Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Missing girl

Police hold concerns for missing 16-year-old Sheila Armstrong who was last seen at her residence in Sadadeen around 8pm on Wednesday, May 22. She is...

Long lost Sister Eileen interview inspires Alice movie

By MARK SMITH Isabel Smith, nee Almond, who is the subject of a major film project called Finding Miss Almond, was interviewed for a...

Bush buildings boom: Where does the balance go?

ByERWIN CHLANDA Araluen’s Independent Member has pressed the NT government to disclose the construction costs of dwellings in the bush after media statements last year...

Budget boost for cops ‘already spent’

By ERWIN CHLANDA Most of the "extra" $90m in the NT Budget for police has already been spent, according to the Police Association. President Nathan Finn...

Booze for bush. Taxpayer helps.

By ERWIN CHLANDA The NT Government is inviting tenders from consultants to develop Community Alcohol Plans (CAPs) designed to bring back booze to remote communities...

Buffel not declared a weed: Why not?

By ERWIN CHLANDA A campaigner and hands-on combatant of buffel for a quarter century, Alex Nelson, says the government’s initiative about the imported grass taking...

Red tape strangles Bangtail Muster

When you throw a couple of gold coins into the buckets at the Bangtail Muster you're probably thinking the money will go to a...

Albanese’s $250m: Where it will go

By ERWIN CHLANDA The Australian Government has announced projects to be funded immediately or over four years with the $250m grant and other Federal contributions...

Alice shines in Bangtail Muster

Photos and text by ERWIN CHLANDA It wasn't hard to follow the theme for this morning's parade: Smile. Blue sky, bright sun, zero pollution, the four...

Good-bye to bottle shop cops?

By ERWIN CHLANDA Bottle shop cops may be replaced by unarmed officers from another department while the Mayor, an ardent supporter of the Point of...

Survivor of atomic crimes in The Centre

By MIKE GILLAM Every six weeks or so I drive between Alice Springs and the southern reaches of the Lake Eyre basin. A few months after...

Double the number of houses on the market

By ERWIN CHLANDA There are about twice the number of houses for sale in Alice Springs when compared with what is regarded as a strong...

Prison population grew 9% in Fiscal 23

LETTER TO THE EDITOR  The latest prison data release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that the Eva Lawler Labor Government has lost control...

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