The latest AAA Transport Affordability Index found Darwin households have the second lowest transport costs in Australia. But it’s the fourth least affordable city. Meanwhile, Alice Springs has the highest transport costs of the regions and is the second least affordable region after Launceston in Tasmania. Read more
Deaths on Northern Territory roads are more than three times the national average, even though fewer than 1% of Australians live in the territory. So far in 2018, 28 people have lost their lives, double the number of road deaths as at June 2017. The NT government is proposing to introduce point to point speed cameras. Read more
Earlier in 2007, the city alderman said Darwin was in danger of becoming the car wreck capital of Australia. Far from being the tropical city, it was fast becoming junk yard city. Many residents would agree. Abandoned cars are not pretty and not the best way to promote tourism. Read more
Ridesharing is due to start in the Northern Territory in February 2018. One enterprising Australian company, Hi-Oscar, hopes to be the first to market following Uber’s retreat. Hi-Oscar will be an Uber alternative, with several differences it hopes will make the difference. Read more
Northern Territory is the last place in Australia to make ridesharing legal. The government announced proposed regulations in April 2017. Uber was critical, saying the barriers for entry are too high for most drivers, who only work part time. Read more
The new Labor government in the Northern Territory has decided to make ridesharing legal. A committee of Uber, Taxi Council and others, has been investigating the best way to put ridesharing reform in place.