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Tollner exploiting other people's misery, says Anderson

Local Government Minister Dave Tollner has been accused of gross insensitivity by Alison Anderson, the head of  the Palmer United Party (PUP). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Salvos to seek donations for tough times ahead

 

 

Alice   Springs   residents  have  been   asked   to   give  up   a   few  hours   of   their   time   to   collect   for   the  Red   Shield   Appeal  Doorknock  Weekend, May 24  –  25.

Federal Budget to hit Centre hardest

 

 

NT Labor Senator Nova Peris says the Federal government’s "broken promises” and budget cuts will hurt particularly the Northern Territory and Central Australia.

Ulysses bikers: On the road again

 

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.

Spend NT Budget money urgently, says Chamber of Commerce

 

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.

Budget: Scullion's Aboriginal Affairs agenda

 

 

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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.

More shade for Todd Street North?

 

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. 

Paech: Town Council should ‘combat bigotry’

 

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. 

Plans for new skate facility welcome but flawed

 

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. 

 

NT Budget infrastructure spend mostly revotes from 2013/14

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.

Second police officer facing court in Alice Springs

A second Alice Springs police officer has been suspended from duty for breaches of discipline, according to a media release from the police.

Maralinga on their minds

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.

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