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Issue 15

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.

Australian pathway through Pine Gap to nuclear ban treaty 


 
'A careful examination of precisely what Pine Gap does shows there is a viable pathway in the most important of its nuclear-related activities for Australia to become compliant with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, without necessarily disrupting its alliance with the United States,' writes RICHARD TANTER. The Alice Springs News publishes this piece on Hiroshima Day, remembering the catastrophe of the first atomic bomb dropped on that Japanese city on 6 August 1945.

Transport Hall co-founder lashes out at government take-over

 

"The hypocrisy of sacking board members because they weren't NT residents and then appointing interstate managers is just breathtaking," says Lindsay Johannsen (at right) whose family has had a major role in the Territory transport industry for more than 100 years. At left: The Johannsen's Bertha, the crowning exhibit at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, crossing the Georgina River near Urandangie.

Nuke power way to zero emissions, or a solar shortcut?

With 30% of the world’s known uranium reserves – many of them in The Centre – and as the third largest uranium producer, Australia will be critical to helping the world meet its need for electricity while also reducing emissions, says Tania Constable (pictured), CEO, Minerals Council of Australia. At the same time, the company Sun Cable is gearing up for a $2bn solar farm project near Tennant Creek, transmitting to Singapore 15% of that country's electricity demand, all created by what the NT has in abundance: Land and sunshine.

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