The cruel disease running rampant across the NT

 Rirratjingu elders Witiyana Marika and Bakamumu Marika are both lucky to be alive after suffering severe heart problems. Bakamumu died twice on the operating table after a massive cardiac arrest in Yirrkala two years ago

Rirratjingu elders Witiyana Marika and Bakamumu Marika are both lucky to be alive after suffering severe heart problems. Bakamumu died twice on the operating table after a massive cardiac arrest in Yirrkala two years ago

FEDERAL Budget night, Canberra, 2018. The man in control of the nation’s moneybags, Treasurer Scott Morrison, steps up to the Lower House lectern to unfurl his department’s plan for how to distribute Australia’s wealth.

He’s got a wry smile on his face. A promise to slash taxes among the working middle class could prove popular with voters and score his battle worn Liberal colleagues another dash across the line on election day 2019.