After more than six weeks of coronavirus lockdowns, the Northern Territory has become the first jurisdiction to begin a wind back of restrictions with the first stage starting today.
While it’s still two weeks until bars and restaurants reopen, Territorians today got their first taste of life returning to a new kind of normal.
Matt Garrick reports.
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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.