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Issue 4

CDU oval a public place no longer

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A fence and CCTV costing a quarter of a million dollars continue measures around town to restrict public access to sport and recreation grounds of schools because of vandalism and anti-social behaviour. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Call for help with roads disaster

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His bush council needs $50m to bring roads up to scratch following disastrous rains early this year, writes Adrian Dixon, President of the Central Desert Regional Council.

 

Government to pay $30m plus in rent for court

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It amounts to three times the initial government estimate, plus $3m for fit-out. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

NT-SA agreement hardly historic

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There have been several agreements and the links between the Northern Territory and South Australia are many and varied, including the railway developments. COMMENT by ALEX NELSON. 

 

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. 

 

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