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Fresh breeze of confidence in the CBD



New style convenience store, bakery take up corners of the Alice Plaza. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Volunteers are beating buffel




The Old Eastside's Spencer Valley has turned into a sea of yellow flowers. The grey clump is dead buffel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE October 28: St Philip’s students in war on buffel.


'Average kids' make up half of those in care




Dysfunctional homes my be driving them into the care of the state. By ERWIN CHLANDA. IMAGE from the Facebook site Abandoned Prams of Central Australia.

Council millions for cradle to grave welfare schemes




Central Desert Regional Council which, on a per-capita basis has a budget six times greater than the Alice Springs Town Council, is fine-tuning activities in child and aged care, education, law and order and the local economy. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Everyday realities dosed with humour and hope: TV series




These are stories "the world doesn’t see", said co-director Warren H Williams at the premiere of all four episodes of the series Our Place. KIERAN FINNANE  reviews.

Darwin gets 'vibrant' minister, not Alice: Lambley

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But Gunner will work with the town council to breathe life into the Mall, writes Robyn Lambley (pictured).


Namatjira project: a film and a legacy




After six years the Big hART project has reached an ending of sorts but hopes for a lasting legacy. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Royal Commission's broad inquiry: 'the way kids live their lives'



“The difficulty will be to draw together all these strands into recommendations that can be implemented.” KIERAN FINNANE  reports.

Major reforms underway in youth justice, child protection




"If we just keep locking kids up, we just keep growing the business of locking kids up," says newly appointed Deputy CEO of Territory Families, Jeanette Kerr.


Interview by KIERAN FINNANE.

Council president arrested for aggravated assault




His arrest co-incides with the launch of the Central Desert Regional Council's Family Wellbeing Strategy. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: President Adrian Dixon.


UPDATE October 18


RSPCA loses court case against cattleman




Failure to have cattle de-horning declared as animal cruelty is a "significant win for the pastoral industry," says defendant's lawyer. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE October 17: The RSPCA replies.


Youth detention Royal Commission can summons parents




The decision to do so lies with the counsels assisting, Peter Callaghan SC (left) and Tony McAvoy SC (right). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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