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Strong visitation and sales for Desert Mob 

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Opening night sales were up by $50,000 on last year’s, with 110 works sold over the weekend, worth $405,070.

A whirlwind of stuff

– Kieran Finnane

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Colonising the Ilparpa claypans. Kieran Finnane visited the ephemeral artist's installation.

NT pipeline to make substantial contribution, says industry

2579 Northern Pipeline SM2579 Clontarf 1 SMMining: The NT pipeline to be a boon for south-east Australia; NT Government formulates gas strategy; Minerals Council to keep up support for Clontarf; but environmentalists in The Centre are concerned about the Titjikala salt mine and hazardous waste storage facility. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Voter banned from Parliamentarian's office

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A place for robust democratic debate? How robust? A one year trespass notice has resulted from one discussion in the electoral office of Katherine MLA Sandra Nelson (at left). Barred from her office: Constituent Bruce Francis (at right). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE September 15, 9am: This is matter for the Member for Katherine, I will not be commenting, says the Speaker, Kezia Purick.

Anzac Oval: Minister won't rule out compulsory acquisition

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"As the Minister for Local Government I am a member of Michael Gunner’s team and we are very much looking forward to siting, to growing and to developing a national Indigenous art gallery," says Gerry McCarthy pictured during a "media event" in Alice Springs this afternoon. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Design tenders called for West Macs cycle trails

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More than 200 kilometres of new trails for riders of all skill levels will link the Alice Springs Desert Park to Glen Helen. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Gallery at Anzac: Council has no position, says Deputy Mayor

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Is the council, having conducted a poll on the issue, obliged to act in line with its result? "We want to work with the government to make sure the gallery happens," says Cr Paterson (at right in the photo, with Cr Jimmy Cocking). He was speaking with ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE: Cr Eli Melky to move a motion for the Town Council to exclude the Anzac Oval site as a location for the gallery.

Anzac Precinct: govt declines to play ball, confusion reigns

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"We need to make a call on the site and move onto the next phase of the project," say Dale Wakefield and Lauren Moss (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Gallery chicken before the egg under Labor: Opposition

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Labor made an announcement, ignored the recommendation of its own advisory committee, botched the consultation process and then called for tenders for a business case a mere three weeks ago, after being in government for two years, writes Gary Higgins (pictured), Leader of the Territory Opposition.

Anzac Oval 'change of use': council gives constituents the brushoff

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"It’s why you come in here to a council meeting, to listen, so we’re aware of all these things that are happening. You just don’t treat people as ... stupid!” Brenda Shields was among those venting their frustration over the Town Council's high-handed actions last night. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

National Aboriginal gallery: Town Council's action clear as mud

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There had been no mention of Anzac Oval and the dismayed public – some 30 to 40 visitors – were told there would be no further debate on  the matter tonight. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

UPDATED 8.11PM, 10 SEPTEMBER 2018.

Government deception clouds gallery debate

2578 Advocate poster 1 SM2578 Advocate poster 2 SMThe bitter debate about the proposed National Aboriginal Art Gallery has long ago crystallised into whether it should be on the Anzac Oval site or not. The council, due to debate the issues in a few minutes, had no trouble understanding that and it formulated its poll accordingly. But the government conflated opposition to the Anzac option with opposition to the gallery, which flawed its "consultation" from the beginning. IMAGES: Read the fine print. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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