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Inquiry into fracking: Giving it the green light?

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Chairperson Rachel Pepper says “it is not the role of the Inquiry to make a recommendation whether or not the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the NT should be lifted. That is a matter for Government”. But she also says “the conclusion of this Inquiry is that the challenges and risks associated with any onshore shale gas industry in the NT are manageable”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 7am December 14: Arid Lands Environment Centre and Health Care Professionals Against Fracking.

Town still upset with Stuart statue, say researchers

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A public arts engagement project that centred on a statue of the explorer has tapped into a vein of powerful emotion and resulted in the production of a collection of thought-provoking artworks, say Dr Judy Lovell and Dr Al Strangeways.

What kind of world is this?

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Themes of desire, fate, transcendence and cycles that won’t be broken recur throughout Michael Giacometti's first collection of stories and become what bind together its seemingly “unconnected impressions”, writes DANI POWELL who launched the book last week in Alice Springs.

Renewable research: $5m over three years

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The Intyalheme Centre for Future Energy housed at the Desert Knowledge Precinct (pictured) in Alice Springs will  position Alice as the Solar Capital of Australia and lead the way in research, development and implementation, write DALE WAKEFIELD, Member for Braitling, and LAUREN GANLEY, CEO.

Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended by EPA

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A temporary hazardous waste storage facility, an underground salt mine, a permanent disposal facility for hazardous waste (in the mined out, underground salt caverns), and associated infrastructure such as salt stockpiles, haul roads and access roads should be permitted, writes Dr PAUL VOGEL, NT EPA Chairman.

 

UPDATE 5:15pm Dec 12: ALEC comments.

 

UPDATE 7:00am Dec 13: "No consent from TOs."

Judge Borchers: no misconduct but inappropriate conduct

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Judge Greg Borchers (left) did not accuse a youth of taking advantage of the recent death of his mother in explaining his offending in the Alice Springs Youth Justice Court, but he has been found to have "engaged in inappropriate judicial conduct" and will be removed from his duties at the youth court, says Chief Judge of the Darwin Local Court, Dr John Lowndes.

Pollution? High fliers get it easy.

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Jettisoning fuel in flight – why all the secrecy? The Federal authority says it hasn't got the answers about an Emirates jet dumping fuel over Central Australia and the airline says it won't give them. ERWIN CHLANDA investigates.

Pay up, and you'll make the news, inquiry is told

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Professional rules of journalism were routinely flouted by some Territory media in grubby cash-for-comment policies during the lead-up to last year's NT election, according to 1Territory Party president, Braedon Earley (at right). He is giving evidence to Commissioner John Mansfield (at left), who is conducting the Political Donations Inquiry in the Territory. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 
UPDATE Dec 8 at 12 noon: Categorical denial by Pangaea and Tim Radburn.

Senator Nigel Scullion elected acting CLP president

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He throws down the gauntlet to the "faceless Labor powerbrokers of the Gunner Government" and the Chief Minister's "union puppet-masters" set to tax Territorians "to oblivion".

 

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.

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.

Rotary scholarship to future doctor in Centre

The 2012 Rotary Club of Alice Springs - John Hawkins Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Sam Heckathorn (pictured), the 2010 Dux of OLSH College.

He has this year started a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne with the intention of becoming a general practitioner in Central Australia.
Chairperson of the JHMS committee, Catherine Maughan, says  the award was given because of "Sam’s obvious intelligence, exemplary community service record and his commitment to invest his future in Central Australia".
The scholarship is valued at $18,000 paid in six equal installments over three years.

The Rotary Club of Alice Springs encourages local students intending to commence tertiary study in 2013 to apply for next year’s scholarship, says Ms Maughan.

"Money raised from the annual Rotary Club of Alice Springs Melbourne Cup sweep helps fund the scholarship."

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