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Issue 16

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.

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.

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.

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