Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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

What will the government do about buffel? Not much.

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Buffel grass, declared a noxious weed in South Australia and notorious for its displacing of native plants, and of being an extreme fire hazard, is earning high praise from the NT Minister...

Youth bail: The other side of the coin

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By JULIUS DENNIS When looking at bail law reform for young people, just how young these people are needs to be remembered and recognised. “We're dealing with children aged 10 and 11, in grade three...

Grassroots attack on youth joblessness

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Bobby Abbott and partner Mary Tupou (pictured) have gone from fencing contracting to running the kiosk at Ormiston Gorge and are now leaping into the big time: developing 116 hectares in a...

Gallery design “towards the end of this year”

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The design of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery is planned to be completed towards the end of the year, followed by a construction tender soon after, according to an announcement this morning by Minister...

Bungalow history fobbed off by Feds, NT Government

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By ERWIN CHLANDA History was made in the Bungalow, now better known as the Overland Telegraph Station, as the place where taken-away children were interned, but also where people spent their youth who later became...

Keep out the gas industry, activists urge cattlemen

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By JULIUS DENNIS A landholder with a history in fighting mining companies over land access says that “the government's created a monster” by giving the petroleum industry the upper hand over pastoralists in legal proceedings...

Breathe in the Brio’s exceptional air

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By KIERAN FINNANE An explosive sense of “who we are” radiates from the recent work by the Tennant Creek Brio, showing at Raft Artspace. It is as multi-faceted as the life experiences of these men,...

Big losses show Wests need help

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By STEVE MENZIES Another big loss emphasised that Wests need help if it is to prevent the KFC Alice Springs A-Grade premiership from being a two-term competition.  Rovers Complete Construction won their round 4 clash 61-22....

Alice outback savvy underpins billion dollar deals

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Multi million dollar energy deals are conducted by middle-aged white men in pin-stripe suits from offices in Collins or Pitt streets? Think again. “We’re unashamed about our history. We walk into the biggest...

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What will the government do about buffel? Not much.

By ERWIN CHLANDA Buffel grass, declared a noxious weed in South Australia and notorious for its displacing of native plants, and of being an extreme...

Tourism staff shortages at crisis level: Operators seek ‘melon money.’

By JULIUS DENNIS As the NT Government is providing three quarters of a million dollars to entice fruit pickers mostly to the Top End, tourism...

Mike Gillam: A touch of light, intriguing slime mould

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam My last story lured me into a labyrinth of scientific papers, YouTube films and TED talks, describing the complex...

Bush health centre in chaos

By ERWIN CHLANDA Often violent protracted strife surrounding the Ampilatwatja Health Centre 320 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs has climaxed with the Registrar of Indigenous...

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