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Centre's women top Senior Territorian portrait award

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Central Australian women, artist and subject, are the People's Choice winner of the Portrait of a Senior Territorian. They are painter Julia Mayman, for a portrait of Daphne Puntjina, titled Proud Land.

Aboriginal gallery is bound to have a stone wall

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Chief Minister Michael Gunner lambasts the Alice Springs Town Council instead of giving straight answers to questions in Parliament from Robyn Lambley on compulsory acquisition. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The northern half of Anzac Oval.

Snooping bureaucrats, clinics for Aborigines only

Local woman who fought for freedom in Europe and Africa asks why do we still have apartheid in Australia.

Boundless Arrogance, says Opposition

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Gary Higgins (at left) and Lia Finocchiaro (at right) thunder about Government failures ranging from juvenile delinquency to population decline and the alcohol floor price.

Anzac Oval compulsory acquisition would be a first

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"There are no known records of NT Government compulsory acquisition of land owned by a NT Local Government Authority," MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley (at left) is told. The government would need to provide “just terms compensation”, says Town Council CEO Rex Mooney (at right).  ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Warm, candid telling of a long-lived life

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"While Margaret’s story shares an intensity of incident I’ve heard from others of her generation, never have I been gripped in literary form by such warmth and candour about what such events have meant to an individual," writes ROD MOSS of the recently published autobiography of Margaret Heffernan.

Red Centre NATS crowd numbers spin exposed

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The NT Government says more than 15,000 people went "through the gates" during the Red Centre NATS in Alice Springs this year. But only 6100 tickets were sold. ERWIN CHLANDA investigates.

Street art: life cycle of the Yeperenye in giant mural

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A stunning mural, celebrating the life cycle of the Yeperenye caterpillar, one of the sacred totems of Mparntwe, is unfolding on the long blank wall of the Yeperenye Shopping Centre.

The spin-off could be greater than the actual Parrtjima

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Pick the best out of Parrtjima – four of its “spaces” – and instal them in the CBD, not for seven days a year, but 365. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

It's the economy, stupid (NT style)

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1 Territory likes its chances as Michael Gunner's ballooning deficit and hapless policies such as the alcohol floor price mirror the Adam Giles fiasco. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with the party's vice-president, Sue Fraser Adams (pictured).

Planning an Aboriginal art centre without Aboriginal people

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Doris Stuart and Harold Furber (pictured), two prominent Arrernte elders, let fly at the members of the Town Council last night, minutes before their sensational condemnation of the NT Government's "preferred" Anzac Oval site for the Aboriginal art gallery. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

The stubby, the bottle and the floor price

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The latest alcohol initiative seems safe from being in conflict with the Australian Constitution's requirement for trade between states to be "absolutely free". However, beer sellers may gain an illegal advantage from the sharply increased cost of cheap wines from interstate under the floor price law which came into effect in the NT this month. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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