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Alice CLP branch solidly behind Giles government




The CLP branch will send a "please explain" to ex-front bencher Robyn Lambley (Araluen), asking for an account of her role in the failed coup attempt on Monday, says branch president Jenni Lillis (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Katherine needs an independent, not van Holthe

The Member for Katherine, Willem Westra van Holthe, has consistently put his party's interests, and hence his own personal interests, ahead of Katherine's and those of his constituents, writes Bruce Francais, of Katherine.

Police Association calls on Giles to show the evidence




We call on the Chief Minister to substantiate his claims about an unnamed senior police officer, writes Vince Kelly, NT Police Association President (pictured).


Alice in spin land



Born again Chief Minister Adam Giles may be dismissing yesterday's outrageous events as a bit of a tiff in an otherwise happy family, but the long knives in the CLP are far from sheathed. PHOTO: Mr Giles and Mr van Holthe in an ABC TV news broadcasts whose presenters displayed amazement at the events. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Government money for young people




The Government is set to invest an additional $4.2 million to support youth services across the Territory, write Chief Minister Adam Giles (pictured), and Peter Styles (Minister for Young Territorians).


Opposition calls for general election




A general election to end the dysfunctional CLP circus is needed, writes Delia Lawrie, Leader of the Opposition.


We don't publish rumours. This is an exception.

A week is a long time in government? Try one hour.

Yuemdumu community sticking together after alleged murder

Police have charged two men, aged 16 and 18, over the death of 53-year-old pool manager Jupurrula Berry in Yuendumu last Thursday, but an elder has denied media reports that locals are fleeing the community in fear of further violence.

Giles dumping terrible mistake – Alice Springs CLP




"They have made a terrible mistake," says president of the Alice Springs CLP branch, Jenny Lillis, about the dumping of Chief Minister Adam Giles, replaced by Willem Westra van Holthe (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Patricia Miller accepts retirement as of two days ago




Patricia Miller (pictured) has accepted her retirement as the CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS) as having come into effect two days ago – January 31. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.


Back to the Tanami, with Engineer Jack



"After supper several Aborigines stepped apart from us and ‘talked to the country’– this involved them spreading their arms and loudly exclaiming with statements like, 'Hullo country – sorry we have been away so long – it’s so good to be back'.  A most enlightening custom and one I have since taken up myself." Author and botanist PETER LATZ continues his account of adventures in the bush with traditional owners.


Bittersweet truth about sugar in film fest opener




Discover the bittersweet truth about sugar in the first documentary by Australian actor Damon Gameau, of Underbelly and Love My Way fame, which will open the Travelling Film festival in Alice Springs.

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