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- Construction of Palmerston hospital, a project in the satellite city south of Darwin with $110m of federal funding, was supposed to have begun in 2014.
- NT health minister John Elferink and federal MP Natasha Griggs were in attendance.
- On Friday media were invited to attend the first pouring of concrete for a stairwell at the site to mark a construction milestone.
- The stunt accusation is the latest in a series of controversies to have dogged the hospital.
- A spokesman for Griggs said the senator was involved in securing federal funding, but did not wish to comment on how the site was managed.
- In this stage show, Harbridge pays homage to the girl who inspired La Traviata, The Lady of the Camellias and Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge.
- Her moniker was inspired by the 16th century French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, pioneer of the modern essay.
- Warmer ocean conditions mean jellyfish are able to thrive better than ever before, with overfishing wiping out competitors.
- Indie pop singer Montaigne, also known as Jessica Cerro, begins her national tour in Perth, following the release of her single Clip my Wings.
- By spending more time in Australia than his country of birth, he’s able to present some pointed insights on what Aussies are like – jokes that he says homegrown comics wouldn’t be able to get away with.