The Northern Territory and South Australia trade on the allure of openness and possibilities but there is a weight to the increasingly militarised swathe running south to north right through the centre of Australia. KIERAN FINNANE comments.
John Langalount, the Head of the Review into NT Budget repair found that NT Budgets had been treated more like “rough guides” rather than serious financial plans. Now Territorians can expect another “rough guide” for a fiscal outlook. Professor DON FULLER comments, Part 6.
On a recent hike into the East Macs, not one Ptilotus but tens of thousands of bouquets crowned the ridgelines, cloaked the hillside flanks and crowded every moisture-holding crease in the eroded landscape, writes MIKE GILLAM.
"Looking back into the sunrise the mallees were dazzling, adorned with pendulous mistletoe in fiery tresses of red and yellow." MIKE GILLAM starts his piece recalling a magnificent walk on the steep south side of the west MacDonnell Range – it was later engulfed by wildfire.
Councillors Marli Banks and Catherine Satour, both contesting the upcoming NT election, have given notice their resignations from council, effective July 9. And a surprising alliance formed to support the renaming of Willshire Street.
UPDATEDwith full report by KIERAN FINNANE 30 June 2020, 11.16am.
Catherine Satour will stand in the seat of Namatjira and Marli Banks in Braitling. That brings to five the members of council with a declared party interest in the Territory election, with four actually contesting seats.
Mr Rolfe appeared by video link from Canberra. Outside the court in Alice Springs, Ned Hargraves, chair of the Warlpiri Parumpurru Committee, continued to call for Mr Rolfe's bail to be revoked – Indigenous people "don’t get that chance". KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The distinctive lipid rich yellow aril attached to each seed is prized by birds and ants that carry the seed away from the parent plant and thereby aid its dispersal. Perhaps its greatest admirer is the zebra finch, Nyingke, a name sometimes abbreviated to Nyi Nyi. MIKE GILLAM writes of his gardener efforts with both.