Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Issue 15

New booze law: Nanny state, needs testing, it's just great.

 

 

Life is getting even harder for the locally owned liquor stores in the brave new world of booze control, ushered in by last night's Liquor Bill 2019, with the support of the Opposition. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Locally produced hemp could replace plastic

 

 

... but have we blown our chance – again – asks Trevor Shiell.

Another great river tree goes up in flames

 

 

The third large old tree was damaged or destroyed by fire in the bed of the Todd River adjacent to the CBD that I've noticed this season, writes historian ALEX NELSON.

Invasive buffel grass soon part of international focus

 

CDU ecologist Ellen Ryan-Colton, who has been researching the cultural and environmental effects of the introduced buffel grass in the APY Lands of northern South Australia,  will participate in a UN-sponsored global assessment on invasive alien species and control.

The ups and downs of high rise in Alice Springs

 

 

As ALEX NELSON chronicles the quest for high rise buildings in Alice Springs – mostly unsuccessful – he discovers that the height of the structures were in indirect proportion to the national and even global economies.

Cold morning, warm hearts at the Old Timers Fete

 

Knitted garments from far away Uniting Church parishioners sold briskly on a cool Old Timers Fete morning as goods donated by businesses were won at the chocolate wheel.

Lambley, CLP oppose youth justice Bill, major lobbies mum

 

Araluen Independent Robyn Lambley (at left) says the usual suspects commented on the Bill but the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee, of which she is a member, should have "actively sought feedback from a broader and more balanced range of Territorians". However, the committees are open to anyone wishing to make submissions, are live-streamed and advertised in advance. At right: Lia Finocchiaro. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

McConnell 'highly likely' to run for Braitling

 

Scott McConnell (pictured), the current Member for Stuart, blames his former Labor colleague Dale Wakefield for "derailing" the National Indigenous Art Gallery and the Chief Minister for selling short the regions and Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Massive illegal dumping will test the EPA

 

News reader discovers trash dumped illegally in large area and says it's just the tip of the iceberg. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE Aug 11.

Lambley: Another government backflip?

 

 

Promised multi storey car par at the hospital seems in doubt, writes Robyn Lambley (pictured), Independent Member for Araluen.

Gunner goofs: No council ‘decisions’ on gallery site

 

 

"Who is the Chief Minister talking to," asks Cr Marli Banks (pictured in the centre of the photo) who says, contrary to his assertion, there is no formal decision on the civic centre swap. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Policing is still just a numbers game

Stone throwing triggers new debate about law and order, but it's a same-same debate, with parental responsibility still not getting much of a mention, nor is the view of serious commentators that not police but society much reduce crime. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At left: NT Police Association president Paul McCue.

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