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The Northern Territory Government has granted its largest single water extraction license to an agribusiness hoping to start a major farm in Central Australia. While the news has been welcomed as a job-creator for the area, the local land council and conservationists have repeated concerns about potential environmental devastation.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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Alice Springs is the gateway town to the Red Centre desert.
The NT covers 1,349,129 square kilometres (520,902 sq mi). It is sparsely populated, with a population of only 245,353.
The economy is based largely on mining and petroleum, which during 2018–2019 contributed 23% of the gross state product, or $5.68 billion, accounting for 92.4% of exports.
The capital and largest city is Darwin. The population is concentrated in coastal regions and along the Stuart Highway.