Central desert art will take centre stage at this year's Melbourne Cup when indigenous artist Otto Sims showcases his designs for Fashions on the Field.

A damning report into the Northern Territory's juvenile detention system has revealed how one boy who attempted self harm was left naked for almost 11 hours.

A former Northern Territory ministerial staffer has been found guilty of corruptly receiving kickbacks while chief of staff to then CLP minister Bess Price.

A Northern Territory policeman is lucky to be alive after being stabbed with a screwdriver six times in the remote community of Jabiru.