Listening to metal music from the desert was a well-received contrast for the mostly affluent-looking patrons at Hobart's MONA gallery, reports RAINER CHLANDA. Photo of Southeast lead guitarist Gavin Hayes by Duncan Giblin.
Mayor Damien Ryan (at left) won't say whether he is supporting 10 traditional owners on the national art gallery issue, and CM Michael Gunner (at right) won't say what – if anything – has resulted from his "consideration" of the project. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Centralia? Santasia? Whatever you call it, is it ever going to happen? ALEX NELSON looks at a long and inconclusive debate as the debt-ridden Territory becomes less attractive by the minute to its southern neighbour. PHOTO: A good indicator of South Australia's lack of interest is the disgraceful state of the rest areas along its section of the Stuart Highway, the major road link between the two.
The NT Government, reeling under the Territory’s gravest ever financial crisis, is putting $400,000 into a venture managed in a way World Solar challenge founder Hans Tholstrup says makes no sense whatsoever: The Great Air Race. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: The Vickers Vimy which was the first aircraft to be flown from London to Darwin, 100 years ago.
The originality of metal music from the desert breaks through on an east coast tour. It's more than sound, it's history, it's pain, and a challenge thrown down for the present. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Video by ERWIN CHLANDA.
"I mean, there comes a time when these guys have got to do their own heavy lifting," says Scott Morrison. "I don't think it's the Commonwealth's job – and Commonwealth taxpayers' – to pay for the mismanagement of state or territory governments." ERWIN CHLANDA reports.