Saturday, October 31, 2020

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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.

 

They must be joking!

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No, it’s not an Easter bunny gone astray from a nearby shopping centre. It's ‘public art’ and it’s staying, marking the entrance to the reopened thoroughfare which provides the main access to the new Supreme Court building.  Comment by KIERAN FINNANE. 

Crime, vandalism huge worry for business

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Chamber of Commerce survey amplifies distrust in law and order responses. Break-ins and thefts discourage investment. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: A pointed example of vandalism, as reported by the ABC.

Banned drinkers actions faster, tougher

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Banned Drinkers Register: Secondary supply will be a crime, says Mr Gunner (at left). Why is it taking so long, asks Ms Finocchiaro (at right). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Council gets roasting on pool delays and sugar ban

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Why doesn't council use local skill and labour to get the job done, asked a fed up Judith Dona, who also attacked their 'nanny state' approach to canteen food. Meanwhile council looks set to improve on the entry to the mall, at present cluttered by unwelcoming 'NO' signs. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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