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Gallery: The Gunner spin goes on

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Non-answers for Lambley and passing the buck to the Town Council: Gunner's gallery fumbling continues as Adelaide scores $85m from the Feds. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.

Private forecaster tips massive rains for Alice

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Up to 50mm of rain tipped which may cause the Todd to flash-flood. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Massive gas reserves close to being tapped

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But the red tape is still a mile long. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Alister Trier, Chief Executive of Department of Primary Industry and Resources, addressing some 250 mining personnel at the AGES conference in Alice Springs this morning.

 

UPDATE Wednesday 10.50am: Tourism not fracking should be promoted, says the Protect Country Alliance.

Mineral exploration on the way up

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NT mineral exploration annual expenditure is recovering from a trough of $78m in 2016 reaching $123m in 2018, but is still way below the 2011 peak of $228m. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Thinking about Dreaming

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Usage and meaning of the words 'Dreaming' and 'Dreamtime' have moved a long way from original understandings, reflects DICK KIMBER.

Home-coming for the foundation works of Western Desert art

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The foundation works of the Western Desert art movement have returned home, perhaps not to West Camp at Papunya where the spark was lit in the song, dance and body painting of prolonged ceremonies starting in the warm months of late 1970, but to Alice Springs where the first paintings on board arrived, beginning their journey to international renown, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

A student should have led the chants: Jimmy Cocking

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Arid Lands Environment Centre staff are "highly distressed" by social media posts following the School Strike 4 Climate Action, says Jimmy Cocking (pictured).

Student strike: Pietsch explains her actions, News responds

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Nicole Pietsch, Strategy and Communications Manager, Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) and Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News Online exchange views about yesterday's report headed "Help from fracking campaigner, or manipulating students".

Charles Perkins: Australia’s Nelson Mandela

2622 Charles Perkins SM2622 Charles Perkins 1 SMIt could be said nobody had a more positive impact on improving the lives of Aboriginal people in the twentieth century than Charles Nelson Perkins. Born in Alice Springs on a wooden table at “The Bungalow” in 1936 he was the first Indigenous person the become Secretary of a Commonwealth Government Department. Feared by ministers and confidant to Prime Ministers, he was an unrelenting fighter for his people. Story by MARK J SMITH.

Help from fracking campaigner, or orchestrating students?

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Nicole Pietsch (pictured), a prominent activist against fracking, was directing the chanting by students participating in the “School Strike 4 Climate Action” in Alice Springs yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE Sunday, March 17, 11.32am: Organisesrs say there was no request from them to Ms Pietsch to direct the photo shoot.

 

UPDATE, 10.17am 18 March 2019: Ms Pietsch has given her account of what happened and Alice Springs News Online editor Erwin Chlanda has responded.

Big crowd at local School Strike 4 Climate Action

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Alice Springs students rallied, held speeches and marched through the CBD in  support of today's mass action across the nation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Trachoma campaign in Centre part of ending Australia's shame

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“With every kid’s face clean, trachoma would disappear by the end of the year.” This is the blunt and urgent message of EndTrachoma by 2020 which opened a community laundry in Santa Teresa this week. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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