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Northern Territory

Raising age of criminal responsibility in NT from 10 to 12 years is ‘job half done’

Jesuit Social Services has welcomed the increase of the age of criminal responsibility in the Northern Territory from 10 to 12 years, with the new laws coming into effect yesterday. Source: National Indigenous Times.

Housing Northern Territory

Vinnies in talks with NT Government over housing for homeless

The St Vincent de Paul Society is in negotiations with the Northern Territory Government to explore homelessness and affordable housing options, including making better use of existing land and redevelopment.

Northern Territory Seniors

Tiwi Islands elder helped tackle world’s highest suicide rate

Catholic Bernard Tipiloura, the Northern Territory’s Senior Australian of the Year nominee, has spent years trying to create change on the Tiwi Islands after it once recorded the highest suicide rate in the world. Source: SBS News.

Euthanasia Northern Territory

Northern Territory Government won’t rush to introduce euthanasia laws

The Northern Territory Government will not commit to legislating for voluntary euthanasia before the 2024 election. Source: NT News.