WESTERN AUSTRALIA: A native title group in Western Australia’s Pilbara has inked a land use deal with Rio Tinto despite objections by rival claimants.
NATIONAL: Creating jobs rather than restricting alcohol is the answer to curbing drinking in Indigenous communities, north Queensland mayors say.
NATIONAL: The former leader singer of Yothu Yindi will be honoured with a state funeral in the Northern Territory later this month.
QUEENSLAND: In a ruling handed down in Canberra on Wednesday, the court rejected arguments that the management plans, which restrict and sale and possession of alcohol, breach both United Nations and federal racial discrimination laws.
NATIONAL: Imagine a world without coal, one where mining companies didn’t dig up fossil fuels but instead kept them in the ground where they couldn’t be burned.
NATIONAL: Julia Gillard’s minders are living in a “bubble world of Twitter delusion”, according to a public relations expert.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: He has the high profile, star power and likability that the West Australian Nationals hope will win them a seat in the Senate at the forthcoming federal election.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: It had seemed his days of flying east every week to battle interstate foes were long gone.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: A grab-bag of more than 100 protesters have gathered outside a Fremantle venue ahead of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s interview with comedian Ben Elton.
VIC:Victoria Police say there is no evidence of a cultural problem among officers, despite details emerging of a second batch of racist stubby holders.
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AMAZING PEOPLE, PLACES: Chris Graham travelled to Central Australia to research the affects of the Northern Territory intervention.
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