When the Central Council of the Territory's ruling party meets in Alice Springs tomorrow and Sunday it can expect an ear bashing for its politicians' neglect of the town, while they are hyperventilating over Darwin's new draft master plan signaling the spending of hundreds of millions of dollars. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.PHOTO: While Alice Springs languishes, Darwin is setting itself up to become "the jewel at the top of Australia’s crown," as Chief Minister Adam Giles puts it. Model of potential redevelopment of Frances Bay and its relationship to the Darwin City Centre.
The Alice Plaza (pictured) is struggling for customers and tenants. It's just not working: That pretty well sums up the views of traders in the northern Todd Mall following its refurbishment at the cost of $5m provided by the NT Government. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
There wasn't great deal of money for the Alice Springs Cinema in the Sydney Travelling Film Festival, but a fortune in good experiences, says owner Paul Darvodelsky. Through hosting the festival the cinema has become much more widely known to have a fare beyond "crashes and explosions" – and he's determined to build on that new reputation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: A debrief in the Mall after one of the films.
Immediately upon being elected Leader of the then Opposition, the underestimation of Tony Abbott began. He was dismissed as an unelectable Mad Monk, a misogynist and, in all likelihood, a closet racist. Have look at his record now.
Alice Springs will continue as the alcohol supply centre for an enormous region, assisted by the Coober Pedy ID requirements and to a smaller extent by the Tennant Creek Licensees Accord. ALCOHOL WATCH # 11 by Russell Guy. PHOTO: Confiscated grog, some decanted into soft drink bottles.
Massive costs for traffic control during parades organised by community clubs, and the refusal by both the Town Council and the government to provide substantial relief, were key issues at a small meeting of service club members today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Today's reform of the Territory electricity market is based on two key pillars, including making it more attractive for the private sector to enter the market and provide competitive electricity services to Territorians, writes Dave Tollner (pictured), NT Treasurer.
DES NELSON OAM arrived on Elkedra Station, some 500 kms north-east of Alice Springs, as an 18 year old in 1953. He continues his series of recollections, starting with a droving trip in the autumn of 1954, and detailing his many interesting and at times hilarious experiences with the local Alyawarra stockmen.