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A touch of light: the colony

By MIKE GILLAM Photo © Mike Gillam In the late 1980s I visited Watarrka in the George Gill Range, a soon to be gazetted National Park,...

Minister's blinkered view of US fracking sites

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If the Gunner Government will be basing its fracking regulations on what Mines and Energy Minister Vowles brought back from a fact finding mission in the USA, Territorians should be alarmed. If this is world’s best practice regulation, then it shows that regulation is incapable of preventing harm, writes Lauren Mellor from Frack-free NT.

Memo Club for 24/7 youth centre?

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It is suitable and close enough to the CBD, says promoter Steve Brown. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Martin Luther King III 'disheartened' by what he saw in Alice

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“You being here ... honours our struggle, it bears witness to our truth, it gives rise to our voice.” At today's moving Reconciliation Week gathering William Tilmouth thanked Martin Luther King III for his visit to Alice Springs, before both men, like the women before them, spoke of the challenging situation in The Centre. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Mr King is pictured receiving flowers of welcome.

Cemeteries could be turned into parks

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New legislation will allow for modern methods for the disposal of human remains and applications to use closed cemeteries as parkland. KIERAN FINNANE reports from the Town Council meeting.

A big drought would kill buffel, too

p2310-buffel-2-SM2544 Des Nelson 1 SMIn the big drought: "The stocked areas of the Todd River station had been denuded to such an extent that the Hereford cattle were climbing high into the hills searching for feed, or, as told to me by the station owner Sandy Pye, walked out as far as 22km from a watering point, looking for feed." DES NELSON (pictured) recollects. AT LEFT: Buffel thriving.

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.

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