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Coniston Massacre remembered

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We draw attention to these tragic events, 90 years after they occurred, by highlighting a series of reports by outstanding historian of The Centre, Dick Kimber. IMAGE: A painting courtesy of National Museum Australia by M. Joseph between 1974 and 1977 when she was a student at Yirara College.

Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership

p2550 ASTC Banks & Ryan SMThe Mayor and the CEO, far from helping council to move on, have  introduced new levels of scrutiny at a time when three councillors are already feeling under demoralising pressure from Codes of Conduct complaints. They also allowed last week’s civic reception of the Prime Minister to be politicised, giving over its organisation, including invitation list, to Senator Nigel Scullion in tandem with Cr Jacinta Price, while council picked up the tab. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

UPDATE, 2.30pm, 15 August 2018: Catering cost and invitation list, including some media, excluding others.

UPDATE, 2.30pm, 16 August 2018:The media section of the Office of the Prime Minister expressed regret to have inadvertently omitted our email address from its media alert.

Thumbs down for dongas depot at Ilparpa

A well informed source is saying the Development Consent Authority has determined to refuse the application for the controversial project.

 

UPDATE 4pm: It's official.

Desert Festival: The CBD will be the stage

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Desert Festival 2018 season to be extended to October 13. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Craig Mathewson's Dusty Feet Dance Collective used Todd Mall locations for his 2013 festival production.

Four councillors walk out of tonight's Town Council meeting

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The action was intended to "push back" at the "fear and misinformation" affecting the current council. Cr Melky invited those councillors affected by Code of Conduct complaints to join him. PHOTO: Councillors Satour and Melky rise to leave the council chamber tonight. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Leaving school: what are the options in Alice if you’ve got a disability?

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Leaving school is a challenging time for any young person, but the future looks more limited when you have a disability, especially if your needs are high. It’s a problem around the country and Alice Springs is no exception. A A number of local schools, government departments, organisations and individuals are working together to try to change that, writes Jonathan Pilbrow. 

NT cops handcuffed, says Opposition Leader

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Police union not in the loop of discussions about budget cuts, says police union president Paul McCue (pictured).

Indigenous gallery: Show me the money!

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The interest repayments on the Territory debt will be more than $10m PER WEEK in 2020/21. For our tiny NT population of just 245,000, this is not sustainable, writes MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley.

Larapinta competitor number keeps growing

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Two and four stage running races in the magnificent West MacDonnells will draw more than 170 entrants.

Kindness and fun all rolled into one

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Young and old meet at the fete, brought to you by volunteers, that can't get any better. ERWIN CHLANDA went for a look and lots of chats.

No 'comprehensive business case' yet for gallery

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No comprehensive business case yet for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery, a spokeswoman for Dale Wakefield (pictured) admits. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Rotary gives Purple House new wheels

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A 2WD hatch and a 4WD dual-cab, both brand new, are replacing a 1959 Morris Minor in the small fleet of Western Desert Dialysis, better known as Purple House. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Purple House staff with local and interstate members of Rotary, which donated the vehicles, during their handover on Friday.

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