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Youth Hub out, Empowered Futures in

By KIERAN FINNANE The Town Council is changing the focus of its plans for young people. The much-spoken of Youth Hub concept has been dumped...

Crisis, what crisis? All quiet on the council front

By KIERAN FINNANE UPDATED, see at bottom. It was roughly one hour’s worth of tick and flick – I had to ask myself, was it...

Library no go for unaccompanied Alice teens


As Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, under 15s for the time being can only gain entry to the Public Library if they are accompanied by a responsible adult. There is no such restriction in Darwin City libraries. A responsible adult is only required to be with children aged 10 and under. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

Gallery and library: political game vs solutions

The doors have opened a crack on the ongoing machinations about the possible location of the proposed national Aboriginal art gallery and are set to open wider with Town Councillors pushing for  all correspondence between council and the NT Government on the issue to be brought out of confidential. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

See UPDATES: Further comment from Minister Wakefield; response from former council CEO Mooney.


Town Council: New dawn for transparency



Robert Jennings (centre), the Town Council's new broom, is sweeping  up behind the closed doors where the heavy stuff has been routinely dealt with "in confidential" and away from public scrutiny. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Architect of Katherine's masterplan to be Alice council CEO

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Robert Jennings (pictured), holder of multiple degrees and the architect of Katherine's master plan, will become the Alice Springs Town Council CEO in late August. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Katherine plans for 'children’s children': lessons for Alice?

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What lessons can Alice Springs learn from the experience of our northern neighbour, as our Town Council takes somewhat hesitant steps towards developing a master plan? KIERAN FINNANE speaks to Katherine Town Council's get-up-and-go CEO.

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