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Alice children's project gets $5m+ from Feds

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The unique, long-term project, called Children’s Ground, works to surround children with safe, loving and trauma-free environments, based on a strong cultural foundation.

Former gallery advisor scathing about its planners

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"I just don’t feel the people on this project know what they are doing," says Michael Lynch (pictured) a veteran arts administrator and CEO of major cultural institutions in Australia, the UK and Hong Kong. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Remove religious exemption, says COGSO

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There is no good faith in exempting religious schools and allowing them to refuse enrolment, expel students or sack school staff based on their sexuality, writes Tabby Fudge, (pictured) President of the Northern Territory Council of Government School Organisations.

Change at the helm of the Central Land Council

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A senior Federal public servant, Joe Martin-Jard (pictured) will become the chief executive officer of the Central Land Council.

Aboriginal gallery: rushed business case yet immediate start?

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Some Open Questions to Tourism Central Australia, whose chairperson Dale McIver (pictured) is clamouring for an immediate start to the National Aboriginal Art Gallery. It will cost the taxpayer at least $50m and some estimate up to $500m, not including operational costs. A national accountancy firm was given just five weeks to draw up a  "Comprehensive" Business Case.  ERWIN CHLANDA puts questions to Ms McIver and the government and gets no answers.

 

UPDATE 10.08am December 4: Statement from Dr Crees; editor's note about deadlines in the tender documents.

Happy Birthday, Auntie, and good luck for the next 70.

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The lady helping to bring Alice to its people and the world has turned 70. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Local ABC Chief of Staff Rick Hind with the birthday cake. At left, taking a photo, is Ren Kelly, who has a long-time connection with Radio 8HA / SUN FM. Stewart Brash is in the centre, broadcasting live. Dave Crowe provided music for the birthday party.

Cattlemen get their day in court over live export ban

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“It was not just the farmers that endured losses – it was contractors, employees and local communities that were devastated by the Government’s ban," says NT Cattlemen’s Association former CEO and facilitator of the class action, Tracey Hayes (pictured), in a media statement.

Young man charged with attempted murder, girl with robbery

Alleged crimes in a remote community, and in the suburb of Sadadeen.

No cops, no clinics

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The withdrawal of police from bush communities is leading to the closure of health clinics because they cannot comply with occupational health and safety laws, says AMSANT. Remote Haasts Bluff is one of the areas affected (Google Earth photo).

1 Territory too fixed on opposition to fracking: Lambley

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They want to form a new political party to "make the Territory great again" says Independent MLA Robyn Lambley (at left). She has teamed up with Terry Mills (at right). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Safeguarding the Space for ground-up cultural expression

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And why we should push back at top-down approaches of successive NT governments and their agencies, responding to economic drivers. KIERAN FINNANE reflects on the year not quite passed.

Police: Boy hurt on pedestrian crossing, robocalls warning

Don't pay money to someone you have not met in person. This includes people you have met online through dating websites or investment forums, say police.

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