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Issue 26

Election signs controversy over

 

 

The Town Council has brought its timeframe into line with the NT Government’s, effective 17 July. 

Government finance: The Emperor unveiled

 

 

What lenders are very concerned about is the financial state of the Budget and in particular how much spending is exceeding revenue and how much debt the Territory has, writes Professor DON FULLER in the final part of his series about Northern Territory Budget issues. PHOTO: Treasurer Nicole Manison handing down the Budget in May 2018.

Heading into the Territory again

More than 1000 people crossed into the NT from South Australia at Kulgera, according to a police media release. The total at all borders was 2500.PHOTO: Caravanners heading north across the railway overpass this afternoon, with the West MacDonnells on the horizon.

 

UPDATE July 19: 730 more arrivals by road from South Australia in the 24 hours till 5am Sunday.

 

UPDATE July 20: Total now about 5000.

COVID kindling set to ignite with a single spark

 

 

The serious outbreaks of community transmission of the coronavirus across Victoria and in Sydney make it look increasingly likely that severe restrictions will need to be reimposed in those places, and the Northern Territory needs "hard borders" to hotspots, writes DONNA AH CHEE (pictured) in an Op Ed for the Alice Springs News. She is the CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.

Crime against person up sharply in May

Car thefts down 27% as COVID-19 lock-down was in full swing.

A room, a river, an island, a view

 

 

"In my ears still was the satisfying sound of gravel crunching underfoot, and not just the sound but the connection between the sound and the weight of my body as I stepped around a small parcel of ‘river’ inside a translucent white room." KIERAN FINNANE reviews Gabriel Curtin's show at Watch This Space.

$11m for 1.5km highway but cyclists don’t get lane

 

 

But the cycle club says the dual traffic lanes are OK and cyclists should not be in danger. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Pandemic recovery: Infrastructure or knowledge industries?

Australia’s labour costs make it very difficult to compete in the traditional industries of manufacturing. We should focus on service sectors like tourism and the industries of agriculture and mining, writes Professor DON FULLER in Part 7 of his series.

July 17 COVID-19 questions

 

 

SA border to Alice Springs trip takes three days? Buy food and fuel but not groceries? Submit travel details to authorities 72 hours after entering the Territory? COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Boy killed in quad bike crash

He was not wearing a helmet, police say.

Zoning creates ‘elite’ school, divides community: Hopper

 

"Zones are dividing our community along racial and class lines, creating huge disparities in the educational outcomes of our children and resulting in segregation of our community,” says Kim Hopper, Independent candidate for Braitling and small business owner (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 2.20pm: Minister Uibo says a review of school zones is underway.

Man bites off woman’s thumb: allegation

Assault in community west of Alice Springs sparks manhunt, arrest, says police.

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