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We won't be there for His Royal Highness

 

The staff of Prince Edward (pictured) and the Chief Minister's Department lay down the law for journalists during his visit next week: No questions, censorship of text and photos. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

New mines in The Centre – a snapshot

Five mines in The Centre are at varying stages of development. None have reached final investment decision, but if even just two make it into production, and that is likely, the economic advantages for Alice Springs would be significant, ranging from a big boost in employment to lower airfares for FiFo operations. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: Drilling at Molyhil.

Police gets street parking, cops' private cars in compound

 

 

Businessman says there was no public consultation about arbitrary loss of scarce car parking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Paul Lewis.

Gallery statement by ministers mischievous: Councillor

 

 

No one in their right mind would want to demolish a perfectly good building such as the current council civic centre, with the risk of burdening the community with a huge debt, writes Councillor Eli Melky.

Ministers lash out at council over gallery

 

The council is "divided, lacks leadership and individual Councillors have put their own political interests above the interests of the people of Alice Springs". MLA for Braitling, front-bencher Dale Wakefield (at left), and culture minister Lauren Moss (at right) respond to Tuesday's rejection of the gallery deal. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Council says 'no' to government gallery offer

 

 

$20m is not enough, the council decided in a secret meeting last night. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

National gallery: Waiting for the council, says Wakefield

Just hours before a secret meeting of the town council to discuss the sale of its civic centre land to the NT Government for a national Aboriginal art gallery (a swap deal), Minister Dale Wakefield this morning has made it clear that the project’s future – at least for the time being – will depend on the decision of the councillors and Mayor Damien Ryan. PHOTO: Ms Wakefield (centre) at the launch of the Northern Territory Solar Resource project this morning, wearing her hat as the Minister for Renewables, Energy and Essential Services. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Desert Mob: the enduring phenomenon


 
More than 200 artists are represented in Desert Mob; many more are active when you consider some of the big names missing from the show, obviously in too much demand elsewhere, and the many others whose work was available at the Market Place. Considered in light of the region’s population, it is phenomenal. KIERAN FINNANE reports on some of the highlights.

Secret art gallery business

 

The Town Council is holding a Special Meeting tonight to consider the location of the national Aboriginal art gallery – the NT Government’s land swap deal. The meeting, behind closed doors, will have full decision-making powers, but again Cr Jacinta Price will be absent, on the third last stop of her interstate speaking tour. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Boy from The Centre to address UN Human Rights Council

 

 

A 12 year old Arrernte / Garrwa boy from Central Australia will give a speech at the world’s peak human rights body in Geneva tomorrow, with a simple message for Australian governments: stop sending 10 year old children to to prison. Dujuan Hoosan is pictured with his mother Megan.

Rules for outback work travel may catch some out

 

 

"Going bush" is a major part of many jobs in The Centre and NT Work Safe has requirements that may catch some employers unprepared. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Chinese will like to go bush: travel agent

 

 

Our wide open spaces a drawcard for Chinese tourists, especially young ones, says visiting travel agent Sam Lu, pictured at Simpson's Gap yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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