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Climate change strains systems for remote living

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Local government and cattle station people are grappling with the fall-out of massive summer rains. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


An invitation to Alice Keith Palmer won't be able to follow

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A link between Alice locals and a tragedy on the other side of the world is a sad reminder that we're living in a global village.


Town gets a say in its economic future as $2b cut hits home

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The $2b shock from Canberra added a sense of urgency for Michael Gunner's economic summit in Alice Springs today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.



UPDATE 2:30pm March 25.


Something's back and Somewhere's different

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After its sell-out inauguration last year,  the international film festival homegrown in Alice will be back in April. Kieran Finnane takes a look at the program.

Parrtjima to cost $2m, half will go interstate

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The NT Government will again spend $2m and half of this will go out of town. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Melanka development break-through: Work starts next week

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Surprising project takes place of ill-fated residential and business complex. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Crime stats up in Alice, through the roof in Tennant

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Crime in several categories are up substantially and the recent summer months were worse than a year before, writes Robyn Lambley, Member for Araluen (pictured).


What next, Lord Adam?




The NT Labor government signed off on honorific titles for Adam Giles (pictured) and Willem Westra van Holthe, writes Bruce Francais of Katherine.


Kadaitchaman makes trouble in juvenile detention

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The process of initiation should be allowed to continue in detention, inmates should be able to attend ceremonies including funerals outside the prison, and psychologists or psychiatrists should be on hand to deal with distress such as being strip searched, according to Associate Professor John Rynne (pictured at the hearing). He gave evidence to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in Alice Springs on Friday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Juvenile detention: Pool sex in Don Dale

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The Royal Commission rakes over the multitude of failures during the Henderson Labor government and its refusal to build fit-for-purpose juvenile detention facilities while spending half a billion dollars on a gaol for adults in to Top End. Former Corrections Minister and current front-bencher Gerry McCarthy (pictured at the hearing) gives evidence in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Grandson and grandmother come before the Royal Commission

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Don't put all Aboriginal kids in the "one box", a detainee's grandmother says. It is assumed her grandson comes from a broken home. Not so. She described a “close family” with both his parents “workers, home buyers”. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Mutitjulu celebrates 'community-driven model' of leasing



Our model keeps decision making in local Aboriginal hands, but also acknowledges the need to build community capacity and strong governance, writes David Ross, Central Land Council director. PHOTO: Income from lease payments will go to projects such as the pool.


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