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Opposition of Independents still possible

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Advice from the Solicitor-General refers to “convention and practice rather than law”, says MLA Robyn Lambley, and the situation confronting the 13th Legislative Assembly is anything but conventional. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Independents move to form Opposition

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With the possibility of as many, if not more Independents than Country Liberals in the Territory parliament, the Independents have already begun discussions on forming a coalition to take on the role of Opposition. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Election shock: the person bringing change may well be you

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Symbol of the past four years – the five-storey Supreme Court building, a temple to crime and commercial space that isn't needed, towers over The Residency, part of what the locals and visitors from the world over love about Alice Springs.

CLP: Reform, new party or branch of Liberal Party?

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Soul searching begins as the CLP may be reduced to just three of Parliament's 25 seats. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Dale Wakefield who may unseat Chief Minister Adam Giles, Scotty McConnell who trounced Bess Price in Stuart and Adam Finch, whose preferences got Independent Robyn Lambley over the line in Araluen.

 

Truckies at Alice reunion predict big changes

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Glasses that will keep drivers awake and real-time monitoring from satellites of speed, location and engine temperature – these will help to ensure a long life for road transport, say Industry Icons Gary and Steve Radford. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the National Transport Hall of Fame reunion in Alice Springs.

 

Instagram boost for Kangaroo Sanctuary

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In half a decade, from sleeping rough and back-breaking work, to world fame and running a tourism icon in Alice Springs, now Instagram crowns Kangaroo Dundee's success.

 

Crime: Spin and reality

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Police were told who the bag snatchers are but more than three months after the crime, they still haven't been dealt with. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

NT poll – only one more sleep

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A $10,000 bounty on drug dealers, movies made in the NT, sharp drop in housing approvals, parks to be opened to trailbikes, 4WDs, and wind power beats gas power in our southern neighbour: Food for thought before you vote.

Doubts remain about independent monitoring of fracking

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CLP stance of "leave it to the EPA" falls short of advice from international expert advising the government, Tina Hunter. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

We spend more on debt than under Labor

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The new Darwin prison pushed interest on debt repayments under Giles beyond the level of Labor's in 2011/12. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

The Greens Senator and that four-letter-word: Work.

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Is the solution for the Territory's problems Guaranteed Adequate Income? ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with Greens Senator Rachel Siewert about it and other ideas her party has for Central Australia. PICTURED are Senator Siewert in Alice Springs, with Vince Forrester and Dalton Dupuy (Greens candidates for Namatjira and Braitling, respectively).

Ground-breaking Territory play on the local stage

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Territory writer Mary Anne Butler's play Broken made history when it won this year's Victorian Prize for Literature – a first for a play.  After a sold-out run at the Darwin Festival it has been touring the Territory. KIERAN FINNANE reviews .

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