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‘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

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

 

Man sought in indecent assault investigation

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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

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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

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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

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

 

Albrecht Oval not the best park for Larapinta

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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

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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'

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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

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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.

 

Mayor sought to stifle debate: Councillor

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Mayor Damien Ryan (pictured) wanted to make an embargoed release earlier today of the town council budget although it is still open for debate by elected members tonight. By ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE, May 26. 2015, 10am: Councillor Jade Kudrenko last night tried to get Cr Eli Melky that he was the anonymous “council source” for this story.

Steve to strive for Finke flag in trophy truck

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Steve Sanderson has the Finke in his DNA. He is pictured mechanic Darren Boots (at right) with the massive front spring and shock absorber assembly of the trophy truck vying to take out the desert race next month.

 

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