Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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NTCAT can’t touch Gunner’s $60m handout scheme

By ERWIN CHLANDA Chief Minister Michael Gunner is running a $60m hand-out scheme which is fully protected from actions by the Northern Territory Civil and...

Rising heat far more serious long-term threat than Covid-19

By KIERAN FINNANE As a doctor working in the Northern Territory for the last 16 years “it is impossible not to see accelerating heat as...

January gardening in facts and figures

By GEOFF MIERS Temperature (C): Mean Max 36.6, Mean Min 22.2, Day High 46.7, Day Low 10.0. Days Above 40 – 09, Days Above 30 –...

War and peace: Supporting soldiers and students

For nearly 25 years, 1941 to 1966, St John’s was a key community centre in Alice Springs supporting the war effort by providing comforts...

Creating a post-COVID future: Alice joins global task

By ERWIN CHLANDA In some Italian towns “celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures" take place on certain days, with up to 100 people carrying each...

Post-COVID optimism hits the spot in Longreach

By JULIUS DENNIS "We’re looking at potentially the busiest year we’ve ever seen,” says Alan Smith,  owner with wife Sue of the Longreach business, Outback...

Feds cash: Hand-outs or hand-ups?

By ERWIN CHLANDA A simple road can clearly be a very different thing to different people. For Protect Country Alliance spokesperson Dan Robins the Morrison Government...

NT has Australia’s “weakest COVID restrictions”

By ERWIN CHLANDA The NT has the weakest COVID restrictions in Australia and its most vulnerable population "at the very time when risk has escalated...

Grapes groove, mangos misery

By JULIUS DENNIS The ever changing fortunes of COVID state border closures are creating a good news / bad news story in the fertile TiTree...

An artist’s New York

By KIERAN FINNANE It’s hard to think about New York now without the looming shadow of the pandemic. The city is in the grip of...

How do you create a cactus garden? Carefully.

By GEOFF MIERS Creating a potted cactus garden is a great holiday activity for kids and parents, especially for older kids who like to flirt...

Rebel roosters in prison – a security threat?

By ERWIN CHLANDA The Commissioner of Corrective Services, Scott McNairn, has blocked enquiries about roosters sequestered at the Alice Springs prison “because of operational and...
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Education bus tours: Alice slow in grasping opportunity

By JULIUS DENNIS Educational tour operators say that there are not enough places to stay the night in Alice Springs to meet the “huge influx”...

Nuclear weapons, some enabled from Pine Gap, on wrong side of law

By KIERAN FINNANE As of Friday, 22 January 2021, Australia will be on the wrong side of international law. This is the day the Treaty...

US far right in the centre of OZ

COMMENT by JULIUS DENNIS When you move to a new area one of the first things you do is join the local community Facebook group....

A community designing their own future

By PETER TAIT One of the fundamental conditions for effective democracy is that the people who have to live with the outcome of decisions should...