Erwin Chlanda

What’s in this issue?

POLITICS

Current council could get extra year in power.

NT Government pays $300,000 contribution to Lasseters.

Campaign donations: what a mess!

Gough Whitlam: first Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

Giles ducks car use allegations, Electoral Commission refuses probe.

NT Ministers win inaugural Mushroom Award.

Prison contracts: robust debate ends with “talk soon”.

Local business have nothing to fear: Prison bosses.

Cr Melky’s lonely triumph

Convention Centre: What’s $10m of public money doing for us?

Has Giles failed to disclose election donation? 

“Major Project” – Fact follows fiction.

Dole: Who are the bludgers?

 

LOCAL AFFAIRS

Third rapist of European tourists, Bruce Impu, to plead guilty.

Good-bye cultural cringe, hello shared identity: Alice centre should lead nation.

Culture centre: No place like Alice.

Beats at bottleshops to stay.

Alice bakery to close.

Puzzle over gas tank near new flats. 

Masters Games: Pool the place to be, but cooler weather from tomorrow.

E. coli infection outbreak: community told to boil its water. 

Tangentyere to be more transparent – not by choice.

Outback Way: $40m in NT over next three years.

Strehlow conference: The power of ‘we’.

Hand back of Coniston Massacre site.

Bushfires: huge task, lack of men & machines.

 

COMMUNITY & CULTURE

Books and Arts page on our menu bar UPDATED with the latest news and reviews.

Central Australian music to be showcased to the world.

The light work of many hands.

Weekend of world movies at Alice Springs Cinemas

Born here and aged 25, that makes you old enough! 

Economy still affecting Maters Games.

 

COMMENT

Steve Brown: The boom is on its way! 

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gunner attacks Giles over ‘slush fund’.

The plan to undermine the Land Rights Act.

Lajamanu ‘Tip Top Tip’ winner 2014.

Palmer pushes for Federal probe of NT electoral donations.

Massive swing against Labor in Casuarina.

Row over CLP political donations heats up.

Community Bank sponsors life saving equipment. 

Anti fracking rally on Saturday.

Giles: No more Mr Nice Guy on fuel prices. FULL STORY »

$10m of taxpayers’ money, what’s it doing for us?

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Q: What contribution does the convention centre make to our tourist industry? A: That depends on whom you ask.

PHOTO: Tourism NT’s convention advertising on the web – what “culture” might that be? Drinking culture? Oh, that blob in the background is Uluru. Conventions at the Ayers Rock Resort are competing with the Alice Springs Convention Centre. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Bush community: E. coli scare over

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The people in the community of Ampilatwatja have been told to boil their drinking water as many have been struck down with vomiting and diarrhoea, according to a community source. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Water tower at Ampilatwatja.

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Eastside, a great little suburb

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Head over to Eastside this Saturday as we hold the inaugural “Eastside Bonanza” and showcase this great little suburb of Alice Springs, writes Fred Johnston, aka The Lovebug. FULL STORY »

Giles: No more Mr Nice Guy on fuel prices

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Last week I issued the fuel companies a “please explain” over their behaviour but at yesterday’s fuel price summit they failed to respond adequately. I am no longer asking for an explanation from fuel stakeholders. I am now demanding one through a new Fuel Price Disclosure Bill to be introduced in the next parliamentary sittings, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles.

 

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Anti fracking rally on Saturday

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The current situation in the Northern Territory is that more than 90% has been applied for Petroleum Exploration Licenses which permit hydraulic fracturing, with more than 35% of the NT currently approved for exploration, writes Jimmy Cocking, Director, Arid Lands Environment Centre

 

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Outback Way: $40m in NT over next three years

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The NT and Canberra will jointly fund construction of the Outback Way within the Northern Territory to the tune of $40m over thee years, it was announced today by Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss (pictured) and NT Chief Minister Adam Giles. FULL STORY »

Development office for Alice: Giles

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The Territory Government will establish a new Central Australia Development Office in Alice Springs as part of its campaign to bring investment to the North, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles.

 

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Fuel talkfest tightly stage-managed, says Labor

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  Yesterday’s fuel price summit was carefully stage-managed event did not allow questions or comments from attendees which prompted audience frustration,  writes Leader of the Opposition Delia Lawrie.

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Economy, air fares still affecting Masters Games

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Entries for the Masters Games starting on the weekend are likely to be on par with 2012, 2010 and 2008, but still well below the pre Global Financial Crisis event in 2006. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Picture: Jason Eecen leads the field in a heat of the Australian BMX nationals just concluded in Alice Springs. Senior riders will now be taking part in the Masters Games. PHOTO: Philip Drummond, Live For This.

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