Front page news on July 25, 2021 was the arrest of a man believed to have been responsible for the disappearance of Peter Falconio and the attempted abduction of Joanne Lees in the Northern Territory.
Northern Territory Police Commissioner Brian Bates was sceptical that it was the man responsbile - and was correct, with Bradley John Murdoch eventually arrested and charged with the crimes.
Inside, the state's Education Department was in the process of installing a raft of measures to cope with an increase in vandalism - including an alarm monitoring contract worth more than $100,000.
It was prompted by incidents like destruction at Punchbowl Primary School, which had endured smashed water fountains, broken seating, graffiti and smashed flag poles.
A $200 million wind farm at Woolnorth was reported as "set to proceed" after a deal to seal a road to the property was agreed to.
The Australian Maritime College inked a deal to train 28 million soldiers, as part of a $50 million contract between shipbuilder Incat and the US military.
The old Devil Cat, having returned from use in New Zealand, would undergo a $5 million modification for two years use by the Tank Automotive and Armament Command of the US Army.
At the time, Incat chairman Bob Clifford said the military deal was a light at the end of the tunnel, after the company had to lay off more than 100 of its 1000-plus workforce.
Redline Coaches signed an agreement with the developers of the Harvey Norman project to operate the bus interchange on the Cornwall Square car park.
Spokesman Vincent John said negotiations had not been easy, but the deal was done - which was described by the a spokesperson for the developers, Artas Architects', as a major milestone which capped off the project.
Australia's consumer watchdog paved the way for Tasmania's entry into the national electricity market, despite being unsure whether the move would be anti-competitive.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the competition the new Basslink undersea electricity cable would give Tasmanian electricity generators would relieve constraints on Tasmania's electricity supply.
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