Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Visitor robbed and bashed, but footy crowd behaved

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A 21-year-old visitor was robbed and bashed from behind this morning, allegedly by three males of Aboriginal appearance. On a lighter note, local police are on the beat on a novel way of transport.

 

Tender rules: Swap 'Indigenous' with 'local'

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The NT Government's Indigenous employment policy will cause a quantum leap in racism and division.

 

No rape jokes for Araluen, please

Jim Jefferies, to perform at Araluen, is known for his misogynistic rants and rape jokes, writes Margaret Carew.

Chamber says 'no' to race based tender rules

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Government's race-based tendering requirements cannot be justified, says Kay Eade (pictured), CEO of the Alice Springs Chamber of Commerce. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Race rules in NT government tenders draw fire

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Companies expecting to win tenders for Territory Government work now will need to have staff that is 30% or 40% Indigenous, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.

Fest to honour late rock hero Rowley Hill

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Blacken the Globe will Rock for Rowley. RAINER CHLANDA reports.

 

First Outback Way seal may go further

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The first seal of the Outback Way, which traverses Australia east-west through Alice Springs, may be longer than the Federal Government is bartering for. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Virgin new link to Centre for overseas tourists

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Chief Minister is betting a bottle of Grange that Virgin will bring about cheaper air travel to The Centre. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Airport firies stage a watery welcome for the Virgin inaugural flight today.

 

Ice – it's worse than any of us realise

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This is a girl before and after becoming addicted to ice.

 

Water for growth doubted in govt draft

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There seems to be little spare water for uses other than supplying the town, at its present rate of consumption, according to the NT Government's Draft Alice Springs Water Allocation Plan 2013-2018. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Ali Curung watermelon plantation some 400 km north of Alice Springs – should horticulture draw water from the Amadeus basin?

Town inured to Aboriginal violence: lawyer

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The public of Alice Springs is both inured to violence in Aboriginal society, because of its frequency, and afraid of speaking out about it, lest this is interpreted as being racist. So says Russell Goldflam (pictured), president of the Criminal Lawyers Association, commenting on the current debate about the alleged rape of an Aboriginal nine year old girl in an Alice Springs town camp. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

How ice began to ruin my life: former addict

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A recovering ice addict in Alice Springs tells ANDREA JOHNSTON how she got hook on the drug now widely considered the most vicious drug on the illicit market. Photo courtesy police.

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