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Issue 25

Council resignations and surprising alliances

 

Councillors Marli Banks and Catherine Satour, both contesting the upcoming NT election, have given notice their resignations from council, effective July 9. And a surprising alliance formed to support the renaming of Willshire Street. 

UPDATED with full report by KIERAN FINNANE 30 June 2020, 11.16am.

$3m compensation for ‘reckless, unjustifiable’ export ban

 

 

Federal Court decision today may spark hundreds of claims, says Cattlemen's Association CEO Ashley Manicaros. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Deloitte to close Alice Springs office

 

 

The majority of staff in Alice Springs offered redeployment opportunities to our Darwin office, says the company. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Jazz for Kangaroo Island bushfire appeal

 

 

Local jazz musicians Peter (pictured) and Nicola Gilham will play, together with three other musicians to raise funds for the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Appeal, supporting the work of the Bush Church Aid Society.

Step forward towards rare earths project north of Alice

 

 

Subject to raising finance and approval of its mining management plan, Arafura hopes to start work on construction at the site in 2021, says Arafura managing director, Gavin Lockyer. IMAGE from Arafura's website illustrating rare earths use in car engine.

Gunner’s rule: Economic cracks widen, accountability vanishes

 

"Further evidence of problems with accountability and transparency emerged in September 2018 when it was disclosed that a report by the Auditor-General found that the government had handed out billions of dollars in grants without proper record keeping and without a government-wide oversight procedure in place." Part Three of an analysis by DON FULLER. Photo: The public left in the dark over the government's spend on the Donghai Airlines deal.

Federation Party announces candidates: more councillors joining the fray

 

 

Catherine Satour will stand in the seat of Namatjira and Marli Banks in Braitling. That brings to five the members of council with a declared party interest in the Territory election, with four actually contesting seats.

Zachary Rolfe prosecution: possible hearing in September

 

 

Mr Rolfe appeared by video link from Canberra. Outside the court in Alice Springs, Ned Hargraves, chair of the Warlpiri Parumpurru Committee, continued to call for Mr Rolfe's bail to be revoked – Indigenous people "don’t get that chance". KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

Bush problems? Nothing they can’t handle.

 

 

Bush mother Tiani Cook's group, Horses for Courses, on a week-long trek traversing the magnificent West MacDonnells in October, will learn to overcome adversity and develop resilience in a safe space. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Stuart statue should have King Charley as opposite

 

 

Back in 2015 many people were opposed to yet another celebration of John McDouall Stuart, this figure of colonial history. Now there is an even greater aversion to the constant claiming of time and space by white culture; as well as a desire for truth-telling and to commemorate the unsung Indigenous heroes of our nation, write Joel Liddle Perrurle, Jason Gibson and Myfany Turpin.

A look at what’s wrong with our Parliament

 

 

A painstaking investigation by ICAC Commissioner Ken Fleming (at right) raises fundamental questions about the "principles of integrity, honesty, accountability, responsibility and public interest" that the Speaker of the NT Legislative Assembly is meant to apply to the office, as Kezia Purick (at left) resigns. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Territory Alliance to ‘lock the gate’ on fracking

 

 

 

The Territory Alliance, if elected, will ban fracking in the Northern Territory due to widespread community concern and the unviable economic case of this controversial practice, writes TA Leader Terry Mills (pictured).

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