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Protect our icons from fracking: Tourism operators

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Attractions such as Uluru (pictured), the Mataranka Hot Springs and Roper River are largely surrounded by permits for fracking gas fields, say industry leaders.

 

Sitzler closes Alice office: Why the fuss?

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The firm will be back in town when there's more government work, says long time local builder. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO from the Sitzler website: The Australian Federal Police Building in Darwin.

 

Medical training gets shot in the arm

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A boost for getting more doctors into rural areas, writes  Nigel Scullion (pictured)Senator for the NT.

 

Protect NT's 457 visa privileges, says Higgins

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The NT's special workforce needs must be preserved, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins.

 

What will Royal Commission do with Dylan Voller's evidence? 

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How will his allegations be tested  and will the commission make findings about the truth of them? asked NT Solicitor General Sonia Brownhill SC (pictured) who will cross-examine Mr Voller on Thursday. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Arsonists invade town centre

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Vacant Melanka block ablaze. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Six-year-old banned from bush school: Grandmother

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Aboriginal Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion wants bush kids to go to school but the bush school where this kid is meant to be going doesn’t want her, according to members of her family and friends. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 4:35pm

 

Finding home through metal: Blacken Open Air festival

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"The thump of thrashing drums and shrieking guitars exploding from the Gap View Hotel would have been enough to  bring all of the MacDonell Ranges alive!" writes RONJA HONEY MOSS.

Alice Easter 88 years after the altar arrived

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The Catholic Church in Alice Springs, from spiritual outpost to the faith of the movers and shakers, to a multicultural hub. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with parish activist for half a century, Fred Twohig.

Bangtail beats bureaucracy

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Rotary members become traffic controllers to save thousands which now can go to charity. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Geocachers – they're all around us

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More than 500 people are bringing a global pastime to The Alice. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Sonia and David Dougherty on their hunt for small treasures.

 

Milk and honey or fracking battle field?

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Petroleum exploration applications, lodged or granted: Where they are and what that means. A little jigsaw puzzle for the Easter break.ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

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