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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.

Neil Murray: Bring Thunder and Rain



Neil Murray has a huge future as a concert artist. He could fill the Opera House with his songs and I hope one day to see it. Review of his new album by RUSSELL GUY.

Multi-generational approach to social dysfunction



Poor Alice! She really is becoming the NT’s stepchild, isn’t she.

Roadhouse suspends selling takeaway alcohol after killing



The Wycliffe Well pub has voluntarily stopped selling take-away alcohol after a woman aged 19 was killed two weeks ago further up the Stuart Highway.  ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Publican Arc Vanderzalm.

Anderson, Melky & more neglect of Alice


PUP isn't worth more than a laugh, but ongoing infrastructure neglect in Alice Springs is a serious matter.

Uncertainties about our water



One of the hottest Northern Territory issues is one of the hardest about which to get useful information: water. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Google Earth PHOTO: Creeks recharging the Mereenie basin, from which Alice Springs draws most of its supply.

See UPDATE May 20, 2014.

Alice cop on serious criminal charges

Northern Territory Police have charged a police officer with a number of traffic related charges, according to a media release from the police late yesterday.

Anderson: constituents happy with Palmer United Party




Not a single one of their constituents has objected to the three bush MLAs joining the Palmer United Party (PUP), says their leader, Alison Anderson. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Low demand for Tiger flights sapped viability


Tigerair CEO Rob Sharp has made it clear that "primarily demand and commercial viability of a route" were the most important factors which motivated the airline to cease flying to Alice Springs from Sydney and Melbourne on July 21. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The resumption of Tiger flights was celebrated with grand hoopla in April last year.

Jurrah: gaol, rehab and banned from Alice


When former football star Liam Jurrah gets out of gaol for assaulting his wife, he will have to undergo drug and alcohol rehab, and for 12 months will be banned from consuming drugs and alcohol, will not be allowed to leave the Territory without permission but will also not be allowed to come into Alice Springs except for a personal medical or dental emergency.

Industry 'perplexed' at Tiger pull-out



The decision to cancel Tiger flights was sudden and unexpected from all parties in Central Australia, says Jaclyn Thorne (pictured) General Manager of Tourism Central Australia.

Thousands of bikers heading for Alice


They're coming: An estimated 3000 to 4000 bikers aged over 40 are heading to Alice Springs for the AGM of the Ulysses Club (motto: "growing old disgracefully"). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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