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Ongoing discrimination at the library

By KIERAN FINNANE Update, 2 September 2020, 8.45am: An entity associated with the Bahá'í community has been contracted by the Town Council to run a youth...

Coronavirus doesn’t daunt Alice creative community

By JEN STANDISH-WHITE With grateful thanks to the welcoming support of the Alice Springs News, Centred on Arts is back, and we are eager once...

CLC says 'no' to nuke dump




The Central Land Council has all but ruled out a nuclear dump on Aboriginal land it controls – roughly half of the Territory's southern half. A "comprehensive proposal" is missing, says CLC director David Ross.

Where to now for council and Stuart statue?



What should the Alice Springs Town Council do about the clearly expressed wish by Arrernte people associated with Akeyulerre Inc, an Arrernte healing centre on Stuart Terrace, to remove the statue of explorer John McDouall Stuart just across the road? Should they begin by responding to an open letter, addressed to Stuart but forwarded to the Mayor and elected members in the hope of a "very respectful discussion"?  KIERAN FINNANE reports.


MacDonnell communities hope for Territory Tidy Towns win



 UPDATE, October 24, 5.15pm: MacDonnell Regional Council has won in six categories of the awards.

MacDonnell Regional Council’s President, Sid Anderson and CEO, Jeff MacLeod, along with workers from each of their region’s three finalist communities are hoping for a win at tonight’s Territory Tidy Towns awards in Darwin.

Campaign donations: what a mess!

While the NT Electoral Commission is declining to deal with reports from a whistleblower claiming that Chief Minister Adam Giles has failed to declare an election donation worth several thousand dollars, Mr Giles is announcing "a wide-ranging investigation into political donation processes and legislation". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alice bakery to close




Ten jobs are expected to be lost when a local bakery closes down next month. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Gough Whitlam: first Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs




The Aboriginal flag outside the Central Land Council in Alice Springs is flying at half mast today as Central Australian Aboriginal people mourn the passing of Australia’s 21st Prime Minister, Edward Gough Whitlam, write Francis Kelly (Chairman) and David Ross (CEO), of the Central Land Council.

Giles ducks allegations, Electoral Commission refuses probe



Chief Minister Adam Giles has still not confirmed nor denied whether he was given the use of a 4WD (similar to the one pictured) for two months during his 2012 election campaign without declaring this to the NT Electoral Commission. And the commission refuses to probe the allegation although a whistleblower is offering full cooperation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


The light work of many hands




It started with an aesthetic idea – a vision of the loveliness of pinch pots, the simplest of ceramic forms, en masse. It became an idea about community. To get the thousands needed to fill the gallery, ceramicists Suzi Lyon and Mel Robson had to involve other people, writes KIERAN FINNANE.


'Massive swing' against Labor in Casuarina – Giles

Yesterday’s Casuarina by-election saw a massive swing to the Country Liberals and is a huge vote of confidence in the work of the Giles Government, writes Adam Giles, Chief Minister.

Who's angry in Casuarina?

The comment by new Casuarina MLA Lauren Moss "I think people are angry" is odd in view of the a massive 17% swing against her party, writes Petra Browne, of Alice Springs.

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