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Tassie's flash MONA embraces Metal from The Centre

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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 Ryan, CM Gunner mum on art gallery

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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.

NT and SA amalgamation: Would they have us?

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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.

Air race re-enactment government's latest financial folly

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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.

 

UPDATE 5:15pm

Pine Gap to buy electricity from NT Government

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Power line construction to employ 30 for 12 months, writes Tim Duignan, Territory Generation Chief Executive Officer (pictured).

Voices from the deep Centre loud and clear in the big cities

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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.

Firm 'no' from PM, Scullion to bailing out 'bankrupt' Territory

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"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.

GST billions yet we're still the basket case

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Huge GST bonuses for big Indigenous population and remoteness aren't saving the Territory from record deficit, and haven't stopped its government from ruinous borrowing. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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