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Cocking stepping down from ALEC, looks back at record

By KIERAN FINNANE Seven years ago the Arid Lands Environment Centre was facing an existential crisis: the Federal Government – in Joe Hockey’s divisive...

A touch of light: heavenly night scent

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam Unless you’re an incredibly lucky transient, the sight of curved, arched and shiny leaves with clusters of spectacular white...

Council: DV, parks, streets, The Hub and confidentiality

By JULIUS DENNIS With the current council’s term drawing a close, the back end of last night’s council meeting turned to what "the 13th" can...

A fabAlice event run for youth by youth

By JULIUS DENNIS For the first time fabALICE, the local weekend-long celebration of LGBTQI+ culture, will this year have a youth-focussed event. That’s thanks...

Rolfe murder trial: preparations advance

By KIERAN FINNANE A number of police officers who may give evidence in the trial of Zachary Rolfe sought legal advice before speaking to investigating...

Council: instability at the top

By KIERAN FINNANE After just six months in the job, the Town Council's Director of Community Development, Kim Sutton, has resigned. The resignation appears to be...

Mayor Ryan set to run and win?

By KIERAN FINNANE Mayor Damien Ryan seems to have given his clearest indication yet that he will contest this year’s local government election. Last Monday it...

A touch of light: flower, bee, lynx spider and jackal flies

By MIKE GILLAM Photos © Mike Gillam At our place the first baby dragons, Gowidon longirostris (Ta Ta lizards), hatched in mid January, perfectly timed to...

Councillors push back at tightening grip

By KIERAN FINNANE In another bland meeting of the Town Council the issue that last night attracted the most debate was the supply of...

Town Council’s lack of transparency a critical issue in this election year

By KIERAN FINNANE The first Councillor Marli Banks (pictured) knew of the Town Council’s proposed CBD patrol involving Traditional Owners was an agenda item in...

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