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Alice Prize unpackers pick a winner




Agreement between unpackers, judges and the public is rare in art prizes: will it be any different at this year’s Alice Prize, opening Friday?

Alice chairs for Venice unveiled at Bondi



The Anerle-aneme chair – a collaboration by Alice Springs based designer Elliat Rich and the Aboriginal owned Centre for Appropriate Technology – was launched at the preview of Australia’s 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale exhibition, held recently at Icebergs, Bondi Beach.

Advocate editor joins Giles staff




The next move in the relationship of the American-owned newspaper with the NT Government. PHOTO: Mr Giles (centre, with candidate Steve Brown) on the front page after tipping off the Advocate ahead of other media about the power station project. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Fracking: More details from Labor on policy




Independent checks of what is best practice of this "frontier industry," mines department not the regulator, funding for community organisations and a stronger EPA, says Gerry McCarthy. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.


Time server Conlan gets government junket to Germany




Why? Because Giles needs his vote so his government doesn't come crashing down? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


1Territory preselects for Stuart past ICPA president




Andi Bracey (pictured), cattle station mum of five, to run in huge Central Australian electorate.


Desert writing to educate the ‘coast-huggers’




Remote is a relative term. Remote from where? For many living in so-called remote communities or lands, their place is the centre. KIERAN FINNANE reviews Desert Writing: Stories from country.

Can you successfully sue a politician? Maybe.




If a volunteer director of a community bank is liable for its conduct, so ought to be public officials for what they do, writes DALTON DUPUY. Photo: The NT Cabinet in June last year.


Alice tourism: slow recovery while Rock booms


In 2014/15 all Alice Springs accommodation houses combined had 506,000 "guest nights occupied," earning $36m. Ayers Rock Resort (pictured), just one operator, had 454,000, earning $51m. What's Alice Springs doing wrong? Should taxpayers pay for the promotion of the interstate-owned resort? ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with Stephen Schwer, the new CEO of Tourism Central Australia.


Todd River: Trees in, buffel out




Green army is mobilised to fight "aggressive colonising" buffel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


New lobby demands more solar, less gas




Modify $75m power station project by reducing the number of engines, group says. Currently 10 are planned, write LOUISE STANLEY and GLENN MARSHALL.


Another one woman campaign for Alice tourism




Tracie Hall's motto is not stay another day, but "with so much to do, stay a week or two!" ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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