Exotic bikes, 2500 riders and pillions, thousands of kilometers – it's all part of the annual meeting of the Ulysses Club in The Alice this week. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: from left, Dianne Reily, Ian Lawley, Tracey Reid, Annette McDougall, John Reid rode from Queensland.
Restraints in the Territory Budget are possibly necessary, but those infrastructure projects that are included should proceed immediately to aid the ailing economy of Alice Springs, says Chamber of Commerce CEO Kay Eade. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Abbott Government's commitments to Indigenous Australians are getting children to school, adults into work, building safe communities and generate economic and social benefits from effective use of their land, writes NT Senator Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs.
Mature shade trees or more shade structures are a possibility for Todd Street North. Complaints about lack of shade in the area – redesigned and opened to traffic last year – has prompted council to look at costs of planting mature trees or installing additional shade structures. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Alice Springs Town Council should lobby the NT and federal governments on the issue of mooted amendments to the federal Racial Discrimination Act, specifically the repeal of section 18C, Councillor Chansey Paech has urged. Cr Paech surprised council last night with a Notice of Motion on the matter. Cr Eli Melky seconded on the spot. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Council’s desire to move quickly towards new skate-boarding facilities is welcome, but Matty Day, youth advocate and leading light of local skateboarders with extensive experience in the industry, says the plans before council are flawed and cautions against haste. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The capital works program for Central Australia consists mostly of revotes from last year when the total value was $38m. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The Kilgariff development gets $3.3m – this morning it looked like an Ayers Rock replica under construction.
An invisible catastrophe haunts the winning work in the 38th Alice Prize, which opened on Friday night at the Araluen Arts Centre. In Fallout #56 – Maralinga, photographs by Catherine Rogers from New South Wales, sharply raises questions of legacy and responsibility, concerns echoed in works by a number of other artists in the exhibition. KIERAN FINNANE reviews. Pictured: Ruth Elvin, president of the Alice Springs Art Foundation with Alice Prize judge, Dr Michael Brand, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.