Thursday, January 21, 2021

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New NT tax an absolute disaster, says mining industry




The announcement today by Treasurer Nicole Manison (pictured) threatens $6b worth of investments, says Association of Mining and Exploration Companies. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Central Petroleum west of Alice: No plans for fracking

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Two high achievers of The Centre: One’s a miner planning to be a major commercial player in the region, the other a choir on the way to becoming an international sensation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photos: Richard Cottee and the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir.


UPDATE: Meanwhile Labor Senator for the NT Malarndirri McCarthy has broken ranks with her party over the lifting of the moratorium, calling the move "quite contemptuous and disgraceful".

Film festival rethink but show goes on

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There’s no grass growing under the feet of Alex Kelly, director of the Something Somewhere Film Festival, despite the festival taking a break this year, with occasional screenings instead of a full program.

Gold better than platinum: Ghan passenger

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A one-way Adelaide to Darwin train ticket costing nearly $8000 bought bad service and poor amenities, claims a passenger. Great Southern Rail counters that passenger feedback averages a "97% rating for our service and hospitality and a 93% rating for the food and beverages offered on board – truly world-class results.” ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Pictured: Mr Kennedy.

Look out for firebug in Ilparpa area, say firies

Five fires in the past four days, says fire station commander John Kleeman.

CLP propaganda courtesy of a Senate office?

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Propaganda by Nigel Scullion (pictured) for the Country Liberal Party, Jacinta Price and Joshua Burgoyne under the Commonwealth Coat of Arms. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

New energy for anti fracking campaign

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There is likely to be “non violent resistance” applied by people in the “direct line of fire,” says anti fracking campaigner Jimmy Cocking after rally today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Fracking moratorium lift welcomed by Opposition




Time to unlock the gate and get on with a well-regulated onshore shale gas industry, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured).

A single gas field would increase Oz emissions by 5%

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Fracking the Territory could be equivalent to 100 times more than the emissions savings under the Northern Territory Government’s Roadmap to Renewables: 50% by 2030, writes Jimmy Cocking (pictured), Director of the Arid Lands Environment Centre. 

Gunner puts big gas frackers above Territorians




"Frack and see" as Chief Minister Gunner succumbs to bullying from the high risk gas industry and the Federal Government, writes Naomi Hogan (pictured), of Lock the Gate.

Fracking OK, but under 'strict laws' – Gunner

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"We have kept our promise," writes Chief Minister Michael Gunner as he lifts moratorium.

'Anzac Oval not for sale': govt under pressure on gallery plans

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“Anzac Oval is not for sale, it is not available. The request is to please move it off the table": this was the demand of  a packed public gallery, conveyed by Councillor Eli Melky  to the government's delegate at last night's council meeting. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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