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Issue 7

Certainty for remote homelands in the NT

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Claims that the Federal Government wants to close some communities in the NT are wrong and nothing more than deliberate scare-mongering, writes Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs (pictured).

 

Opposition outrage over tender going east

A well placed barb ... but read on!

Council parks – what opportunities?

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Reinvesting Alice parks as community hubs and shared spaces was one of the issues that originally motivated me to stand as a Councillor, writes Chansey Paech (pictured).

 

Will the NT also stop funding outstations?

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Federal Government and the CLP will walk away from continuing to fund outstations and remote bush communities, writes Opposition Leader Michael Gunner (pictured).

 

Chandler explains why outside company got $30m tender

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Minister for Infrastructure, Peter Chandler (pictured), has explained why a $29.6m Alice Springs hospital tender has been awarded by the NT Government to Sydney firm Lahey Constructions Pty Ltd instead of a local company. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Melanka: 8 storeys done deal, but still questions

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The topic most people at this morning's Melanka hearing wanted to talk about wasn't on the agenda of the Development Consent Authority: The eight storeys. But quite a few other points were raised by about 20 "submittors". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Looking for love and meaning on the road

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The “poetry and song of the road” is the stuff of Russell Guy's novel Dry Crossing for its first thirteen chapters. KIERAN FINNANE  reviews.

 

Furore over hospital tender

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Builders in Alice Springs are incensed about the NT Government letting a tender worth $30m for work on the hospital to a company that has apparently no presence in the town. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Budget to encourage new businesses in Alice – Chamber

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Budget measures will be particularly well received in regional Northern Territory where unemployment is at its highest and job opportunities are limited, says Chamber of Commerce EO Kay Eade (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Budget boost for northern development: Giles

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The Territory Government has welcomed the down-payment in the Budget on the development of a sustainable Northern Australia with the creation of a multi-billion dollar concessional loan scheme for infrastructure, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles.

 

Rowley Hill's family says thank you

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Rowley Hill's family – Richard, Jane, Samual, Asta and Jasmine – would like to thank the wonderful community of Alice Springs and beyond, for your love, support and overwhelming generosity since we lost our Rowley in the Todd River the evening of 8 January, 2015.

Bonding on a tough trek in magnificent country

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Out there company hierarchy doesn't count for anything. We were all equals. Some very junior staff were leading executives: Bonding, Larapinta Trail style. ERWIN CHLANDA talked to the trekkers.

 

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