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Giles snubs Alice Springs on TIO and flood risk

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Chief Minister Adam Giles has announced the NT Government will commit $50 million to flood mitigation works in Rapid Creek, Katherine and Darwin’s Rural Area if a decision is made to change the ownership of TIO, but he has announced nothing about Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE: Mr Giles released the following statement at 6pm on November 21: “The Territory Government has prepared TIO asset realisation investment strategies right across the Territory, including Alice Springs, which if TIO were to change hands, would be announced at a later date.”

Culture: Alice sells itself short

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There’s not too much evidence around Alice Springs of its character as a place where two very different cultures meet and – in their better moments – aspire to get along.  What matches, for instance, the bicultural breadth of vision expressed in the 33-year-old Coles mural facing Railway Terrace? asks KIERAN FINNANE.

Virgin to fly Adelaide – Alice – Darwin

Virgin Australia begins flights between Alice Springs and Adelaide next year. Today’s announcement follows last month’s news that Virgin will commence flying the Darwin – Alice Springs sector.

Housing boost, with help from the government

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Until recently anyone to get this one right went straight to the top of the class: Who's going to live in the 100-plus or so flats, units and other dwellings under construction now in Alice Springs? The answer is getting easier, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Alice business set to turn global competitor

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Good-bye boneyard, hello aircraft storage facility. Our dry climate, where corrosion is minimal, is crucial and ideal for keeping old planes alive. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Your role in beating a global scourge

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Buying a steak sandwich from a Rotary Club in Alice Springs may put you in the loop of a charity which is spanning the world, stamping out of one its great scourges. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Desert council money push leaves questions open

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Go and get funded for getting on with one-another. That's the objective. And the subtext: If the public purse doesn't cough, up we'll be costing it a great deal more. ERWIN CHLANDA reports on a campaign by the Central Desert Regional Council for funding the Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Program (members pictured).

 

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