Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Hate speech report sparks trolling

 
Our report about hate speech last week, covering remarks by tourism figure Wayne Thompson (pictured), has resulted in me being trolled, which – looking at the bright side – puts me in the box seat for reporting about this vile practice. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE Sept 4 at 8.10am
We added the following sentence: "Mr Hamilton is the new manager of the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, appointed by the Adelaide law firm selected by the NT Government to run the hall, after the government sacked the volunteer board."

24/7 youth centre: bridge between us and them?

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The first meeting brought together a lot of the right adults if not the kids themselves and too few of their families. There were as many ideas as people and occasionally tempers frayed. How many stay on board for the long haul will be crucial. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table

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Government plans for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery took a pounding last night. Despite the best efforts of Mayor Damien Ryan, the Town Council rejected entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Territory Government to progress the “Anzac Hill Precinct"  as the preferred site for the gallery. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Cr Melky saves ratepayers $100,000+

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With dogged persistence Councillor Eli Melky has succeeded in getting the Town Council to agree to pay off its Civic Centre loan. However he was less sharply focussed when it came to discussing issues of youth crime and antisocial behaviour. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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