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Necks tucked in on Racial Discrimination Act

p2128-Race-post-frThe culture divide on the Town Council was clear last night when the majority voted down Councillor Chansey Paech’s motion on the Federal Government’s mooted changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Culture, people appealed to event organiser

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The range of activities available and "the diversity of cultures and people" were what Vanessa Fleming-Baillie (pictured) found very appealing in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

30,000 Territorians not on the electoral roll

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

According to ABS estimated population figures there are about 30,000 Territorians who are not on the electoral roll, writes Iain Loganathan, NT Electoral Commissioner.

 

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: Unhappy with TV interview about Harold Liddle and Wanting to help accident victims.

 

Buffel, the canetoad of the plant world

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Is buffel the botanical canetoad, only worse? Will it displace our iconic wildflowers such as the perennial daisy (pictured)? That's the question PETER LATZ is raising. Central Australia's most prominent botanist, widely published, gives a troubling account of short-sightedness and government incompetence – and a glimmer of hope.

Carbon farming for Top End, not The Centre as yet

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The national headoffice of the Aboriginal Carbon Fund (ACF) is located in Alice Springs but benefits from the initiative to The Centre are some way off. The main method for making money through carbon farming is savannah burning but at the moment there is no corresponding scheme for rangelands. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PLEASE NOTE changes to this post made at 11am on Wednesday, July 16.

Government shifts from media minding to media monstering

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PHOTO: Business event planners from around Australia taking part in a mini Henley on Todd organised by Rotary competing in bottomless boats against the Drum Atweme kids on a glorious winter's day at the famous Telegraph Station. (Redacted.)

White Gums: new plans for rural suburb

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The Brown family at White Gums, in the south-western corner of the Alice Springs municipality, is having its fourth shot at an ambitions real estate development. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Super Raelene Bros' Revolution Day has come

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In a sweltering 40 degree January the unique  acoustic dance hall duo Super Raelene Bros (aka Basil and Derek Schild) laid down their first full-length album – 10 tracks – in the Redhouse rammed-earth studio in Old Eastside, Alice Springs.  Now it’s ready for launching, at Monte’s Lounge on July 19. LIAM CAMPBELL has been listening.

Young people in Alice Springs: pawns in political games?

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Youth advocates are saying the latest round of cuts to youth programs at the beginning of the year are now being felt on the ground. RACHEL McFADDEN reports. PHOTO: Youth activities arranged by police at town camps during the school holidays. SEE update at the bottom of the FULL STORY page.

 

ABC story celebrates NAIDOC Week by omissions

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An ABC TV report last night about activist Geoff Shaw (image at left from ABC footage), and in connection with NAIDOC Week, was devoid of balance and unfairly dumped on Alice Springs. This is an issue in the public interest, comments ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Alice Show: top attractions go up in smoke

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No smoking rules at the Show led to the cancellation of the annual fixture's most spectacular events, the rodeo, the campdraft and the bronco branding. Meanwhile, exhibits in some of the sections looked a treat. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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