ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Arafura Games cancelled two years out because of COVID-19 uncertainty | ABC News” – below is their description.
The coronavirus has been blamed for the end of a major international sporting event, the Arafura Games are no more but the Opposition says the government is just using the pandemic as an excuse. Meanwhile, the Northern Territory Health Minister says changes to the Commonwealth’s repatriation program will help ensure overseas flights aren’t landing in Darwin partly empty, leaving Australians stranded overseas.
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Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.
The Northern Territory (aka NT) is a vast federal territory in Australia famed for its Outback desert landscapes. In the arid Red Centre lie the iconic sandstone monolith Uluru (Ayers Rock), the red-rock domes of Kata Tjuta and the sculpted cliffs of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.
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.