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Big solar prospects but can the network take it?

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The NT Government's Territory Generation is working on a major deal with community organisation RePower Alice, reports ERWIN CHLANDA. Photo: Members of the group in high spirits.

Dance, lost and found

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"I couldn’t imagine that they would dance in this pot-holed, dusty carpark, but I knew to expect the unexpected. This was a production by Madeleine Krenek and Frankie Snowdon, who, with their collaborators, are carving out a space for a more challenging experience of contemporary dance in The Centre." KIERAN FINNANE reviews The Lost Dance Project.

Uluru Statement: A year later the debate goes on

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"Native title, the race to get funding to run your NGOs, all that stuff has divided our people. The Uluru Statement is a visionary thing. The divisions in our communities have been caused by the government. Therefore they have an obligation to deliver on this one national consensus," says Thomas Mayor, who is taking the original of the controversial manifesto around the country. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.

Buffel grass legacy started under Canberra rule

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"My purpose in providing this information is not to defend CSIRO from suggestions that it was responsible for the spread of buffel grass in central Australia but to illustrate, as Des Nelson did, that the story is much more complex – and interesting – than this," says Margaret Friedel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE May 27 Dr Friedel expands on experiments in The Centre with grasses. She is writing a history of weed invasions in arid Australia.

Problem kids: The whole town must help

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"You can’t stop kids from violent neglected backgrounds with rules, threats of dire consequence or incarceration, an outcome for them that is probably much better than being at home," says Steve Brown (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE May 26, 5.40pm: Steve Brown will be calling a public meeting. See readers' comment box.

'Reduce chaos: police needed at all liquor outlets'

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Neglected kids "commit property and other crimes as they seek food, shelter and attention wherever and however," writes Michael Liddle (pictured), Chairperson of the Central Australian Alcohol Programs Unit.

Sheep live export ban – cattle next?

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The Northern Territory cattle industry should be very concerned. They know they can’t trust Labor, the Greens or the ABC and now they can’t trust the Liberals, writes Braedon Earley (pictured), of the 1 Territory Party.

A day in the life of a cop in Alice

These are unedited media releases from the Alice Springs police today ... When will it ever end?

Booze driven assaults up 30%: Bottlo cops needed

 

 

A town the size of Alice Springs, based on national rates, should see on average one murder every four years and one manslaughter every 40 years. We now apparently have a second homicide in a short space of time, writes Dr. John Boffa (pictured), of the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition (PAAC).

Putting a dollar figure on volunteering

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... but the cheque is not in the mail. ERWIN CHLANDA was among 110 local volunteers, for canapés, drinks and a big thank-you.

'Government's secret decision making'

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Only eight out of 25 MLAs got a say on fracking, writes Bruce Francais (pictured), of Katherine.

Revitalising with $19m car park for Parliament House

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Park for pollies of little benefit for locals, tourists in Darwin, says Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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