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Rolfe trial would not be the ‘first’ that is widely contended

"The Northern Territory court decision this week to commit Police Constable Zachary Rolfe to stand trial for the shooting death of 19-year-old Warlpiri man...

Town Council on youth: immediate action or look to longer term?

By KIERAN FINNANE Councillor Marli Banks wants what the public is clamouring for but our governments seem incapable of producing: an immediate practical step to...

Council must lead on youth crime, fund drop-in centre: Marli Banks

By ERWIN CHLANDA A councillor will challenge the town’s local government tonight to not only to become a leader in the fight against juvenile crime,...

Gunner’s great gas hope ‘collapses’

Gas analyst for the Institute of Energy, Economics and Financial Analysis, BRUCE ROBERTSON in this OpEd says as export partners pull out, Origin and...

Zachary Rolfe will stand trial for murder

UPDATED Northern Territory police constable Zachary Rolfe has been committed to stand trial for the murder of Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu on 9 November last...

A brief glimpse into an integrated approach to gardening

By GEOFF MIERS An integrated approach to managing the garden has enormous benefits for the home gardener and it’s not hard, it’s actually really quite...

Phone tower: Objectors gain deferral

A decision on the controversial Telstra tower planned for a rural block in the Ilparpa subdivision has been deferred. The tower is a 30.5m high...

As the government is failing, all eyes are on the council

COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA Something terrible will happen if nothing is done. That's been the public fear for a long time in response to the...

Motorcyclist in hit and run dies

A motorcyclist who was struck in a hit and run incident in Alice Springs last week has died in hospital interstate, police disclosed this...

Lambley trouble started six months ago, says Alliance (updated)

By ERWIN CHLANDA Member for Araluen Robyn Lambley was told by the Territory Alliance she is being expelled "because your conduct is detrimental to the...

A touch of light: kangaroo clans

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam Like a great many preschool children of 1950s Australia, my early interest in wild animals was primed by...

Super cells of rain south west of Alice

By ERWIN CHLANDA We don't often see red and black – the heaviest rainfall – on the radar, said the Bureau of Metereology yesterday afternoon. "Last...
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A touch of light: booms, busts and budgerigars

By MIKE GILLAM All photos © Mike Gillam Within 15 minutes of the mid-October shower, the first inteleyapeyape (Yeperenye moths) were emerging and next morning the...

A billion dollars in the Aboriginal Benefits Account?

By ERWIN CHLANDA A prominent Arrernte man says there may be $1 billion in the Aboriginal Benefits Account (ABA) but the Minister for Indigenous Australians,...

CLP and ALP, both dole out the mushroom treatment

By ERWIN CHLANDA What do the NT Government and Opposition have in common? They avoid answering probing media questions whenever they can. On October 6 a...

Government gets $446m in mineral royalties

By ERWIN CHLANDA The NT Government collected $446m – about 10% – in royalties from $4.6 billion worth of ore sold by the mining companies...