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Arsonists invade town centre

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Vacant Melanka block ablaze. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

$16,000 sacred tree certificate

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... now the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority does nothing about enforcing its erstwhile stringent rules, blithely ignored. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Young people 'on the fence' on curfew

If
they were mayor for a day, they'd introduce an adult curfew – no, just
kidding. In fact this group of young locals didn't raise strong
objections to a youth curfew. Asked to think about the pros and cons,
they came up mostly with cons but certainly not howls of protest.

They were a dozen students from the town's high schools – Centralian
College, St Philip's, OLSH and Yirara – involved in the Youth Desert
Leadership Program.

In a workshop hosted by Desert Knowledge Australia and the Alice
Springs Town Council, the students also discussed how to make the centre
of town more attractive to young people. One proposal is that the
government buy the vacant Melanka block and turn it into a park where
young people could hang out at night. Pictured: Mayor
Damien Ryan talks to youth leaders at yesterday's workshop. From
left they are Tyrell Swan, Russell Modlin (Yirara
teacher), Naomi Ingamells and Rachel Dash. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

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