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.
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 .
"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.
"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.
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.
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.