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Issue 5

Council code of conduct questions not answered in public

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Mayor Damien Ryan blocked an attempt by the Alice Springs News Online at last night's council meeting to cast light on reports – still undenied – that there are code of conduct disciplinary actions in progress against some councillors. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Alice among nine cities on pilot academy shortlist

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Uncongested airspace, lots of clear weather days and infrastructure to support and accommodate up to 100 students in the first year of operation should put Alice well into the running.

Pine Gap's new role as a war fighting command centre

2551 John Blaxland SMHalf a century ago the space base was put near Alice Springs because hostile powers could be prevented from putting receivers near it, and hack into the broad communication beams coming down from space. These signals are now finely targeted and can even travel from satellite to satellite. But now the facility has become a node in a global network of command centres, says defence expert John Blaxland (pictured), who was at the Developing Northern Australia conference in Alice Springs this week.

 

UPDATE 12:15pm

Northern development is getting cracking – slowly

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Defence and minerals will drive the economy of the nation’s top end, and the locals gear up to get a slice of the action. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the Developing Northern Australia conference in Alice Springs.

Department, council mum on code of conduct questions

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The department’s response seems to go against the spirit of transparency in the Local Government Act. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Turn rock-throwing into backflips: how community can help

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Rather than go into competition with what is already operating – such as a brand new youth drop-in centre at Brown Street – the 24/7 THIS WAY  youth centre initiative should work out where the gaps are and how best it can contribute to bridging them, argues youth worker RAINER CHLANDA.

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