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Fake news slap for Alice facebook group

By JULIUS DENNIS The largest Facebook group in Alice Springs, the private "Alice Springs Community Open Forum", has been slapped with a distribution restriction from...

Gas-first government dodging urgent need to act on climate

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The NT Government’s 10 Year Infrastructure Plan is missing the boat in booming large scale renewable energy project construction occurring interstate and the jobs that come with it, writes Harshini Bartlett, from RePower Alice Springs.

Desert Song’s fire burns bright

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With Desert Song  Morris Stuart has created a festival that is a reflection of what it aspires to – a peaceful, just and inclusive world – offering a richly mixed cultural experience in Australia's heartland. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Video by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Gallery should be all set to go

The government should resume the Anzac Oval and get on with building the beneficial attraction that most people believe the gallery would be, writes Kevin Diflo, of Alice Springs.

18 in a car with five seats

The youngest was five months old, report police.

Business group may establish ‘federal’ prison in The Centre

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The Alice Springs Major Business Group will be meeting with the Minister for Home Affairs in Canberra next week, says spokesman Dave Batic (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 1pm: Mr Batic provides the terms of reference for the Alice Springs Major Business Group.

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.

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