A service station with Pie Face restaurant offering "artisan roasted coffee” for Top End town while three proposed projects in Alice are subject to a wrangle with the town council. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
It would pull together opportunities from the gas pipeline, re-opening of mines, and the council recently creating a cross border economic alliance with Mt Isa Town, writes Mayor Steven Edgington (pictured).
UPDATE 8:50am: Statement from Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles.
Police Commissioner appears to succumb to political pressure, ordering cops to be "standing at a privately-owned bottle shop as a pseudo security guard," writes Paul McCue, NT Police Association President (pictured).
Satellite gadgets for locating people lost in the bush are a no brainer these days, but in The Centre the wheels are turning slowly, as the "help, we're lost" message from an American couple last week emphasised again. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Northern Land Council needs to stop running interference on every single improvement that both governments and industry make for the good of all Territorians, writes Tom Stockwell (pictured), President Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association.
The White Australia Policy was the official line for development of the north when the Territory's first Administrator, John Anderson Gilruth, took up his post. Ted Egan AO tells the story his latest book. KIERAN FINNANE reports.