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Mercure to stay despite concern over hotels used for quarantine

By ERWIN CHLANDA SafeNT is going to continue using the Mercure Alice Springs as a quarantine station despite renewed concerns that hotels are not fit...

Covid confusion reigns supreme

By JULIUS DENNIS Domestic travel, a key part of the Northern Territory’s economic rebound from Covid-19, was again cast in the shadow of confusion yesterday...

Supervised quarantine for Queensland travellers

Anyone arriving into the Northern Territory from the following declared hotspots will need to enter mandatory supervised quarantine: City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich,...

FABAlice outrageous fun in troubling times

FABAlice 2021 predictably drew a smaller interstate crowd than last year, when the LGBTIQA+ spectacular “snuck in” just before the COVID outbreak. Event Manager Dale...

Alice hotel on Covid stand-by for $18.4m

By JULIUS DENNIS The cost of the Mercure Hotel quarantine facility, now empty but on stand-by, is $18.4m. It is providing a “quarantine bed capacity” in...

NT has Australia’s “weakest COVID restrictions”

By ERWIN CHLANDA The NT has the weakest COVID restrictions in Australia and its most vulnerable population "at the very time when risk has escalated...

COVID numbers spell out our good fortune

By ERWIN CHLANDA We definitely must not gloat but let’s permit us to feel exceptionally lucky to be living in the NT. Our head spins listening...

Second hand Santa

COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA There is nothing new on the wish list that Alice Springs is handing to Santa each year, and we still haven't...

Hotels to get “surge capacity” after COVID fiasco

UPDATE 4.30pm: Greater Adelaide to be revoked as a hotspot tomorrow. Those undertaking quarantine will be able to exit. By ERWIN CHLANDA Alice Springs has 1400...

How not to manage a pandemic

By ERWIN CHLANDA “No-one knew anything” is how Samantha Tran describes the mismanagement of people being forced into COVID quarantine this week. It began in Adelaide...
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Alice to get more internet speed

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Focus on treaty as conditions in the bush remain appalling

PART THREE by ROGER STEELE and DON FULLER Waste and incompetence are rampant. In Part Two we gave as an example Roebourne in Western...