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Iconic Mereenie Loop open by autumn – at last!




Conquer the magnificent West in two-wheel-drives. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


NTG forging ahead with youth reform, keeping RC informed



Councillors quiz Minister about troubled youths, an issue the NT Government will begin to tackle without waiting for recommendations from the Royal Commission. PHOTO: Minister Dale Wakefield with Lutheran pastor Ken Schultz who opened last night's council meeting with a prayer. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Copping 'mental and physical abuse' on top of serving time: Dylan Voller's evidence to the NT Royal Commission




He acknowledged his criminal history, which he is “definitely not proud of” and described his former habit of of spitting at officers as “disgusting”, before going on to detail many incidents of abuse. KIERAN FINNANE reports.


Dylan Voller will give evidence in person, not by video link


He was reported to be afraid of giving evidence from gaol, in the presence of guards, but he will be brought to the Darwin Supreme Court, says the Royal Commission. Pictured: Human Rights rally in support of Mr Voller and his family in Alice Springs yesterday. If you had been a guard of Mr Voller, what would you have done? we ask a spokesperson.

Abortion reform likely to have bi-partisan support




Opposition Leader supports in principle the Government's intention to give  NT women "the same access to RU486 as women living in other jurisdictions.”

Gunner a no-show at young Round Table presentation




The Chief Minister went to the opening of a fish farm "expansion" as young advisors were set to report to him in Parliament on their year's work as his advisors. PHOTO: The members of the Chief Minister's Round Table of Young Territorians. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 4:15pm


$16,000 sacred tree certificate



... now the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority does nothing about enforcing its erstwhile stringent rules, blithely ignored. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Grog, domestic violence control group in trouble again



New questions are being raised about financial reports in an Aboriginal controlled NGO.  ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Image: Documents obtained by the Alice Springs News Online.


UPDATE 3:27pm: ORIC boss says these are "internal operational matters of the corporation.  I am therefore unable to make any comment."


Hamburger with the lot




Multi million dollar commission listens to Queensland consultant Keith Hamburger (pictured) for two days, is told his model for NT prison Aboriginal-controlled reform is based on scant local feedback. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Gunner's 100 days message is focussed on Darwin




"We need clear linkages between the Waterfront and Cullen Bay; a CBD museum, and progression on a third entry to the CBD," writes MICHAEL GUNNER (pictured). Alice Springs doesn't rate a mention.

The art of collecting




A long-term loan and a generous donation have brought two key works into the Araluen collections, from which three new shows grace the galleries for the summer. A surprise performance marked their opening.  KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Territory bombs out in key Asian tourist markets




Tasmania had three times the increase of visitors from key markets, figures released today by Federal  Tourism Minister Steven Ciobo show. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE: A social media comment from a grey nomad.


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