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What price democracy?

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Cost-cutting measures proposed for next local government elections. KIERAN FINNANE reports on Town Council news.

Extreme variability: local climate change right now

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While melting ice caps have become the universally recognised symbol of climate change, we ignore the impacts closer to home at our peril. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Federal fest funds: does anyone know what's going on?

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Is the Alice Desert Festival eligible for Federal funds from the pool given to four applicants in the Top End? And if so, why did the festival not lodge an application?  ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO from the 2013 festival.

 

Alice visitors information service tops nation – again

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Self service tour booking facilities, website, online support for members and strong marketing tipped the scales for Tourism Central Australia, writes CEO STEPHEN SCHWER. PHOTO (from left): Chairperson Dale McIver, Susan Silvester (visitors services manager), Paige Nguyen (publicity), and Mr Schwer.

 

Moss challenge: Find Centre alternative to barra

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Competition pumped $9m into the Top End, says Tourism Minister Lauren Moss. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

On the ground, in the sky, 1 Territory seeks sporting excellence

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The Centre is ideal for combined heat and altitude training, says the political start-up's president, Braedon Earley. He is pictured in a glider cockpit at Bond Springs. The region is one of the world's best heat soaring areas. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

'Game-changing project': committee heads announced

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The Territory Government’s project to build a national Indigenous art gallery in Alice Springs will have a steering committee headed by two prominent Aboriginal Central Australians. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

UPDATED, Monday 27 February 2017, 10.44am & Tuesday 28 February 2017, 3.40pm:

Barkly's largest employer under special administration

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Julalikari is solvent but "had experienced a significant breakdown in its relationships with members, key stakeholders and commercial partners," writes ANTHONY BEVEN, Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.

 

Pssst, here's something hot

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Whistleblowers now have a place to go, courtesy Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Youth crime: Sack judges, asks 1Territory

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The problem can be rectified by the present Labor Government taking a tougher stance by amending the Bail Act and the Sentencing Act and maybe even the Criminal Code, write 1 Territory president BRAEDON EARLEY (pictured) and vice-president SUE FRASER-ADAMS.

 

$6.25m centre takes netball out of the sun, rain

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After five decades netball can move inside. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Farewell, Iain Campbell

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Much-loved Alice Springs artist Iain Campbell has died. There will be no more paintings of this place from his penetrating yet warm and humorous eye, from his skilled, well-trained hand. KIERAN FINNANE pays tribute.

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