Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The freedom of the press still furnishes that check upon government which no constitution has ever been able to provide – Chicago Tribune.

Dust storms no obstacle to the Sport of the Outback

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Melbourne people do pushups in their living room to remain fit and sane during the pandemic, while in Alice Springs some people, well, they wrestle cows. “It was a beautiful day,” says Robbie...

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From Central Australia to Central Districts

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By JOHN P McD SMITH A book just published tells the amazing story of gifted Aboriginal footballer, Sonny Morey. He was born at Yambah Station north of Alice Springs in 1945 to an Aboriginal mother and...

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AFL’s varying COVID precautions raise questions

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Greetings, Erwin. I attended finals of the AFL code at Traeger Park. On the Saturday It was the grand final of the town competition between Pioneers, who lost, and Rovers. Sunday saw the...

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Beware of aphids: Zap them now

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By GEOFF MIERS Warmer temperatures and lush new Spring growth have provided ideal breeding conditions for aphids, tiny destructive garden insects that are breeding prolifically at the moment. Quick action can limit their numbers and damage...

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Pine Gap keeps growing

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By KIERAN FINNANE When the lips of governments and contractors stay tightly sealed, one way to find out what’s going on at the Pine Gap military base is via Google Earth. You have to know what...

A national scoop for ultra remote town

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Its extreme remoteness – four hours north-east of Alice Springs – hasn’t stopped Ampilatwatja, population 500, from plugging into a national initiative that will deliver to it, by Tuesday, a hospital standard...

Desert Mob in the year of Covid

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By KIERAN FINNANE Updated, 23 September 2020, 11.13am: This version contains some factual corrections regarding the configuration of the exhibition and the subject matter of Hayley Coulthard's work.   How much the ‘mob’ matter at Desert Mob,...

Crime up, transparency down

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By ERWIN CHLANDA News of a sharp rise in offences “against the person” coincided with the cancellation of Parrtjima events scheduled for the Mall as the town lost control of the CBD, according to Mayor...

A touch of light: return of the rainbow bee-eaters

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By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam As temperatures rise plant production increases and with it, insect activity. Soon the vigorous fresh growing tips of our whitewoods (Atalaya hemiglauca) will be wilting in response to...

Beetaloo company welcomes PM’s gas plans

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By ERWIN CHLANDA The head of an oil company with interests in the Territory's Beetaloo basin has welcomed that "gas supply will be prioritised by the Federal Government to underpin the Post COVID national economic...

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Desert Mob in the year of Covid

By KIERAN FINNANE Updated, 23 September 2020, 11.13am: This version contains some factual corrections regarding the configuration of the exhibition and the subject matter of...

A touch of light: return of the rainbow bee-eaters

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam As temperatures rise plant production increases and with it, insect activity. Soon the vigorous fresh growing tips of...

From Central Australia to Central Districts

By JOHN P McD SMITH A book just published tells the amazing story of gifted Aboriginal footballer, Sonny Morey. He was born at Yambah Station north...

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