Saturday, July 24, 2021

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

Cops seek three to clear up aggravated robbery

Police believe three boys (pictured) have information which may assist with investigations into an aggravated robbery when a group forced entry, ransacked and threatened a staff member at a service station on Railway Terrace...

Rolfe trial delay, questions of law detailed

The trial of Zachary Rolfe, the police officer accused of murdering Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu in December 2019, has been adjourned to a date to be fixed. Legal argument, in a hearing known as a...

COVID: Time Gunner got a handle on it

By ERWIN CHLANDA Questions keep piling up about the government's handling of COVID in Alice Springs. As "quarantine hotels" are turning out to be the problem rather than the solution, how come NT Health is continuing...

Sexual assault statistics up 30%

Crime is still rising dramatically in Alice Springs, according to police statistics. In the year ending May 31, 2021, compared to the corresponding period the year before, assault went up 16.6%, domestic violence related assault...

Council turns back on promising youth initiative

By JULIUS DENNIS In a town where discussion of crime perpetrated by youths often seems to be the only reason to have a conversation, a program that has a proven track record of succeeding with...

Kids: See them as our future, not a threat

By JULIUS DENNIS A change of outlook from Council on the youth of Alice Springs could go a long way in solving the town’s issues, says the principal legal officer of the North Australia Aboriginal...

Tomatoes aplenty but they need soil preparation

By GEOFF MIERS Tomatoes are a very high yielding crop for the home garden and there are so many varieties available today. However, it's important to follow a few simple rules to ensure you are...

Wests pipped at the post

By OSCAR PERRI After leading for most of their round 10 match against Federals, West let their lead slip in the last quarter to narrowly go down by five points at Albrecht Oval on Saturday,...

‘Council needs more women and more younger people’

By KIERAN FINNANE Allison Bitar is a busy woman who wants to get busier: she’s putting her hand up for council election. And you know what they say about busy women: when you want to get...

Netball fest but COVID may have last say

By STEVE MENZIES Centralians will have a unique opportunity to learn from some of the best athletes in Australia next month. Heading up the top-class athletes is former Australian Diamonds captain and 2020 AFLW Team of...

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