The Outback Way traversing the continent east-west will be a boon for Alice Springs. But for the tiny Boulia, population about 250, this road is vital. ERWIN CHLANDA took the trip along the Plenty and Donohue highways to meet the outback battlers, on a path to the future that most local governments would fear to tread.
Half a billion dollars earmarked for US forces to play war in the Top End, mining pushing ahead and some roads are getting built: But where is private investment in the Territory's economic development? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.