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Rains bring pests but could we keep this one?

By GEOFF MIERS Following the rain we are about to experience a population explosion in garden pests with the home gardener needing to consider a...

Kids, parents must pay for crime: 3 Alice MLAs

By ERWIN CHLANDA A Country Liberal Party Government would amend the Bail Act to ensure that repeat offenders face the consequences of their actions, say...

Bush roads take a pounding as good rains break drought

Many roads have become impassible or are subject to restrictions as wide-spread rains are continuing in The Centre, according to the Road Report NT...

The patient in the next bed may be in chains

By ERWIN CHLANDA The Alice Springs prison, which has a capacity of about 600 inmates, has a section where prisoners can receive medical attention. Trouble is,...

Aboriginal construction jobs that last

By ERWIN CHLANDA Alice Springs builder Murray River North, which usually reaches or gets close to its target of 40% Aboriginal employment, is one of...

Southern half of the NT: Chansey Paech is the go-to

By ERWIN CHLANDA New NT Government Minister Chansey Paech says the election has made it clear there is no majority opposition to building the national...

Cabinet: Mega department, mega debt

  By ERWIN CHLANDA Chief Minister Michael Gunner (pictured) has given himself the portfolio of Treasurer previously held by Nicole Manison, presiding over a deficit approaching...

When five are not enough, and when they are

By ERWIN CHLANDA The Town Council deferred dealing with a motion by councillors Jamie de Brenni and Jacinta Price that would have “co-opted” fellow CLP...

CLP concedes defeat but three Alice seats too close to call

By ERWIN CHLANDA The CLP has conceded defeat in the Territory election but the results in Araluen, Braitling and Namatjira are unlikely to be clear...

Gunner’s Alice: real issues nowhere to be seen

COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA Labor clearly thinks it can get away with campaigning on a single issue: COVID-19. Michael Gunner last night used the entire...

Driver arrested after running COVID checkpoint

A man who ran a COVID control point was stopped by police with tyre deflation devices 20 km west of Katherine on the Victoria...

Dingoes, not goats

Sir – "Mark Reidel would like to see a Territory cooperative for small sized goat farming creating a “wide range of affiliated occupations and...
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Mega-department created from secret report

The regions have been stripped of a say on local health by Labor reversing CLP reforms in 2014 which ensured decision-making isn’t solely driven...

Alice to get more internet speed

Alice Springs and close-by suburbs Araluen, Braitling, Ciccone, Desert Springs, East Side, Gillen, Ilparpa, Larapinta, Ross, Sadadeen and The Gap are getting "ultrafast internet...

Focus on treaty as conditions in the bush remain appalling

PART THREE by ROGER STEELE and DON FULLER Waste and incompetence are rampant. In Part Two we gave as an example Roebourne in Western...