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Two men are dead and another has been flown to Darwin for
treatment after a large community disturbance on
Groote Eylandt, east of Darwin.
About 3:00pm on Friday, NT Police said they were
responding to a "large community disturbance" at the
township of Angurugu, which has a population of about 1,300.
A team of specially trained NT Police Tactical Response
Group officers were despatched to the island, accompanied
by a number of detectives and a police dog unit.
A matter of trust: What happened to $34 million
from Aboriginal fund on Groote Eylandt?
By the National Reporting Team's Alison McClymont and
Updated Fri at 8:55am
Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust official Rosalie Lalara
is awaiting sentencing. (ABC News: Alison McClymont)
It was millions of dollars in mining royalties that was
meant to be spent for the benefit of the Groote Eylandt
Instead, tens of millions were spent on 156 cars and boats,
fridges, a barge, gambling at the casino and charter flights.