Erwin Chlanda

Building of Parsons Street court to start soon

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Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year on the new Alice Springs Supreme Court, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles.

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Mereenie Loop Road on the never-never

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Transport Minister Peter Styles (pictured) is giving no time frame for the sealing or even the upgrading of the Mereenie Loop Road, a key in efforts by the tourism industry to make Alice Springs again the gateway to The Rock. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Giles to double Indigenous public servants

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Chief Minister Adam Giles said he has given instructions for the percentage of Aborigines in the NT public service to be doubled from 8% to 16%. He was speaking at the graduation ceremony at the Batchelor Institute today, when Kathryn Gilbey (pictured with Professor Markham Rose) was honoured as the first student to complete a PhD. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.  FULL STORY »

Steering committee for national Indigenous art centre

A steering committee to create a national Indigenous art centre in Alice Springs will be set up in the next couple of months. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Seniors seek review of cuts in NT Budget

Seniors are urging the NT Government to overturn unfair changes to its Seniors Concession Scheme which were announced in the NT’s 2014 Budget, writes Margaret Borger, National Seniors NT Policy Advisory Group Chair. FULL STORY »

In Centre, roads, energy dominate development report

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Improvements of road, rail and natural gas infrastructure in Central Australia are prominent in the final report of the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia tabled by MHR Warren Entsch (pictured) in Federal Parliament yesterday, but under the headings Water Capture and Storage Infrastructure, Aquifer Management and Agricultural Development Schemes, The Centre doesn’t rate a mention. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Bess Price seeks ideas for ‘exceptional opportunities for investment in our parks’

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Parks Minister Bess Price (pictured) is calling on people with big ideas to submit an expression of interest for new tourism and business developments in Northern Territory parks and reserves.

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Bess Price washes her hands of Whitegate

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Community Services Minister Bess Price this afternoon denied having any responsibility for the embattled Whitegate camp. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

‘A departmental officer will facilitate discussions next week to determine if additional strategies can be implemented to improve participation levels’ at the Golf Club’s work for the dole scheme.

The Federal Department of Employment has today provided a response to questions the Alice Springs News Online asked a week ago about the work for the dole scheme at the Alice Springs Golf Club. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Lowest number of August property crimes in four years

Alice Springs Police continue to crack down on property related crime, recording the lowest number of unlawful entries in August for the last four years, writes Leith Phillips, Detective Acting Senior Sergeant. FULL STORY »