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Issue 23

COVID Territory style: Beer and skittles

 

 

Beer in, restrictions out: Just don't ask any questions. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE MAY 12 AT 3:55pm: Reply from COVID Media.

 

UPDATE MAY 13 at 3.10am: Reply from the police.

Paterson stands for Territory Alliance

 

 

The Deputy Mayor (pictured in a charity ride from Alice Springs to Adelaide before public office) joins Mayor in quest for a seat in Parliament.

New Normal recipe from the too hard basket

 

Will the New Normal get a handle on vital projects which governments – Territory and local – have failed to tackle? Some issues, and there are many more, that were raised by Alice Springs News readers over the past quarter century. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Stop spending billions on warfare and put healthcare first

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

On 23 March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for a global ceasefire. We call on the Australian Government to support the UN Secretary General’s call, writes The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN).

Wakefield ready for fight: affirms intention to acquire oval

 

 

 

“The Town Council is not willing to negotiate, so we will acquire the land,” she told the Alice Springs News, following the Town Council resolution to challenge any such move. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Bangtail still here, virtually

 

 

Strutting their stuff on the screen instead of the street: The Rotary Club of Alice Springs wouldn't let COVID spoil the town's fun.

COVID-19 impact on schools abates

Student numbers at Catholic schools slightly above last year. Government school figures to be released on Monday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE May 11 at 12.10pm: Attendance at Northern Territory government schools has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Standoff over Anzac Oval for gallery crescendoes

 

Minister Dale Wakefield may be “ready to pull the trigger” on compulsory acquisition of Anzac Oval to allow the government’s plans for the national Aboriginal art gallery (NAAG) to proceed, but Alice Springs Town Councillors are pushing back.

 

UPDATE, 1.50pm: The Town Council will challenge any attempt by the NT Government to compulsorily acquire Anzac Oval.

PETA: Aussies going vegan 'in droves'

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals challenge cattlemen's statistics.

Gunner Government needs to come clean on debt

 

 

With the debt of $1.8 billion blown out to $6.2 billion predicted this year the Gunner Government only wants to be judged on how the National Cabinet has handled COVID-19 and for us to forget its management before that, writes Opposition Leader Lea Finocchiaro (pictured).

Keep real time fire tracking tool funded: pollies

 

After the devastation of the 2019-20 bushfire season, now is not the time to be leaving funding for fire management programs in the lurch, write politicians including Warren Snowdon MP (at left) and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy.

Mimi's meat comments 'perverse, hysterical'

 

 

Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend the consumption of 65g/day cooked red meat, which is equivalent to 455g a week of cooked red meat as part of a healthy diet because red meat is considered the most important protein source for iron and zinc, writes Ashley Manicaros (pictured), CEO, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association.

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