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Firestorm of protest over water allocation

By ERWIN CHLANDA The awarding of the NT's biggest ever groundwater extraction licence for a cattle station tuned food producer 380 km north of Alice...

Candidate Cocking: Council must drive the town

Jimmy Cocking is clearly taking his pitch for Mayor and Councillor later this year more seriously than most: To gain a second term in...

Keep out the gas industry, activists urge cattlemen

By JULIUS DENNIS A landholder with a history in fighting mining companies over land access says that “the government's created a monster” by giving the...

Two seniors missing in remote area

They took water but no food, say police.


UPDATE 12.10pm: The couple has been found by a family member, according to the police. The car was disabled by branch severed its fuel line.

Uranium in water at three times the safe level: Claim



Drinking water containing uranium at the rate of up to three times the safe level is used in several Central Australian communities, according to the environmental group, Friends of the Earth Australia. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Four weeks to comment on fracking chaos

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Is it an opportunity for public comment? Or has the government already made up its mind? Will Aborigines decide on fracking their land – for or against – which makes up half of the NT? Chaos reigns, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.

Not enough water for Yuendumu to grow

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And two drilling campaigns since 2015/16 have failed to find any, says the Power and Water Corporation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

New abattoir for Alice? Some cattle men pushing for it.

2524 Stockwell (right), Nott SM2524 Wally Klein OK SMIt would be a further step towards meeting the growing demand for organic beef, says enterprising cattle man Wally Klein. Meanwhile retiring Cattlemen's Association president Tom Stockwell gives the association's annual meeting a resolute overview: Our "good fortune" with respect to climate change; time for Aborigines to look after themselves and water should be treated as a "competitive advantage rather than a scarce commodity". ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTOS: Mr Nott and Mr Stockwell; Mr Klein with Indonesian cattle buyers.

No sense in water search without fracking moratorium



The NT Government must use the information from its water drilling program to build a knowledge bank that allows for the sustainable development, but venturing down this path without a moratorium on fracking in the NT will see the tragic abuse of the groundwater that nurtures all life out here, writes Jimmy Cocking (pictured), Director, Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC).


Government water research: a drop in the ocean?




An allocation of $2.4m over four years in the 2014 Territory Budget for exploration of water resources is being spread over nine regions, an effort an Alice Springs Councillor calls meagre but at least a start. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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