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Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs

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“The lid is off and it should be off – we have been constrained for too long.” KIERAN FINNANE speaks to Alice Springs youth justice advocate Antoinette Carroll following the airing of last night’s Four Corners program.

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Street kids refuge: Now you see it, now you don’t.

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The collective town council, including Cr Steve Brown and Deputy Mayor Jamie de Brennie (pictured) got cold feet over an initiative to deal with juvenile delinquency, passing the buck to the government and NGOs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Plan for auxiliaries to replace cops at bottlos

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This would give “front line police” more time to fight crime, says Chief Minister Adam Giles. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Poetry festival for a poetic town

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“Rebellion, resistance, revolution” are its themes. KIERAN FINNANE speaks to festival director, Laurie May (pictured). FULL STORY »

When the world’s conflicts come to Alice

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Melbourne and China are a long way  from Alice, but the Darwin port and Pine Gap are not.

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$75m power station the wrong decision: WA experts

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How we can spend part of the money on solar, get the same power, avoid grid crashes, and how a citizen-based electricity system can turn consumers, now at the mercy of the government, into private energy traders. ERWIN CHLANDA investigates.

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Street kids ‘agency’ refuses to disclose numbers

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… but Adam Giles says it’s OK to release them. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Town Council CEO Rex Mooney and Cr Jade Kudrenko, chairperson of the Council’s Community Services Committee which on Monday passed a unanimous vote for a comprehensive approach to the problem of street kids.

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August poll: Giles promises on housing, tourism, gas

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In Letters to the Editor the Chief Minister promises billions for outback dwellings, says NT gas can meet much of the nation’s energy needs and canes Labor over its tourism policies as the NT election draws near.

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Just stop doing that, will ya?

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Did the kid irritate the eagle? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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‘Terrorists will not stop our laughter’

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The Bastille Day dinner will go on tomorrow in Alice Springs, says Coralie “Coco” Petit, despite the attack in Nice killing 84 last night. She organised the candle light vigil in November last year (at left), when the terrorists had struck in Paris.

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Tollner on SA power costs: Too much gas or not enough?

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The current Big Freeze is lending credibility to either. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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New control plan follows buffel grass outrage

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… and now read the fine print. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Buffel in iconic Palm Valley.

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Pine Gap may sell homes as housing starts drop

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Light at the end of the tunnel? Election, Brexit, low interest rates and high dollar will shape the future. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Council to take charge of street kids at night

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The town needs a place where street kids are “fed, entertained and put to bed, a drop-in centre not a drop-out centre, an overnight boarding house”. PHOTO: Crs Brown and De Brenni last night. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

NOTE comment from Cr Brown. FULL STORY »

The world’s marvels at his feet

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Frenchman Killian has the answer to the tedium of jet travel. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.

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What the Bomb would do to you

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A one megaton bomb being detonated one kilometer above Pine Gap would inflict maximum damage within 15 km of ground zero, writes Bevan Ramsden of Lambton, NSW.

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Coming eye to eye with the meaning of home and country

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What happens when you have to work at being at home? The quest for answers has taken artist Jennifer Taylor into a deeper relationship with Arrernte people and back to the land of her birth, Aotearoa / New Zealand. KIERAN FINNANE reviews. FULL STORY »