Erwin Chlanda

Pay up, and you’ll make the news, inquiry is told

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Professional rules of journalism were routinely flouted by some Territory media in grubby cash-for-comment policies during the lead-up to last year’s NT election, according to 1Territory Party president, Braedon Earley (at right). He is giving evidence to Commissioner John Mansfield (at left), who is conducting the Political Donations Inquiry in the Territory. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

UPDATE Dec 8 at 12 noon: Categorical denial by Pangaea and Tim Radburn. FULL STORY »

Senator Nigel Scullion elected acting CLP president

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He throws down the gauntlet to the “faceless Labor powerbrokers of the Gunner Government” and the Chief Minister’s “union puppet-masters” set to tax Territorians “to oblivion”.


Police looking for man after vehicle pursuit

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Police are calling for information on the whereabouts of 33-year-old Richard Henwood (pictured). FULL STORY »

Fit-out of megafauna display in the Mall goes to local firm

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The world’s largest bird, marsupial lions, marsupial wolves and herds of giant browsing cousins of the wombat will be invading Todd Mall, writes Lauren Moss, Minister for Tourism and Culture.


Gallery: Friday is the day

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It’s the only and last chance for people to have a say on the National Indigenous Art Gallery, writes  Robyn Lambley (pictured)Independent Member for Araluen. FULL STORY »

Bush community learning centre to close

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When the Utopia learning centre is shut down, will teenagers gravitate to Alice Springs and get into trouble? Tristan Ray, from the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service, says locals are asking this question. FULL STORY »

Spread renewables, government asked




Renters and government employees should not miss out on rooftop solar, writes Harshini Bartlett from RePower Alice Springs.


Consultants with 40,000 years on the job

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Ted Egan, the singer, historian and former NT Administrator (at left) calls for retaining a team of skilled Aboriginal trackers to save lives and maintain incomparable skills, such as those in which Ted Egan the tracker (at right) excelled. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Cops with assault rifles footage six years old

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No cops in full battle gear with assault rifles to chase kids in the streets of Alice. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Masked cops with assault rifles, but where are the parents?

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Sending the Tactical Response Group to Alice is the latest idea for dealing with children getting ready for the summer crime spree. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »