutes art," Mr Shorten said.


  3. NT's growth focus on exportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Northern Territory News

    FEDERAL Treasurer Joe Hockey will arrive in Darwin today to spruik the recent Federal Budget, which featured a $5 billion infrastructure loan fund for the NT, Queensland and northern WA. "But the north needs new infrastructure to get things moving.


  4. Endemic Melioidosis in Residents of Desert Region after Atypically...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Teem-Wing Yip, Saliya Hewagama, Mark Mayo, Erin P. Price, Derek S. Sarovich, Ivan Bastian, Robert W. Baird, Brian G. Spratt, and Bart J. Currie Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia After heavy rains and flooding during early 2011 in the normally arid interior of Australia, melioidosis was diagnosed in 6 persons over a 4-month period. Although the precise global distribution of the causal bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei remains to be determined, this organism can clearly survive in harsh and even desert environments outside the wet tropics.


  5. Art reveals the tale of two citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Northern Territory News

    North's exhibition co-ordinator Harriet Body showcases her art pieces for the exhibition at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art in Parap. Picture: IVAN RACHMAN DARWIN-born, Sydney-based artist Harriet Body has returned home to exhibit a body of work exploring the relationship between the two cities.


  6. Unmanned drones 'welcome' in NTRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Northern Territory News

    The Territory Government has told a Federal Senate inquiry that it would welcome a greater presence of drones in Top End skies. Picture: Supplied/US Air Force In a submission to a Federal Government inquiry on "unmanned aircraft systems", the NT Government said it would welcome US and Australian drones being based at RAAF Tindal, on the outskirts of Katherine.


  7. Father Frank Brennan renews calls for Indigenous constitutional recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | ABC News

    Prominent priest, lawyer and social justice advocate Frank Brennan has renewed calls for Indigenous recognition in the constitution, calling the last decade of Aboriginal policy "a bit of a mess". "The constitution is our constitution, it's the constitution of all Australians, and there can be no change unless we're all at the table," Fr Brennan said to 105.7 ABC Darwin.


  8. Will it, won't it? El Nino has us guessingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | The Press On-Line

    ... Oscillation, first documented in the 1930s, is clearest when comparing surface air pressure at two sites: Darwin, Australia and Tahiti. Higher-than-normal pressure at one site is closely tied to lower pressure at the other, and vice versa. The ...


  9. Crocodile gets the Royal treatment from Prince HarryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | ABC News

    If Prince Harry ever gets tired of being a Royal, he could probably get a job as a crocodile ranger in the Northern Territory. The 30-year-old Prince, who was in the NT last month training with the Australian Army, posed for photos on the back of a 3.1-metre croc while on a "top secret mission" in the estuaries of Darwin Harbour with the Crocodile Management Team.


  10. Prince Harry grins while wrestling 10ft crocodile on a boat in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | The Independent

    The reptile's mouth had been bound shut by a more experienced crocodile catcher so presumably the life of the man fifth-in-line to the British throne was not in danger. Photos released by the Northern Territory's Parks and Wildlife Commission showed one of the prince's previously unseen adventures during his tour of Australasia, which ended today.


  11. Harry the royal CROCODILE wrestler: Amazing pictures of daredevil...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Daily Mail

    Harry the CROCODILE wrestler: Amazing pictures of daredevil Prince catching a three metre maneater... as rangers tell how royal stayed 'really calm' Prince Harry helped catch a 3.1-metre saltwater crocodile on a boat in Darwin Harbour in the Northern Territory The royal, who is known as Captain Wales, was in Australia for a month as part of training with British army He appears to be at ease and enjoying himself as he helps out wildlife rangers hoist the beast out with a rope The 30-year-old will fly home back to the United Kingdom on Saturday and meet his newborn niece for the first time Photographs of Prince Harry wrestling a monster crocodile in the Northern Territory from the water have emerged - and it seems like the royal was up to the task.


  12. Prince Harry in snap encounter with Australian crocodileRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | The Straits Times

    Britain's Prince Harry had a close encounter with a ferocious crocodile during his recent trip in Australia, with officials revealing on Saturday that he helped capture a 3.1-metre predator. Harry spent a month Down Under with the Australian Army, an experience which involved learning bush survival skills, flying helicopters and working with elite SAS commandos.


  13. Prince Harry wrestled a giant crocodile in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Mashable

    Never mind the army or being part of the royal family, Prince Harry could have a backup career as a crocodile hunter. The 30-year-old spent April travelling around Australia as part of a visit with the Australian Defence Force, but it has not been all tea and photo opportunities.


  14. Joe has big hoops plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Northern Territory News

    Tertzakian, affectionately known as Big Joe, is the Darwin Basketball Association's new chief executive officer charged with nurturing and developing the sport in the Top End. He certainly has the runs on the board as he was the Brisbane Bullets team manager for nine years before they folded in 2008, as well as spending three years with the now defunct NBL side Gold Coast Blaze.


  15. B-1 bombers coming to Australia to deter Beijing's South China Sea ambitions: USRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Sydney Morning Herald

    A United States official 'misspoke' when he said B 1 Lancer bombers would be based in Darwin defence correspondent David Wroe explains. The US military plans to station B-1 strategic bombers and surveillance aircraft in Australia as part of efforts to deter Chinese ambitions in the South China Sea, a senior US government official has revealed in comments later downplayed by the Australian government.


  16. Inside the fighter jet school preparing young Australians for combatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | ABC News

    Among the trainee fighter pilots of the Royal Australian Air Force's Introductory Fighter School is a Qantas captain who has taken leave without pay and a former Australian Army soldier. "It's a dream they've been chasing for quite a while," Squadron Leader Grant Taylor said, standing on the tarmac at RAAF Base Darwin as the trainees prepared their jets for takeoff.


  17. Peppimenarti school looks to new Direct Instruction teaching modelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | ABC News

    Peppimenarti School's teaching principal Sue Paul is blessed with 37 smart pupils who love sport and turn up to class. "We have some students who are only reading [at] level two or three when they should be reading at level 20." Ms Paul is not sure why some of her students struggle with literacy but she is now hopeful that a teaching model, both new and controversial to schools in the Northern Territory, will offer some solutions.


  18. Cattlemen welcome concessional loan scheme for Northern AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | ABC News

    The managing director of Australia's biggest cattle company, the Australian Agricultural Company , says the $5 billion in concessional loans announced in the Federal Budget will be a good thing for northern Australia. Jason Strong admits the loans would have come in handy when the company was building its Livingstone abattoir near Darwin in recent years, but said AACo has other projects in the pipeline where concessional loans might be useful.


  19. MH370 search finds 'man made objects'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | NEWS.com.au

    FROM the Devil's Throat to the extreme raunchiness of the Burning Man festival, there are some trips you'll just never forget in your lifetime. THE annual list of the 'World's Most Stunning Airport Approaches' has been released and number one is just spectacular.


  20. Surge in boxed beef sales drives profit growth for AACoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | ABC News

    A 42 per cent increase in boxed beef sales has fuelled a $49.5 million turnaround for Australia's largest cattle producer. The Australian Agricultural Company has announced a statutory net profit of $9.6 million in its 2015 financial results, up from a loss of $39.9 million last year.