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Feds cash: Hand-outs or hand-ups?

By ERWIN CHLANDA A simple road can clearly be a very different thing to different people. For Protect Country Alliance spokesperson Dan Robins the Morrison Government...

They're getting hungry – or thirsty!

This is one of four dingoes Alan Stockwell saw at 7am today when he went for a walk in Kurrajong Drive, following, within 40 or 50 metres, a woman pushing a pram, with a dog on the leash.

Chamber slams Labor promises: football instead of stimulating business

Labor's election promises for Central Australia lack incentives for economic development in remote towns, give no thought to stimulating private enterprise in those areas, and by failing to allocate sufficient money to Alice Springs itself, fall short in returning the town to the tourist destination is used to be.

This is the view of Kay Eade, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Alice Springs, pictured at the Greatorex election forum she moderated, with (from left) ALP candidate Rowan Foley and Independent Phil Walcott.

She says money promised for football fields in bush communities would be better spent on stimulating business: "Why do electricians drive in and out from Alice Springs to service these communities?" she says. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Centre poor cousin in road funding

Central Australia is getting merely crumbs off the table in "a significant investment in bush roads across the Territory" by the Federal and NT Governments.

Malarndirri McCarthy, NT Minister for Regional Development, and Warren Snowdon, Member for Lingiari, announced today they would be committing $16m and $90m, respectively, to a "new Regional Roads Productivity Package" to "encourage growth and development in a number of communities and local industries".

The slice of that for Central Australia will be for "upgrading the gravel condition of priority sections" – no lengths or costs disclosed – of the Santa Teresa Way whose total length is about 70 kms.

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