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Present pollies not a patch on past




Past politicians' standards of behaviour and intellect were far superior to anything we see today, and their achievements vastly more outstanding, writes ALEX NELSON. PHOTO by him: Former Senator Bernie Kilgariff.


Third rapist of European tourists: 15-page criminal history at age 20

Bruce Impu, the third offender, pleaded guilty today to his part in the rape of two European tourists in May 2012. At the age of just 20 he has a 15-page criminal history. KIERAN FINNANE reports from the Supreme Court.

Current political upheaval mirrors the past



One fact that stands out from all the controversy swirling around Territory politics at present is just how closely it echoes the events of a quarter century ago that almost unravelled the CLP in the 1980s. ALEX NELSON comments. He is pictured when he was chosen as the CLP Member of the Year in August 1990.

A tuneful tick off Dave’s bucket list




Liverpudlian Dave Oakes (pictured) ended up in the Alice when his wife convinced him to turn left at Threeways "just to have a look" because she thought Alice Springs sounded romantic. ANDREA JOHNSTON reports.


Now you see it, now you don't




A sign erected yesterday telling people they will be prosecuted if they enter into the popular Ilparpa claypans area didn't last long. It was gone this morning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Deputy Administrator Pat Miller gave herself legal aid loan


Members of the same family, including former CEO and Deputy to the Territory Administrator Pat Miller, have given themselves and each other loans from funds of the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

John Bell still seeking a 'sorry' from de Castella




Issues between him and Rob de Castella in the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010 will be heard in the ACT Supreme Court on March 30,writes Alice Springs sports identity, John Bell.


Tiny minority runs Rock, 'working' towards closing climb


The Abbott Government leaves unchallenged the Ayers Rock (Uluru) park management plan, approved by Peter Garrett, despite its flaws. When the climb is closed permanently, as it is planned, will the sunset be enough? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Competitive tendering wasting 'closing the gap' money




There is progress in health but education outcomes are poor, writes Donna Ah Chee, Congress CEO (pictured).


Prof Gerritsen in Alison Anderson's cheer squad: Bess Price's husband after the coup




The Stuart MLA's husband and self-confessed biggest fan, DAVE PRICE (pictured), discloses his wife's role in last week's CLP upheaval and lets fly against prominent Charles Darwin University professor, Rolf Gerritsen.


14th reshuffle: Tollner back in 'nest of vipers'




CLP chaos and dysfunction continues in the wake of yet another CLP Minister moving to the backbench - sparking the 14th Cabinet reshuffle in just two and a half years, writes Natasha Fyles (pictured), Shadow Minister for Government Accountability.


Jazz greats to play in Hermannsburg




Hermannsburg is likely to be one of the venues for the "biggest jazz and blues festival in the world" featuring James Morrison (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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