Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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

Hurrying up Santa

By GEOFF MIERS The next two weeks is really your last chance to complete all necessary gardening tasks before the festive season really sets in...

Memoir: ‘We met everything that came to us’

By KIERAN FINNANE I have recently kept the company of a remarkable group of people, Aboriginal people from these central parts, many of them of...

Big stories in the News over our first quarter century

Major discussion about the Alice sewage treatment plant 25 years ago but meaningful upgrade still not in sight. ERWIN CHLANDA wrote the Alice Springs Sewerage...

Tourism crisis meeting

By ERWIN CHLANDA The region's main industry, tourism, is holding a meeting today at the time of extreme crisis both in staffing and guest numbers. Tourism...

H. J. Furber and unfinished business

By KIERAN FINNANE In 1957, when he was just four and a half, the government, in removing him from his mother and sending him to...

Officials stonewall Yuendumu violence report

By ERWIN CHLANDA The responses received by the Alice Springs News into a survey of government and NGOs dealing with out-of-control youths in the township...

New heart for the News, a message to readers

By ERWIN CHLANDA The four of us got ready to board a friend’s Cessna. “Got your pacemaker?” Cheeky bugger. Freefall ageism. “It will never happen to...

Shepparton opens new museum. Where is ours?

The Shepparton Art Museum opening tomorrow at $50m cost half as much as the NT Government has set aside as a deposit for the...

Solar race: Fingers crossed

It sounds like wishful thinking but the Charles Darwin University (CDU) is recruiting a team to represent the Territory in the World Solar Challenge...

On discovering the shocking low rate for the NT solar feed-in tariff

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I recently sent this letter to Minister for Essential Services Eva Lawler:- Dear Honourable Minister, We bought our house here in Alice Springs...

Peter Latz: Wizard, ethno-botanist and countryman

As someone who has made a lifelong contribution to our understanding and appreciation of arid zone botany, much loved Central Australian man Peter Latz...

Singleton water licence: a death sentence for arid ecosystems

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Due to a perceived conflict of interest, the Environment Minister Eva Lawler deferred the decision to approve the controversial Singleton Station...

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