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Marion Scrymgour picked to succeed Snowdon

Former NT politician Marion Scrymgour has been endorsed today as the preselected ALP candidate for Lingiari, currently held by Warren Snowdon. Federal Opposition Leader Anthony...

Caring for kids, stopping offending: The town’s big issue.

By ERWIN CHLANDA There was a strong thread at the election debate on Wednesday night, right across the political spectrum, about caring for young people...

Natural gas: Anything you can do I can do better


With the election approaching the CLP and the ALP have agreed that fracking gas is good for business. Now they are going hand-in-hand on hydrogen. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE July 20: Minister Wakefield has replied the government received $445.6m from gas royalties in 2018/19.

Labor, CLP discuss preference swaps: Scott McConnell


Candidates of the major parties set to gang up on independents in history-making deals. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Scott McConnell.


UPDATE Oct 9, 1pm: Ms Wakefield and Mr Ryan have neither confirmed nor denied the accuracy of reports received by Mr McConnell.

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).

Dual citizen rows: Tennant Creek had them first

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The Barkly is a long way from Canberra, but when it comes to wrangles about who can sit in Parliament and who can't, that outback electorate had them first, recalls ALEX NELSON.


Schools, order, justice are the coalface, not resources


Planning on the long term needs to replace the "a project announcement a day" politics, says Labor's candidate in Stuart and keen supporter of mountain biking, Scott McConnell (although he's bringing up the rear in this picture by The Australian). He says he's "quite concerned about the implication of widespread fracking." Mr McConnell spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.


Current political upheaval mirrors the past



One fact that stands out from all the controversy swirling around Territory politics at present is just how closely it echoes the events of a quarter century ago that almost unravelled the CLP in the 1980s. ALEX NELSON comments. He is pictured when he was chosen as the CLP Member of the Year in August 1990.

The flip side of the coin

A very interesting segment from the
article “The lighter side of lawmaking”, published in the Alice Springs
News on 11 August, 2011, is repeated here.

Shadow Treasurer John Elferink says under Labor, the Territory’s net
debt has blown out to $6.7billion, including liabilities. A dollar coin
weighs 9 grams, is 25mm in diameter and 3mm thick. There are 111 dollar
coins in a kilo, 111,111 in a tonne.

He says the Territory’s debt takes on mind-boggling proportions. ALEX NELSON gives his calculator a work-out.

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