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Town council should buy into big projects: Eli Melky




He says the council should be not just a promoter, but a part-owner of an Indigenous cultural centre and the planned Uniting Church residential and commercial complex. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: View into the Uniting Church grounds, possible site for a future development.


Woman missing since January 1




She left her Gillen home on  foot, say police.


Four lanes through Gap: Does Alice need them?




With the town's population stagnant for a decade, home prices in decline and commercial real estate empty, would that be public money well spent? Or is the "no dam" lobby hard at work? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Police still searching for man who escaped on December 23




Police looking for escapee (pictured on CCTV), urge public to ring police but not approach him.


Uber: Who will win?




The ride share experiment would cut NT Government income, writes COLIN SAUNDERS. PHOTO: Uber promotion in the USA.


Driving towards ride-sharing in the Territory




Next festive season, text for an Uber-style ride sharer, writes Nicole Manison, Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (pictured).


Referendum? Forget it.




"Prior presence" is a no brainer. First Australians don't need a referendum but meaningful lives, rooted in their own efforts, on their land, comments TED EGAN, in our Rest & Reflection series written by people who make a difference in our town.


Mayor Damien looks into 2017 and beyond




Flood mitigation and a new masterplan for the town will be high on the agenda, Mayor Ryan (pictured) tells editor ERWIN CHLANDA.


Plays, poetry, politics


State of the world and the Territory as seen from the Totem Theatre stage. LAURIE MAY looks back on 2016, forward to 2017 in our Rest & Reflection series.

Business doing it tough: Hats off to those having a go!




By KAY EADE, the Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce NT, takes a look at what works and what doesn't in our town's economy.  She is writing our Rest & Reflection series to which we have asked people who make a difference in The Alice to contribute.


Are we ready for Alice Springs to be the Inland capital?



Threats from a changing climate, the collapse of the CLP, a council needing a rocket under it and meeting the needs of the people in the Ten Deserts, over an area that would be the world's 8th biggest country: There's work to do, writes environmentalist JIMMY COCKING (pictured with son Louka), in our Rest & Reflection series.


Hard day in court ends with gesture of catharsis




Making witnesses squirm is all in a day's work for barrister RUSSELL GOLDFLAM but appearing before the Royal Commission he found himself on the receiving end. The barrister, who is also a talented musician, is the fourth writer in our Rest & Reflection series.


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