Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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

Rising heat far more serious long-term threat than Covid-19

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By KIERAN FINNANE As a doctor working in the Northern Territory for the last 16 years “it is impossible not to see accelerating heat as the greatest problem Territorians face,” says Dr Simon Quilty. “In the...

Feds cash: Hand-outs or hand-ups?

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By ERWIN CHLANDA A simple road can clearly be a very different thing to different people. For Protect Country Alliance spokesperson Dan Robins the Morrison Government $217m handout to the NT yesterday "will yet again subsidise...

Lhere Artepe may take new look at gallery site

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Lhere Artepe should be the go-to for all Aboriginal issues in Alice Springs, says Graeme Smith (pictured), the new acting CEO of the native title organisation. “As a corporation what we need to...

NTCAT can’t touch Gunner’s $60m handout scheme

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By ERWIN CHLANDA Chief Minister Michael Gunner is running a $60m hand-out scheme which is fully protected from actions by the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT) formed recently to combat government corruption and...

An artist’s New York

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By KIERAN FINNANE It’s hard to think about New York now without the looming shadow of the pandemic. The city is in the grip of a massive second wave, reporting over the past week an...

January gardening in facts and figures

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By GEOFF MIERS Temperature (C): Mean Max 36.6, Mean Min 22.2, Day High 46.7, Day Low 10.0. Days Above 40 – 09, Days Above 30 – 27, Days Below 08 – 00, Days Below 00 –...

A touch of light: coolamons of chance

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By MIKE GILLAM Photo© Mike Gillam  There is a reassuring circularity in this month’s return of Yeperenye caterpillars munching their way through pastures of thickening vines. These exquisite caterpillars featured in the second story I wrote...

Council provides ammunition for smashing windows

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By ERWIN CHLANDA A long-time businessman says the council is inadvertently providing the missiles used to break windows in the Mall. Darren Burton says he will be standing for council in the local government election later...

A community designing their own future

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By PETER TAIT One of the fundamental conditions for effective democracy is that the people who have to live with the outcome of decisions should be the people making them. Usually we delegate the decision-making...

Grapes groove, mangos misery

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By JULIUS DENNIS The ever changing fortunes of COVID state border closures are creating a good news / bad news story in the fertile TiTree area, two hours north of Alice Springs. A bunch of seedless...

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Education bus tours: Alice slow in grasping opportunity

By JULIUS DENNIS Educational tour operators say that there are not enough places to stay the night in Alice Springs to meet the “huge influx”...

Nuclear weapons, some enabled from Pine Gap, on wrong side of law

By KIERAN FINNANE As of Friday, 22 January 2021, Australia will be on the wrong side of international law. This is the day the Treaty...

US far right in the centre of OZ

COMMENT by JULIUS DENNIS When you move to a new area one of the first things you do is join the local community Facebook group....

A community designing their own future

By PETER TAIT One of the fundamental conditions for effective democracy is that the people who have to live with the outcome of decisions should...

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