Monday, May 10, 2021

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Alice police station to stay open 24/7

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"People have spoken loud and clear. It is their belief that having on officer at the front counter 24/7 makes them feel safer. We respect that," says Commander Danny Bacon. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

The West MacDonnell Ranges start at the council dump

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$30m in council savings are looking for a place to go: Would a car park bring tourists? Editor ERWIN CHLANDA suggests alternatives in our Rest & Reflection series.

 

Telling the stories of war: we could do so much better

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After visiting an Anzac Centenary exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia  KIERAN FINNANE reflects on the approach taken at Anzac Hill, where the local experience of war and conflict is entirely absent.

A contribution to our Rest & Reflection series.

Youth detention unchanged after 'Don Dale', says Chief Justice

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The proportion of detention orders for youth in the first and second halves of 2016 was almost identical. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Economic outlook bleak, says Opposition Leader

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NT last on retail spending, business investment, housing finance and population growth, writes GARY HIGGINS (pictured).

 

UPDATE 3pm

 

'We are Australian' new anthem?

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Inclusiveness should be the spirit of Australia Day, writes STEVE BROWN in his contribution to our Rest & Reflection summer series. And he suggests the Seeker's hit would, as the national anthem, better describe what Aussies are all about.

 

Katherine council's 'dereliction of duty'

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Development Consent Authority acts against public submissions, authorises conversion of shed (pictured) into pub, writes BRUCE FRANCAIS.

"Dangerous brinkmanship" from Trump: Pine Gap opponents

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Fraser, Keating urged review of ANZUS, writes peace activist ALISON BIONOWSKI. IMAGE of Pine Gap by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.

 

Totemic caterpillar in trouble again

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It's a tussle between the Yellow Wing Grasshopper (pictured) and the Yipirinya caterpillar, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Grasshoppers – is it a plague?

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There are swarms in the rural residential area, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Public gives angry thumbs down to closure of police counter

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... but Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Danny Bacon (pictured last night) says a decision on a "pathway" would be the subject of "further information". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Higgins comments on McConnell's candour

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Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured) has described as "extraordinary" the candour of Stuart MLA Scott McConnell in yesterday's exclusive interview with the Alice Springs News Online.

 

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