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Wearable Namatjira




Transferring delicate visions of the desert landscape in the Namatjira tradition to limited edition silk circle skirts and scarves is the latest innovative project from Ngurratjuta Many Hands artists in partnership with Batchelor Institute. And they are using crowd funding to back the venture.

Youth detention system a failure

The failings of the Territory’s youth detention system under multiple governments were made abundantly clear last week with the release of the Review of the Northern Territory Youth Detention System Report, writes Julie Edwards, CEO of the Jesuit Social Services.

A weapon concealed in knee replacement?

Airport security checks of people with artificial joints are "annoying, time consuming, and totally pointless nonsense," writes Charlie Carter.

The farce of Minister Chandler's Yirara 'assessment'



The two-day "assessment" this week of Yirara College, embroiled in a scandal over rampant student misconduct, was a farce, according to a new source speaking to the Alice Springs News Online and currently employed by the college. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.



IAD may close

A key Central Australian Indigenous education and training organisation may have to close its doors because of cuts to essential funding under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement strategy, writes its CEO.

Sick tree Melanka concern




Arborist Geoff Miers has been asked to report on a sacred tree on the Melanka site.


Faces change. So does Alice's.

Hal Duell Vision



Except for Market Sundays, Bunnings can attract a bigger weekend crowd than Todd Mall. Yeperenye seems to every day.


Alice-designed technology helps community and tourists



Traditional owners have used their rent income from the Finke Gorge National Park to put two mobile phone hotspots, developed by the Centre for Appropriate Technology, along the notorious Boggy Hole access track to the park.


Education Minister in Yirara cover-up




Education Minister Peter Chandler has rejected an offer from two teachers to meet with him in person and give him detailed, first-hand information about problems at Yirara College. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Paddys in Alice have a cause to celebrate




St Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, and in a tradition developed over the last four years a group called "Paddys in Alice" is raising funds for a charity – this year for a very sick little girl. ANDREA JOHNSTON reports.


Land use: poor enforcement of rules


Walk with ERWIN CHLANDA through the thicket of land planning, land use and government administration: You'll get to places that will make you say "what the hell," some will please you, and a few will give you a laugh. PHOTO: The new Kilgariff suburb: Almost all of stage 1A sold or under offer.

Your car's data: Who owns them?

p2221-diagnostic-tool-SMForget metadata and spying governments: When your car gives up the ghost a hundred miles from nowhere, the data you are worried about are those of your vehicle. Right now these are the subject of a major brawl from which the consumer seems set to be emerging victorious. PHOTO: "After-market" car diagnostic tool from China: When you buy a vehicle, should you not receive a genuine one from the manufacturer? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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