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Batchelor Institute in turmoil: Leak

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A leaked Batchelor Institute memo raises fears about job losses and its reputation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Students pictured at a graduation ceremony in Alice Springs three years ago.

 

Surprising conservative on council: Jacinta Price

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This confident, articulate and talented woman on the national stage has taken a low profile in the Town Council and consistently aligned herself with the conservative block. She speaks about why with KIERAN FINNANE.

Aussies beat Yanks in Americas Cup. Vikings scare.

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The Henley on Todd is heading for 100 in 44 years' time with its outback cheek fully intact. Story and video by ERWIN CHLANDA explain why.

 

Henley-on-Todd: day of the kids, big and small

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The annual madcap caper in the Todd River, Henley-on-Todd, has kicked off with its nautically-themed parade; extra dash has been added by local children, coached in schools by artists – More PICTURES inside .

‘Do you mind if I speak to you?’

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"He stands in the mall, an oddly striking figure. Held between fine fingers that protrude from fingerless grey woollen gloves is a silver harmonica. The man is playing." HOWARD GOLDENBERG stops to listen, then has a conversation with this familiar figure around Alice Springs.

Unpredictable, unaligned and undaunted: Cr Eli Melky

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Alone among the candidates handing out how-to-votes, Councillor Eli Melky has not allocated preferences. His rivals have and they’re mostly putting him well down the list. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

How to vote cards point to totally new council

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Greens to rule, even current deputy mayor would miss out, if preferences are taken as a guide. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. See inside for links to our coverage of the campaign to date. 

 

Higgins doubts Gunner's more cops promise

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Gunner is 119  short of his promise for 120 extra cops, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured).

 

BDR lite to start on Saturday

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"Early scanning" won't nab banned drinkers until September 1 but in some "communities" including Alice you'll have to show ID to buy take-away booze and the system will spotlight people on court orders.  PHOTO: Barman Ryan at the Gapview take-away with a scanner similar to the ones mothballed by the Giles government.

 

Walking, writing between frontier and home

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Alice Springs journalist Glenn Morrison in two recently published books challenges the idea of ‘the frontier’ as a way of thinking about Central Australia, for getting in the way of settler Australians being able to reimagine The Centre as home, a place of intercultural exchange and emergent hybrid culture. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

Flood report a trickle, not a banker

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In a year and a half of the government-appointed flood mitigation committee (pictured), which has the two mayoral candidates as members, not a single practical measure has been put in place to protect Alice from partial devastation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Cops at bottle shops must stay: Lambley

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The Banned Drinkers Register can't do it on its own, writes Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen.

 

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