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Alice turns Queen tribute into giant karaoke



When star Freddie Mercury lost his voice the Alice Springs audience didn’t complain. It took over. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo EMMA TODD.

Is Beetaloo worth fracking? Study raises doubts.



High-level review by EnergyQuest: “While many more wells will be needed before a development decision can be made, the Origin and Santos wells, in 2019, will go a long way to establishing whether the hype about the Beetaloo is justified.” ERWIN CHLANDA reports. MAP Australian Energy Council.

'Schools must not be hit in Budget repair'



We understand the Northern Territory is facing a challenging set of circumstances. However, actions taken by government to achieve savings must never be at the expense of our children’s education, writes Tabby Fudge (pictured), President, Northern Territory Council of Government School Organisations.

And now "cabinet in confidence"



What is the government hiding, asks Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured).

Aboriginal leader joins Country Party



Aboriginal leader joins Country Party: Phil Alice is a campaigner for youth initiatives and 25 year veteran with the NT police. An initiative by him in November 2017 to collaborate with the Town Council fell on deaf ears. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

The cost of booze



It's a $60m a year hangover for NT Government. Add to that funding from the Commonwealth to GPs, Aboriginal medical services, counselling and other support. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

NT should be the sun, wind powerhouse



The Northern Territory can create more than $2bn in new annual revenue and over 8,000 new jobs by pursuing a target of 10 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030, new research by Beyond Zero Emissions has found. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Drug charges as large amount of cash confiscated



A 39-year-old man was arrested and refused bail.

Quietly lending an ear, or saving a life



It's all in a days work for the chaplains in town. Canon BRIAN JEFFRIES writes about people in Alice Springs who perform great deeds without fanfare. PHOTO: Induction last year of Rev’d Rob Weekes as the new Police Fire and Emergency Services chaplain (Southern Command). L to R: Commander Brad Currie, Rev’d Rob Weekes, Assistant Commissioner Michael White.

The heavy lifters are those who dropped the bundle



The Government snipes at the Opposition and Robyn Lambley over pay rises yet they keep them on the shortest of leashes when it comes to providing staff. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Gunner with lots more staff.

Tell me what you think about fracking – for $100



Government fracking consultation by invitation: still, a tremendous level of distrust of the government was obvious, writes Bruce Francais (pictured), from Katherine.

Art gallery, cultural centre: 'Another day, another backflip'


No cultural Centre, no time frame for the art gallery – bad news from the government in the Estimates Hearings, says MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley.


UPDATE 5.10pm: Minister Moss responds.

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