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Chopper crash: One dead

Second person critically injured.

Anzac Oval flood damage fixed

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Anzac Oval opening again after flooding damage. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Proposal to end the code of conduct charade

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Complaints must first be made to the relevant council: Proposed changes to the Local Government Act. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The 13th Council during its inauguration in 2017: The smiles faded this year over code of conduct allegations.

Black money

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Race will determine where the money will go following three NT Government decisions announced this week. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. Pictured are Ministers Dale Wakefield (at left) and Ken Vowles (at right).

Local memoir Living in Hope wins national award

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Living in Hope, a memoir by Stolen Generations survivor, the late Frank Byrne, with Frances Coughlan and Gerard Waterford, has won the 2018 Most Underrated Book Award, it was announced in Melbourne tonight. The co-authors are pictured with Mr Byrne's sons, Trevor Byrne and Frank Kenny.

Fire alarm saves adult and five children

Destroyed home declared a crime scene.

Now $90m earmarked for Aboriginal gallery

2599 Aboriginal Art Directory SMp2411 Lauren Moss presser 150A surprise a minute with the town's biggest project on the drawing board. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.  Arts Minister Lauren Moss is pictured with Namatjira MLA Chansey Paech and Phillip Watkins, CEO of Desart.

 

UPDATE: Minister Moss provided a statement at 5.17pm, explaining the role of the two galleries.

Scholarships of up to $60,000 for Aboriginal students

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$15,000 a year for "Aboriginal Territorians who want to pursue a career in education" announced by Minister for Education Selena Uibo (pictured) this morning.

Code of conduct allegations 'vexatious, frivolous' – councillor

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Councillor Jimmy Cocking (pictured) is speaking out about a code of conduct process on which there are finally some findings. It dates back to an event in January this year, has been conducted in secrecy, into allegations not publicly disclosed, made by a person still unknown and investigated by a government appointed committee whose membership has been kept secret. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 5.28pm: Department answers questions from the Alice Springs News Online – well, some of them.

Top committee grapples with tourism development in the North

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More than 17 million tourists visiting Northern Australia in 2014/15 and spending 10 billion dollars is a fact that could be expected to send the pulse rate up a notch or two. But despite its stirring title, “Northern Horizons – Unleashing Our Tourism Potential”, the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia report, at least judging by its chapter six, is short on excitement, specific initiatives and detail that could further crank up the industry. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Gallery reference group co-chairpersons announced

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Franchesca Cubillo (at right), senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, and Dr Gerard Vaughan AM (at left), former director of the National Gallery of Australia, have been announced as co-chairpersons for the reference group of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Government to spend $67m on youth database

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The NT Government is spending nearly $67m on a "Client Management System Alignment program ... providing a 360 degree view of a child". That is $33,333 per child, using number of children, 2007, whose families received family support casework services in 2026-17. Meanwhile social media posts reflect public frustration. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

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