'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.
"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.
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.
Education organisations want school principals exempted from the public service pay freeze – a Gunner budget repair measure – because of ramifications recruitment, retention and morale, and the knock on effect this will have on schools and students, write Britany Roestenburg, Tabby Fudge (pictured) and Jarvis Ryan, representing NTPA NT, COGSO and AEU NT.
Peter Sherwin is best remembered as Northern Australia’s renowned Cattle King. At one point he was the largest private landowner in the country, with 17 cattle stations accounting for more than one percent of Australia’s total land mass. Obituary by the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association.
Jemena is wholly owned by the Chinese and Singaporean Governments – it can absolutely afford to build its profit making gas pipelines without money from Australia, writes Naomi Hogan (pictured), from the Lock the Gate Alliance.
Lester Hamilton appointed as general manager, "overwhelming support from the Alice Springs community and members of the RTHS Australia wide," writes Rosey Batt, statutory manager of the Road Transport Historical Society Inc.