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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.


Murder accused being treated for ‘severe schizophrenia’



The information came from lawyer Maker Mayek (pictured), appearing by telephone in the Alice Springs Local Court this morning, on instructions from Pande Veleski’s family. Mr Veleski had been due to appear, but was taken to hospital.


UPDATE, 7 December 2016. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

No comment from Catholic Care, general response from govt




No details on the work of the specific NGO, no comment on independent evaluation of programs in Santa Teresa and Finke (pictured on Google Earth). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Town throws a party in the spirit of Christmas



Organised by the Town Council, it wanted for nothing when it came to atmosphere, diversity, fun and community feeling. Words & pictures by Kieran Finnane.

Local palliative care lobby gets its way after long campaign




Specialist facility for the dying gets green light after arm-twisting by local volunteers: It's the pollies who are doing the clapping. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Cool reception for the non-Local Government Minister


Missing portfolio: No, the new government hasn't overlooked local government. They chopped the department on purpose. PHOTO: Mr McCarthy and Mayor Ryan addressing the LGANT meeting this morning. ERWIN CLANDA reports.


Royal Commission to hear damning Hamburger Report author

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Though to some extent his findings and recommendations have been overtaken by events, such as this week's banning of restraint chairs for youths. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Court gives breathing space to Amoonguna




A halt to the legal battle over a lease during the holidays. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Amoonguna was the location for an Aboriginal-produced TV series recently.


Recognition in, racism out: it’s time for constitutional change 




Northern Territory local government has special role to help get this resolved, says Mark Yettica-Paulson of RECOGNISE! Alice Springs Town Council yet to sign on. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

French tourist stabbed to death: Man charged




Police release image of victim's car (pictured), appeal for dash cam footage. ERWIN CHLANDA reports – plus UPDATES December 2 at 7.30am, 1:40pm and 5:50pm, and December 3 at 6pm. 


'Maverick artist and change-agent' wins major fellowship




Worth $160,000, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship will buy Alex Kelly time to develop a major project, likely to focus on climate change. She is pictured with Canadian author and climate change activist Naomi Klein. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred?




Sacred trees, which complicated design of $100m Melanka complex, now neglected and at risk from car parking traffic. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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