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How did Alice Springs respond to the 1967 referendum?

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An interesting small exhibition at The Residency in Parsons Street draws attention to the fact that we don’t really know. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

The Centre should be a major player in the power game

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India is developing a massive thorium (contained in monazite, pictured) / nuclear waste / molten salt electricity facility capable of powering the whole of Australia from a single source and you are standing and living in the country which has the largest thorium resource in the world, with much of it just behind the Aileron roadhouse! But we are spending $75m upgrading obsolete technology, writes Trevor Shiell.

 

'Historic agreement to strengthen SA-NT bond'

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The two administrations will focus on transport infrastructure, international trade, tourism and disadvantaged children, say Chief Minister Michael Gunner (at right) and Premier Jay Weatherill (at left). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Advocate: Getting it wrong on their big day

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Cheap shot at the Alice Springs News Online editor.

 

NT Writers Festival salutes the 'lifelines that join and cross'

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"This is what the world aspires to have,” said Abe Nouk,  Sudanese-born now Australian spoken word artist, one of the festival's guests. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Greens on Pine Gap: Move towards non-aligned foreign policy

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Greens Leader Richard Di Natale (pictured), in The Centre for his party's national conference, speaks with ERWIN CHLANDA about the US spy base in Alice Springs and what he regards as the shortcomings of public services for Indigenous people.

 

A long lunch for a good cause

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The sun shone and so did the Mall, as a great entertainment venue, when the Hamilton Downs Youth Camp, with help from a lot of friends, staged its annual fundraiser. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Slow gains on exploding youth crime

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Dealing with bail breaches is still a work in progress as ram raids are mounted and kids are playing chicken with cars on the highway. Minister Dale Wakefield speaks with ERWIN CHLANDA. 

 

'Inheritors of our ancestors’ voices': writers festival opens

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Writers take their inspiration from the theme of "crossings" – two roads meeting that “neither block nor erase one another but travel together”. KIERAN FINNANE  reports.

PM's Alice office 'downsizes' to Supreme Court building

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As a downsizing, the relocation will save the taxpayer, says a spokesperson. Meanwhile a little sandwich board has made its appearance out front of the brand new building, to show people where to go in. ERWIN CHLANDA and KIERAN FINNANE report.

Cattle prices high again at today's Alice auction

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Bullocks went for up to $1600 a head, says stock agent Jock McPherson. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Donations to Salvos stay in town – and then some

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The Red Shield appeal is the Salvation Army's big fundraiser, says Captain McGifford pictured with salesperson Letetia Berends in the Thrift Shop this morning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

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