Woodside shares of NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles attracts attention of federal senator David Pocock. "This is the Labor chief minister who's been pushing fracking in the NT and pushing for the development of something that is not in line with the NT being habitable," said Pocock
#FossilGas #NorthernTerritory #Fracking
Driving across the Northern Territory can feel like you're in the middle of nowhere when in reality your skirting around the middle of nowhere.
And much like there's no darkness without light, there's no feeling of nowhere without the odd roadhouse every couple of hundred kilometres.
#Methane bubbles in #groundwater cast doubts over #Beetaloo basin #fracking approval. Experts warn the #NT government has ‘significant and critical gaps in the knowledge base underpinning fracking approvals’ #frackoff #Santos #gas #northernterritory
They assure you that rangers check the waterholes for crocodiles however I relied on the "safety in numbers" approach to crocodile death mitigation together with the assumption they'd go for the juicy young ones first.
The Uluru Statement is a simple invitation from the Heart of First Nations People. So when you go to the polling station tomorrow, please vote with your Heart!
If you are still unsure about the Voice Referendum. Please reach out. Happy to have a chat about it.
⚡️ Tragic collision between a four-wheel drive and a truck near a small town in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory results in multiple fatalities. Recovery process underway as authorities work to identify and recover victims. NT Police urge motorists to avoid the area and seek dash-cam footage from witnesses. Delays expected on Stuart Highway. #NorthernTerritory #RoadSafety https://www.riskmap.com/incidents/1918663/articles/192986879/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
This pic was shot by my sister, who is on holidays with hubbby, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful part of the world.
Temp in Darwin today; 25 degrees Celsius (77F)… in mid-winter.
Forecast for Sunday; 33C (93F).
One of the two abandoned carriages that used to be a mobile school. Although I’m using #urbex this is the least urban environment, as it’s near a very remote Indigenous community at Epenarra, Northern Territory, Australia. #AbandonedWorld #decay #LostPlaces #AbandonedPlaces #ruins #NorthernTerritory #AbandonedSchool
Today in #Australia : original Gingernut biscuits from #Victoria, #SouthAustralia, and #NewSouthWales . Apparently each state's recipe evolved, and no one wants to change! I wonder what #WesternAustralia, #Queensland, #Tasmania, #AustralianCapitalTerritory and #NorthernTerritory versions are like? The ingredient and nutritional profiles are interesting: VIC is a lot less salty than the others, lol
@ecoscore news on the abc today
I know the people in #northernterritory will be happy if something happens.
Live in the Northern Territory in Australia? Time to think big.
There's a roundtable happening in #AliceSprings to talk about First Nations participation in clean energy on 16-17 May 2023.
Learn more here https://fnces.org.au
#FirstNations #darwin #Katherine #renewableenergy #cleanenergy #AliceSprings #energy #government #industry #northernterritory #auspol #australia #indigenous #aboriginal #energysecurity #energytransition #finance
Peter Dutton and His Dog Act.
[“What we’ve seen over the last couple of days from Peter Dutton in central Australia is absolutely opportunistic, political game-playing, and using the most vulnerable people here in the heart of our nation as a pawn in that game. It’s quite frankly, a dog act.”]
Please note: I love dogs, but "dog act", in it's colloquial meaning, certainly fits.
Flys in, wanders around ignoring anybody with positive things to say, spouts his talking points to a complacent media, and flies out.
Implicit in his statements is the claim that aboriginal people are committing these crimes which creates a tension in the average person, demanding response. This has been a Conservative go-to for 200+ years.
If he has been given information regarding child abuse while in the Northern Territory, he must, by law, report that information to the authorities. He has ignored that inconvenient requirement.
A dog act indeed.
Wangi Falls in flood
Litchfield (Purlugutj) National Park.
This shot was a little tricky, as the huge spray from the right-hand fall was blowing directly towards the camera location, and I was shielding and wiping and shooting. The plunge pool had overflowed its normal banks, as you can possibly see from the dark, roiling surface, and water was flowing rapidly over most of the low ground and walking tracks, and wasn’t far beneath the raised walkway (notionally closed after flooding damage).
What are the plusses and minusses of living in that part of the country?
Apart from #Darwin, are their other great towns to live? Not too big and noisy, but not zillions of miles from anywhere.
I ask, as it's recently been somewhere I added to my list of possible places to move to.
I'm currently in the UK.
"Alice Springs crime-wave meeting shut down after emotions run high
High emotions have seen a huge #town meeting shut down in #AliceSprings.
It was organised by local business owners who are considering launching a class action against the #NT #Government over the town's youth crime wave. But the meeting was stopped after just 20 minutes as #Indigenous affairs correspondent Carly Williams reports from Alice Springs."
#classwar #australia #northernterritory #northernterritorypolitics #ntpol #ntgov #poverty #homeless #humanrights #fascism #racism #capitalism #statism #costoflivng #lutruwita #tasmania #eattherich #fuckthesystem #lol #lmao #lulz
This seems a good overview of what's going on in the NT. Fingerprints from both sides of politics all over the neglect that's led up to it.
Grog bans return: what is going on in Alice Springs and how did we get here? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/27/grog-bans-return-what-is-going-on-in-alice-springs-and-how-did-we-get-here
"… much of the land-clearing may have been completed in anticipation of stricter future controls …"
Learning a lot about how people behave when you tell them they shouldn't do something now, but that they only really won't be able to do it at some future time.
Der verrückteste Pub, den ich je besucht habe.
Der Daly Waters Pub in der Mitte des Northern Territory in Australien. Wenn ihr in der Nähe sind, solltet ihr euch das Beef & Barra Barbie gönnen.
Als soundtrack: "Wo mir sin is Kölle" von den Höhnern
The craziest pub I have ever visited. If you are in the area, you should treat yourself to the Beef & Barra Barbie.
“Federal senators and environmental groups are calling for an urgent inquiry into land clearing in the Northern Territory, where hundreds of hectares of tropical savanna have been razed – in some cases without a permit.”
Federal senators call for inquiry into land clearing for cotton in Northern Territory https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-12/nt-government-land-clearing-cotton-inquiry/101847612 #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #Australia #NorthernTerritory #LandClearing #Cotton
An introduction to Nightcliff Gardener's disease (melioodosis) or (as I know it) the #bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Some more Jacana shots:
1. In flight, demonstrating how its ridiculous feet fold up neatly for flying
2. Strolling over a water lily leaf without sinking
3. A bright red combed individual standing on a clump of water plants
4. A nervous Jacana endeavoring not to feature on today's menu (highly unlikely, in reality, the crocodile generally wouldn't bother, and the jacana could fly away unless it was ridiculously close)
#FossilFriday This is a fossil mud lobster, Thalassina emerii, from a beach near Darwin, Northern Territory. Hundreds, probably thousands of these have been collected over the years and they are a common item in rock shops and curio shops. They aren't very old - late Pleistocene at the oldest but have the distinction of being one of a select few species that were named first for the fossil and later being found to be still alive.