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Eagle and Crow: Andrew Spencer Japaljarri



An upholder of Aboriginal cultural law and Australian law, a 'two ways' healer, a deep thinker, a loving man and beloved man, Andrew Spencer Japaljarri passed away today. Dr CRAIG SAN ROQUE offers this appreciation of his life and work.

UPDATED 9 December 2015, 12.35pm.



Nuke dump: What's the rush?




New nuclear medicine processes are producing much more benign waste, Alice Springs meeting told.


Fracking? Enough gas from pollies' bums!




Developing the north with fracking – or with a lifestyle that's every tourist's dream. ERWIN CHLANDA talks with Frank Shadforth (pictured).


Rupert broke?




Why does the Advocate, which is printed in Darwin, cost $1.30 there, while in Alice, to where it has to be shipped, it costs $1.10, asks Phil Walcott (pictured), Independent for Braitling.


Wot, it's Christmas already?




Town Council throws a party for Alice.


Jindalee radar pioneer Ken Perry dies




Ken and Ann Perry at their golden wedding anniversary. OBITUARY by PETE KENNEDY.


Traditional owners have no veto on nuke dump




"Place of healing" would be exposed to unknown risks, writes Tara Liddy.


CDU gets praise for research

Reputation of CDU / Menzies was confirmed as among the very best in Australia for medical and health services, writes Patrick Nelson.


Miners oppose call for land holders' veto rights




Any changes to the power of veto could set an "extremely worrying precedent for all other commodities," writes AMEC's

Simon Bennison (pictured).


Town planning: how to restore faith in the system?




While the new Planning Commission (PC) is busy making plans for Alice Springs in 20 or 30 years from now, the elephant in the room is wreaking havoc with the current land management of the town. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with Gary Nairn (pictured).


NATS spectators human beings or numbers?




How many Red Centre NATS spectators make up one human being? Confused? Read on – or ask Adam Giles. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


The ups and downs of electricity on council agenda




A looming power cost hike, a donation whose purposes isn't clear, and unveiling a flood marker (pictured) are keeping the Council busy. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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