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Issue 39

Jobs, cash, debt, gas, solar and the world: Where to, Alice?

By ERWIN CHLANDA If the Territory's mammoth debt under our Labor government is keeping you awake at night, consider this: “It would now be damaging...

Reshuffle: Giles takes tourism, health to Elferink

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Robyn Lambley (at left) is switching from health to corrections and Adam Giles is taking over the crucial tourism portfolio from Matt Conlan in yesterday's cabinet re-shuffle. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

What he said about the rape, murder of which he was convicted

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The Central Land Council says in an obituary about a former chairman, Kwementyaye Stuart (pictured), that "he always maintained he did not commit" the rape and murder of nine-year-old Mary Hattam near Ceduna in December 1958. This is incorrect. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Alice: Little town with lots of brains

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Alice Springs is a significant base for science. For a town of our size there exists a cadre of scientists and scientific institutions of unusual number and influence – indeed, no other small, regional community in the nation possesses such a concentration of effort. By STEVE MORTON.

 

Big projects: Done deals and wriggle room

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The aftermath of the TIO sale has put big money in play, and there’s nothing like the whiff of big money to get hands in the air. The call is for sensible, sustainable infrastructure to form the NT’s future, and what have we heard so far?

Escapee recaptured

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Alice Springs police have recaptured 22-year-old escapee Andreas Bush. See story update.

 

 

Education funding doesn't add up: COGSO

Our schools are not better off under the global budget allocations, as promised by the Minister of Education Peter Chandler writes Gerard Reid, President NT COGSO.

Full steam ahead on gas while tourism languishes

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While Adam Giles is gambling our money on resource ventures, his government's massively funded tourism promoter has little more to offer than poolside cocktails. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Being a cowboy: not all it’s made out to be

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Mount Riddock Station, 100 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs was one of the first cattle properties in Central Australia. In 1959 I was headed there for a job as a ringer. PETER LATZ, botanist, author, continues his recall of adventures in the bush and with traditional owners. Mr Latz, at left in the photo, is pictured with TV personality  Costa Georgiadis.

 

A new railway station, hotel in Whittaker Street?

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Chief Minister Adam Giles is looking for expressions of interest to build a commercial complex in Whittaker Street that may include a new railway station and a hotel.

 

 

Give Alice a thought over the holiday season

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It’s that time of the year when the Alice Springs News Online, over Christmas and New Year, brings you opinion pieces from locals from all walks of life, reflections on all that’s good (and not so good) in our region.

 

UPDATE December 5. Statement from Chief Minister Adam Giles on fracking report.

Giles neglects sign-off for community grants, says Labor

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The chaos and dysfunction in the CLP Government is delaying sign off on important funding agreements, writes Natasha Fyles, Shadow Minister for Government Accountability.

 

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