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Tourism staff shortages at crisis level: Operators seek ‘melon money.’

By JULIUS DENNIS As the NT Government is providing three quarters of a million dollars to entice fruit pickers mostly to the Top End, tourism...

Peter Severin was untiring in raising cattle, developing tourism

By ERWIN CHLANDA A man sharing his boundless energy between raising cattle and developing, from the ground up, tourism at Ayers Rock, has died aged...

The dates of key events in the Chamberlain drama

These dates of key events in the Azaria Chamberlain saga, subject of a major documentary on the 40th anniversary, were compiled by Alice Springs...

NT tourism turbocharger out of gas as Feds eye off Kakadu

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The Gunner Government's "turbocharging" isn't doing much for the tourism in The Centre but both Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are pledging hundreds of millions for Kakadu (pictured) as the Federal election campaign is heading for the sharp end. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Bid to keep Rock climb open by heritage listing

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An historic film of a senior traditional custodian on top of Ayers Rock (now renamed Uluru) is presented as an argument for allowing the continued climbing of the monolith. Book author Marc Hendrickx is also applying for additional heritage listing of several features, including the climb, which is due to be closed by the Aboriginal owners in October. The author says the closing may violate the 1987 listing of the park. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Anger mounting over closing of Rock climb

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"Here’s hoping that logic and reason win out and the proposed ban is lifted so millions more can join the seven million or so who have already climbed to the summit of this grand sandstone monolith that lies at the heart of our country," writes actor Marc Hendrickx. PHOTO: Paddy Uluru (Quadrant magazine).

It's remote, desolate and worth billions

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With traditional sources of fertiliser dwindling, some of The Centre's "salt lakes" hold the stuff that can make food grow the world over. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Land rich, jobs poor: Indigenous work around The Rock

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Migration from jobs-for-the-dole to mainstream work is slow although Docker River's job numbers look a lot better than those of the playground for global tourists, 130 kilometres to the east. ERWIN CHANDA reports.

Six not at all Grey Nomads

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The wide open spaces is what blew them away in The Centre. They shared their adventures with ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Rock climb to close: Who wins?

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Tiny groups of private land owners control huge assets – our national parks, while the public purse is paying for them, comments ERWIN CHLANDA as the death knell has been sounded for climbing The Rock. PHOTO: Climbers ignore the sign at the base of The Rock.

 

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