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Back to the future with Warren Snowdon

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If the best time for seeing the Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon in Alice Springs is in election campaigns, that's perhaps because he is "never at home": Apart from duties in Canberra, he is getting around the vast electorate, as he has been for three decades. He is deeply familiar with the issues yet has few answers for the electorate's thorniest problems. He discusses them with ERWIN CHLANDA.

Barkly gets nation's first Regional Deal

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$63m over 10 years, $15.4m for weather radar station (similar to the one pictured) over 20 years, was announced today jointly by Labor and Liberal pollies in Tennant Creek.

Labor draws first spot on ballot paper in Chief Minister's seat

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Dale Wakefield drew first position in Braitling with Mr Giles third in a field of seven. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Candidates and supporters at the draw in Alice Springs this afternoon.

 

Namatjira is as big and diverse as candidate's family

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Not yet 30 and focused on a seat in the Assembly, Chansey Paech (pictured in the middle of the back row with part of his family) believes in well funded NGOs and responsible government working together as the ideal problem solvers. He spoke with editor ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Labor on fracking: A part answer

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There will be a moratorium under a Labor government, a peer review presumably of the Hawke report, and public consultation, says Acting Opposition Leader, Lynne Walker (pictured). We've asked some follow-up questions. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Paech, McConnell to stand for Labor

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Candidates for Stuart, Namatjira announced. Will Chansey Paech (pictured) cause another $100,000 council by-election? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Is Labor Gunner have a fracking problem?

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Should Michael Gunner be subservient to the Federal Labor Party on fracking, this would place Labor supporters throughout the Territory in a difficult position, writes Bruce Francais, of Katherine.

 

'Massive swing' against Labor in Casuarina – Giles

Yesterday’s Casuarina by-election saw a massive swing to the Country Liberals and is a huge vote of confidence in the work of the Giles Government, writes Adam Giles, Chief Minister.

Opposite poles: candidates for Lingiari

While pollies across the nation mostly look, talk and walk like one another, the candidates for the two major parties in Lingiari couldn't be more different. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with the Country Liberals' Tina MacFarlane at drinks and nibbles when she (at left in the photo) received encouragement from Nationals Leader Warren Truss (at the microphone). So synonymous is the sitting Member with the sprawling seat after 25 years in Canberra, that branch president Daniel Davis (next to Mr Truss) wound up the evening by saying: "I'd like to thank Warren Snowdon very much for being here tonight." It brought the house down.

(Jenny Lillis is at the far right of the photo.)

Polling day: Backing family, dad Warren H and aunty Alison

UPDATE, August 25, 10.41pm: With 95% of the ballot counted, Alison Anderson (Country Liberals) has been returned in Namatjira with  64.5% of the vote. Des Rogers (Labor) has 28.3% and Warren H. Williams (FNPP), 7.2%. Ms Anderson's win is part of a historic swing to the CLP in the bush, which has given them government.

 

Nicholas Williams (at left) was in Hermannsburg this morning, handing out how-to-vote cards for his father, Warren H. Williams, while stationed in front of Alison Anderson's campaign vehicle.

"I'm campaigning for both," he said, "Warren is my father, Alison is my aunty.  I'm doing it for family."

In practical terms that meant telling prospective voters to put his dad at number one but to give their second preference to Ms Anderson. This went against his father's how-to-vote, where Ms Anderson was in the last spot, with second preference going to Labor's Des Rogers. Nicholas said he didn't mind who won the seat, out of his two relatives.

And the most important issue in his home community? Families have to change and become "role models" for kids, he said. KIERAN FINNANE reports from Hermannsburg.

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