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Thor finds more tungsten, copper

 

 

Thor says the key driver for drilling at Bonya is to expand the Molyhil area mining inventory with an objective of a minimum of 10 years total open pit mining and processing.

Blackout witch hunt

 

Workers crucial to restoring electricity during the system black event of October 13 are being victimised by Territory Generation, claims the Electrical Trades Union. PHOTO Ron Goodin power station.

 

UPDATE: TGen replied that it is unable to comment on matters that are under investigation.

'Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer'

UPDATE:  Police say the officer was "stabbed with an edged weapon”.

 

Otto Jungarrayi Sims (at left) a prominent senior man in Yuendumu, describes the reaction of the community to the fatal shooting by police of a 19-year-old. Meanwhile the police association says "our brave officers ... have encountered what was evidently a very volatile and unpredictable situation". ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: An angry crowd outside the Yuendumu police station last night.

 

OTHER UPDATES: The Central Land Council is calling for “an inquiry without delay that is independent of the NT police” and wants to see to see the body camera evidence • Reports that the dead man was on parole were in error.

Top secret 'master plan'

 

 

There are apparently multi million dollar plans for the top end of the Mall but the public is getting the mushroom treatment. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Vast electorates, poor participation in our democracy

 

 

While the NT accounts for less than 1% of the national roll we account for over 5% of the electors not enrolled, says the NT Electoral Commission. That and the sheer size of remote electorates raise questions about the functioning of our political system.

Australia’s medical researchers in Centre for rural health

 

 

This is the birthing of a new health research ecosystem in regional Australia writes Professor Brigid Heywood (pictured), University of New England Vice-Chancellor.

Cattlemen ask: Where's our drought aid?

Working group needed to "refine priorities."

Town Council: New dawn for transparency

 

 

Robert Jennings (centre), the Town Council's new broom, is sweeping  up behind the closed doors where the heavy stuff has been routinely dealt with "in confidential" and away from public scrutiny. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Government grant for Todd Tavern, Alice Plaza development

UPDATE 11.50am November 8: Owners of Todd Tavern land, building not consulted by the government nor the lessees about any development.

 

Plans were apparently delayed or scrapped following the town council's rejection of Anzac Oval as a site for the national Aboriginal art gallery. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 6am November 8: The general manager of the Todd Tavern says its plans are confidential.

 

UPDATE 5.15pm November 8: The Master Plan for Alice Springs Plaza and Todd Tavern has been shared with the Northern Territory Government and was completed as per the funding grant agreement. The contents of the Master Plan are commercial in confidence and cannot be shared at this time. Department of the Chief Minister.

 

UPDATE 7.10 pm November 8: Statement by Councillor Eli Melky.

Now that the Rock can't be climbed, visiting it will cost more

 

 

 

While you can't climb The Rock any more, the fees to enter the national park will climb – a lot. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Handbag snatched

 

 

A 26-year-old woman was at a café in the Todd Mall this morning when her handbag was stolen by an unknown youth who then fled from the location. The handbag was subsequently recovered.

Areyonga students graduate from Year 12 at Unity College

 
 

Four students from Areyonga have graduated from Year 12 at the Unity College at Murray Bridge, South Australia. Pictured from left are Tarna Andrews (Areyonga Teacher), students Jimmy (Mick) Doolan, Selinda Hopkins, Claudia Coulthard, Christopher Doolan and Jonty Fernando (Areyonga School Principal).

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