While Canberra remains utterly confused over the foray by Adam Giles into global politics, and he gets feted by Chinese billionaire Ye Cheng to celebrate the 99 year lease of the Port of Darwin, its owners, the people of the Northern Territory, are getting the mushroom treatment. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Part of the coverage by the Fairfax Media.
Make 2016 your year to get involved in your local arts scene, go to shows, watch plays, listen to community radio, support your friends and your neighbours and just get amongst it, writes LAURIE MAY (pictured).
Five years and $2.3m of taxpayers' money later, and the Federal Government will give no details of the benefits of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP). ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE from the New York marathon last month.
Why our best cattle are going south and how bolstering the use of a local abattoir could prime local beef on our table. Veteran pastoralist Garry Dann (pictured) says it's time to take the bull by the horns in 2016. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
After a four-month operation local detectives have dismantled an elaborate criminal network involved in trafficking ecstasy, ice, steroids and testosterone from South Australia to Alice Springs, according to a police media release today.
The Mbantua Festival, its financial fiasco notwithstanding, did much to inspire the drive for an indigenous cultural centre in Alice Springs. But someone has to unravel the bickering surrounding the project, as well as other issues in the too hard basket, including the Uniting Church residential development and town square concept in the Mall. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.
There will be no Indigenous cultural centre in Alice Springs unless the people whose culture it celebrates come to an agreement about it. So say Alice Springs News Online commentators and Deputy Mayor Steve Brown. Meanwhile the Art Gallery of South Australia (pictured) is making the most from Central Australian art. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.