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Diversity at the top in council … for next seven weeks

By KIERAN FINNANE For the next seven weeks the Town Council will be headed by by Jamie de Brenni as Mayor and Jimmy Cocking as...

LETTERS: Voice in Parliament, the cost of beer, fibre or rail?

Sir – I wrote the following letter to the secretary of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. Dear Secretary, I wish to make a submission...

A touch of light: deep water, dry river

By MIKE GILLAM All images © Mike Gillam I arrived in the predawn, a crescent moon and Venus standing brightly to the north, above and beyond...

Jailing the poor helps NT manage economy

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The Territory’s rising prison population has served as a long-term mechanism for managing the economy, according to a Charles Darwin University academic Don Zoellner who will speak at a national conference in Alice Springs next week.

In Centre, roads, energy dominate development report

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Improvements of road, rail and natural gas infrastructure in Central Australia are prominent in the final report of the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia tabled by MHR Warren Entsch (pictured) in Federal Parliament yesterday, but under the headings Water Capture and Storage Infrastructure, Aquifer Management and Agricultural Development Schemes, The Centre doesn't rate a mention. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Let the festivals multiply!

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These are the last days of grace before Alice gets frantic with festivals.

Lowest number of August property crimes in four years

Alice Springs Police continue to crack down on property related crime, recording the lowest number of unlawful entries in August for the last four years, writes Leith Phillips, Detective Acting Senior Sergeant.

Tollner rejected, Anderson says Giles phoned PUP

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Palmer United Party leader Alison Anderson says she would not comment about any coalition with Labor before consulting with her two colleagues, Larisa Lee and Francis Xavier Kurrupuwu. She was speaking after Dave Tollner failed last night to regain his position of Deputy Leader. Mr Tollner has gone on a two-week break, leaving the future of the Giles Government in limbo. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill: Unjustified division

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Every Australian, no matter what their origins, should view their flag with pride feeling free to view it, parade it, and even wear it, in the full confidence of belonging, of having that egalitarian right.

 

Changing school holidays? It's a hard one.

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We've been asking Territorians whether or not school holidays could be reconfigured to achieve better outcomes for students, but although a majority want something other than the status quo, there is no clear alternative at this stage, writes Peter Chandler, Minister for Education.

 

Northern development: Alice off to hesitant start

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The Giles government hanging by a thread and the town being far from assertive, northern development is off to a hesitant start. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Alice Mayor Damien Ryan (left) and Chief Minister Adam Giles at Friday's information session in Alice Springs.

 

Native title meeting invalid?

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The Bray family was not acknowledged as a member of Ilpme, one of the three estate groups making up Lhere Artepe (LA), the native title organisation for Alice Springs, at a LA meeting held today, according to a source speaking on condition of not being named. But Russell Bray (whose outstation at 16 Mile is pictured)  says the meeting was "stacked" and invalid. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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