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No gaol for Peace Pilgrims: sentence

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Justice John Reeves has rejected the Crown's call for custodial sentences for the six Pine Gap Peace Pilgrims, sentencing them in the Federal Court in Brisbane today.

UPDATED, 4 December 2017, 1.55PM.

UPDATED 5 December 2017, 10.41 am, with links to all our reports from the trials.

Police looking for man after vehicle pursuit

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Police are calling for information on the whereabouts of 33-year-old Richard Henwood (pictured).

Flair, imagination, vitality: Watch This Space in 2017

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The annual award of the Lofty, to Elliat Rich for high endeavour in the arts, capped off a big year for Watch This Space as it heads towards its 25th anniversary in 2018. 25 years is long enough for a new generation to emerge and so it is at the Space. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Fit-out of megafauna display in the Mall goes to local firm

Museum of Central Australia & Strehlow Research Centre; Alcoota Station



The world’s largest bird, marsupial lions, marsupial wolves and herds of giant browsing cousins of the wombat will be invading Todd Mall, writes Lauren Moss, Minister for Tourism and Culture.


Gallery: Friday is the day

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It's the only and last chance for people to have a say on the National Indigenous Art Gallery, writes  Robyn Lambley (pictured)Independent Member for Araluen.

Bush community learning centre to close

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When the Utopia learning centre is shut down, will teenagers gravitate to Alice Springs and get into trouble? Tristan Ray, from the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service, says locals are asking this question.

Spread renewables, government asked




Renters and government employees should not miss out on rooftop solar, writes Harshini Bartlett from RePower Alice Springs.


Breaking the violence silence: at home, around the world

24100 pilgrims guilty 1 SM24199 White Ribbon Day SMThankyou Alice Springs for breaking the silence about violence of men against women, and the five Peace Pilgrims for breaking the silence about the violence of Pine Gap, write Chris Hawke and Joy Taylor. 

Consultants with 40,000 years on the job

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Ted Egan, the singer, historian and former NT Administrator (at left) calls for retaining a team of skilled Aboriginal trackers to save lives and maintain incomparable skills, such as those in which Ted Egan the tracker (at right) excelled. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

The 'tough gig' of doing things the right way

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In a unique partnership, Doris Kngwarraye Stuart and artists Dan Murphy and Lucy Stewart have been conducting tours of Mparntwe’s sacred sites for the past nine years, mainly for artists, to inform and inspire their creative endeavours in response to this country.  KIERAN FINNANE reports on the legacy, on show at Watch This Space.

Cops with assault rifles footage six years old

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No cops in full battle gear with assault rifles to chase kids in the streets of Alice. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


'Disappointing' $2m sale of Earth's Creation

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The acclaimed masterpiece by Emily Kame Kngwarreye recently sold at auction for $2m, twice the sum paid for it by its former owner, Tim Jennings of Mbantua Gallery in Todd Mall, but well below the two independent valuations he had for it – one for $4m and one for $3m.

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