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By-election campaign takes the pulse of the town

 

Preference deal jockeying aside, the by-election campaign is a chance to take the pulse of the town mid-term of the current Town Council. On the eve of the vote the Alice Springs News Online asked candidates what they had learned about local concerns and what impression they have taken from the campaign of the mood of the community. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Lively week for alcohol reform movement

 

The alcohol reform movement is moving nationally with a flurry of reports and press statements released in recent days. Let’s take a look at some of them. RUSSELL GUY's Alcohol Watch.

Image: Exposing children to alcohol before birth exposes them to serious harms. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder was the focus of a conference in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Editor injured in hit and run

UPDATED, November 23, 2013: Operation successful ....

 

Alice Springs News Online editor Erwin Chlanda was injured in a hit and run accident on Tuesday night. He was evacuated to Royal Adelaide Hospital yesterday where he will be operated on for a broken femur and pelvis.

Commissioner revises teacher EBA offer

 

 

 

Commissioner for Public Employment, Ken Simpson, today revised his offer for an agreement covering Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) teachers and educators,  give the union an opportunity to secure a pay increase for teachers from 21 November.

The public system is being decimated, say striking teachers

Striking teachers gathered outside Centralian Senior College early this morning to bring their protest against school staffing cuts to the attention of motorists heading to work. They got plenty of honks in support before later joining colleagues in a rally in the town centre. KIERAN FINNANE asked them about the impacts of the proposed cuts, especially in the middle and senior schools. The teachers returned to work this afternoon despite the "lockout" by the Commissioner of Public Employment.

 

Climate: bicycles, umbrellas, stirring placards, fuzzy feeling

It was a lovely morning: The medium-sized crowd had pedalled from the Old Eastside to the council lawns. Some had umbrellas, as had been suggested for the local manifestation of the national Climate Change GetUp Rally yesterday. The clothing was colourful, the placards stirring and the speeches generated that warm, fuzzy feeling in the tummy. ERWIN CHLANDA today spoke with ALEC's Jimmy Cocking, one of the event's organisers.

From Somebody Everybody, with artistry and love

 

Without the love, the artistry might have felt abstract; without the artistry, the love might have felt sentimental. As it was Somebody Everybody, a theatrical performance by the StArts with D ensemble, united both in a deeply satisfying and moving experience. Members of StArts with D are people with disabilities and, as the show reveals, unsuspected depths of ability, writes KIERAN FINNANE. Photos by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Redtails in high-scoring thriller

 

Tiwi Bombers defeated Central Australia by nine points in a high-scoring thriller at TIO Stadium on Saturday in what was arguably the game of the season to date, scoring 22.11 (143) to 20.14 (134).

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