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Issue 14

Country Party seeks to stand candidates in all seats

 

 

Policies still on the back burner, but the economy will be a top concern while the government's pay freeze has its problems, say Ian Britza (pictured) and Eli Melky, the party's coordinator for in the NT, in a conversation with ERWIN CHLANDA.

US marines in Darwin could drag Australia into war

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

The marines remain within the US Marine Corps chain of command at all times which means that Australia would have no control over the situation, if it suited the interests of the USA to attack a country in our region, writes Kathryn Kelly for IPAN.

Mating odour to catch feral cats

 

 

Authorities are failing to use the obvious in controlling wild introduced species, writes Trevor Shiell, of Alice Springs.

Stem tide of waste with craft and imagination

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It’s that time of year again, when Alice audiences are treated to the product of many hours of careful craft and myriad moments of imaginative inspiration, when a piece of wood takes flight as a mythical bird, when an old blanket transforms into an elegant suit. KIERAN FINNANE  previews.

Say no to no go, urge anti-frackers

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Territorians should defend their water and reject the NT Government’s planned no-go zone fracking maps, which place communities, high-value farmland and important cultural and ecological sites at risk, writes Graeme Sawyer, Protect Country Alliance spokesperson.

Three town councillors in Country Party push

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Eli Melky (at right), Marli Banks and Catherine Satour team up with former WA parliamentarian in new right-of-centre movement.

Larapinta section 7 being moved north of range

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New shelters for Ellery (at right), Ormiston and Redbank, writes Lauren Moss, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture (pictured).

Making new tools for living 

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Almost a whole generation of younger men in the Western Desert have not been ‘given’ cultural knowledge due to substance use and criminal incarceration. They want to learn and the elders want to teach.  The Men’s Tjilirra Movement supports this important answer to intergenerational trauma.  PAMELA NATHAN with JAMIE MILLIER TJUPURRULA  write about this unique cultural healing program.

More heat over Albrecht Oval lights, council digs in

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Town Councillors unanimously support going ahead with the light tower project for Albrecht Oval  in face of ongoing vocal opposition from some local residents. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured: View to the west taken by a drone-mounted camera above the oval at the height of the proposed towers. Photo supplied.

 

Finke story: The front and the back of the field

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Alice to get first Aboriginal owned earth ground station

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It will be in the Heath Road complex of the Centre for Appropriate Technology. It will be built and owned by the Aboriginal not-for-profit science and technology company, according a media release this morning.

No use of real-time monitoring during shooting rampage

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The surveillance bracelet worn by the alleged shooter, Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann, who killed four people in Darwin on Tuesday, provides real-time monitoring of the wearer’s location, but no use was made of that capability during his hour-long rampage. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo Commissioner for Corrections, Scott McNairn.

 

UPDATE June 7, 4.08pm

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