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Issue 12

More than 1000 to perform in eight-day Eisteddfod

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In its 33rd year the Centralian Eisteddfod will have contests including news reading, mime, all abilities dance, rock groups, composing music and nursery rhyme recitals. Photo: Sinafoni Nauhafu.

Tree death and the challenge of heatwaves

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Almost 1000 trees are dead throughout the town north of The Gap, 992 to be exact, and council has a six-line policy to deal with it. That won’t “cut it,” says Councillor Jimmy Cocking. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Whenever you need a cop … there are three

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The NT Southern Command has three times as many police officers, based on the ratio to the population, than the national average. Do we really need to supplement them with private security guards? Will the public debate about police recruitment switch from hysteria to a sober assessment of cost benefit? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

That's why we all live here

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A late afternoon stroll we won' forget in a hurry. By ERWIN CHLANDA.

Rural doctors: The Greens have got it right

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Their commitment includes minimum standards of service access, they promised the development of a rural health workforce innovation fund and to look at increasing the rural and remote bulk billing payment, writes Dr Adam Coltzau (pictured), president of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia.

Anti-fracking Greens: Are jobs for the dole schemes legal?

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A big “no” to fracking tops the list of priorities for the Greens candidate in Lingiari, George Hanna <strong>(pictured)</strong>. He’s even putting anti-fracking candidate Hamish MacFarlane, an independent who is close to 1 Territory, in second place on his how to vote card. This is ahead of Labor’s Warren Snowdon who is giving the Greens his number two slot. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE Monday 2.30pm: About Safe Harbour.

Cops nab drugged drivers

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Eleven motorists were apprehended for driving under the influence of a prohibited substance during a five day traffic operation in Alice Springs. File photo, police media release.

 

UPDATE May 10: Drugs can be detected considerable amounts of time after consumption.

'The Territory is broke. We're living way beyond our means.'

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The Gunner Government has “failed miserably” on economic promises “given that there are 7882 fewer Territorians employed, businesses close down week after week, jobs have been lost and the operational cost of government has increased by $478m,” according to Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured) in his Budget Reply this morning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Fracking: Gunner Robin Hood in reverse

Chief Minister is playing Robin Hood in reverse, stealing from the poor in the middle of a financial crisis to give to some of the wealthiest companies in the world, writes Graeme Sawyer, Protect Country Alliance.

Metal and Macs: The contrast makes it so appealing

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The music that gives “loud” a new meaning and the magnificence of the East Macs: Combine them and get perfection. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from Blacken 2019.

We now borrow more than the total Budget

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Treasurer hands down $7.2bn Budget as borrowings $7.4bn. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Pictured are Chief Minister Michael Gunner and Treasurer Nicole Manison as she delivered the 2019/20 NT Budget this morning.

Back to the future with Warren Snowdon

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If the best time for seeing the Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon in Alice Springs is in election campaigns, that's perhaps because he is "never at home": Apart from duties in Canberra, he is getting around the vast electorate, as he has been for three decades. He is deeply familiar with the issues yet has few answers for the electorate's thorniest problems. He discusses them with ERWIN CHLANDA.

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