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Cabinet: Bess Price gains housing, Tollner back




Bess Price (Stuart, pictured) has gained housing as a new portfolio in the reshuffle announced by Chief Minister Adam Giles a short while ago. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


$5m road bill for bush council (updated)




UPDATED: Fixing up the Nirripy road alone will cost the Central Desert Regional Council $3m and it estimates at $5m the total cost to repair its 1700 km connecting roads damaged by recent rains.


Council to build a cemetery chapel





A design for a non-denominational chapel in the grounds of the Alice Springs Cemetery was put before the Town Council for approval last night.

Conlan resigns from the front bench



Apart from embattled Chief Minister Adam Giles, Bess Price (Stuart) is the only front bencher in Central Australia after the resignation this morning from all his ministries by Matt Conlan (Greatorex, pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Council should get ethical with its $25m investments



The Town Council should take a look at divesting from the Big Four banks for environmental and ethical reasons, says Councillor Jade Kundrenko. They should do no such thing, counters Cr Eli Melky, as only the Big Four are underpinned by the Federal Government in times of crisis. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 



Police rejects apology from Giles




The Police Association is disappointed with the Chief Minister’s half-hearted apology delivered during a press conference yesterday, writes Vince Kelly (pictured), President of the Northern Territory Police Association.


Legal aid funding cuts 'false economy'




The Aboriginal legal aid service in Alice Springs (CAALAS) is facing a funding cut of 40% over three years as the Territory Chief Justice (pictured) says such savings are a "false economy". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


CLP fiasco: Now Oz is laughing about us, not with us




CDU professor Rolf Gerritsen (pictured) looks at a tumultuous week when a handful of CLP politicians were prepared to destroy the Territory's elected government if Adam Giles could not remain Chief Minister. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Peter Latz: The adventure of my life




"Assessing our water stocks, Dave and I realised that we only had enough for reduced rations that night and the next morning. If we didn’t get to water the next day we would be in deep shit." Author and botanist PETER LATZ continues his account if adventures in the bush with traditional owners.


Stars in the making




Performance artist Melissa Kerl has an answer for parents wanting an outlet for their children’s acting talents. ANDREA JOHNSTON reports.


Would be political assassin's past with the police

Two investigations found Mr Westra van Holthe had acted wrongly as a policeman. Now he is member of a Cabinet that effectively ended the career of the Territory's highest ranking police officer, on the basis of UNPROVEN accusations of unlawful actions, writes Bruce Francais, of Katherine.

Giles, van Holthe, police: The goose, the gander



The bitter row between the police and Chief Minister Adam Giles is exacerbated by his arch foe turned deputy now stonewalling questions over allegations similar to those that have forced ex-police commissioner John McRoberts to resign: Interference in an inquiry. By ERWIN CHLANDA. PHOTO: Government mugshot of Mr Westra van Holthe, all smiles.

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