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In the bush, the Age of Entitlement meets the Asset Test



While your pension may get trimmed if your family home is over a certain value, the conversation about what impact Aboriginal assets should be having on welfare payments is only just beginning. Is there a case for asset testing millions of royalty dollars that are flowing to Aborigines? ERWIN CHLANDA comments. PHOTO: The processing plant at the Granites gold mine on Warlpiri land west of Alice Springs.


Town Council refunds $6080 "speculative" inspection fee




The town council has refunded $6080 in inspection fees it had charged a developer of units (pictured). He calls it "speculative invoicing" and says he had to go to considerable lengths to get his money back. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


‘Paperless’ death in custody shows lack of police accountability

The lack of proper custody records have left police vulnerable when things go wrong, writes Greg Barns, of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

Highrise in Alice: We don't need it




Melanka yes. High rise in Alice Springs no, writes guest commentator PAUL DARVODELKSY.


Man sought in indecent assault investigation




Detectives have released a comfit (pictured) of a man they would like to speak to in relation to an indecent assault in Alice Springs on May 25.


Night patrols to converge on Alice for footy weekend




There's a flurry of activity to avoid a repetition around the weekend's AFL game of the anti-social behaviour that followed the Easter Carnival. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Music from the old country celebrated in the new




What brings the popular musical tradition of Yiddish-speaking peoples from Eastern Europe into a recording studio in Alice Springs? Quite a journey, it turns out, writes KIERAN FINNANE.


Former St Philip’s student gets prestigious scholarship




Alice Springs student Nina Miers (pictured) gets $60,000 C. A. S. Hawker Scholarship.


Albrecht Oval not the best park for Larapinta


Albrecht Oval (Google Earth image at left) may be the biggest open space in the Larapinta area but not necessarily the best to develop as a “destination park”, says Cr Chansey Paech.

Council rates to rise 6% if budget draft is adopted




Mayor Damien Ryan (pictured) this morning announced the town council is proposing a rate rise of 6% which would increase the minimum annual rate by $68. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Council asked to take stand on rural area 'industrialisation'




Rural area resident Ross Copland took his campaign against “industrialisation” of the rural area to the Town Council last night.

ALEC digging in, setting up community centre in the Gap




The Arid Lands Environment Centre is relocating in response to the savage cuts to the environment sector in the 2014-15 Federal and Territory Government budgets which left the organisation with no operational funding and limited project opportunities, writes its director, Jimmy Cocking.


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