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OneSteel to close

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The town’s biggest steel supplier, OneSteel, will be closing, ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Native title owners don’t want nuke dump, have brawl over land

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A nuclear dump is not wanted near Alice Springs and the Aboriginal people promoting it do not have native title rights to land north of town, says Lhere Artepe, the town’s native title organisation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Bess Price must come clean on nuclear dump

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Parks Minister and Member for Stuart, Bess Price, must come clean about her activities around the possible nomination of a nuclear waste dump site in her electorate of Stuart, writes Gerry McCarthy, Shadow Minister for Resources.

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When adults turn into kids who make the town famous

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Once a year in Alice Springs, dozens of grown-ups turn into kids again and have a ball: they transform into Vikings, pirates, captains, commodores, midshipmen, petty officers, sailors and dozens of other fantastic characters. It’s the Henley on Todd, of course, one of those made-in-Alice events that have made the town famous the world over. ERWIN CHLANDA was there. For story, photos and video

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Maurie Ryan: ‘I am going to sue’

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Central Land Council chairman Maurie Ryan says he will demand a Federal Government enquiry into the council, and sue to maintain his position, so he can continue his mission for transparency of multi-million dollar property deals and the management of the statutory body representing 24,000 Aboriginal people. He spoke this morning to ERWIN CHLANDA.  Mr Ryan is pictured with supporters in a  previous leadership tussle, Marie Elena Ellis and Frank Ansell. FULL STORY »

Two years CLP government: The Mayor’s view

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On August 25 it will be two years since the CLP government came to power after 11 years in Opposition. In the first of a series of interviews with community leaders, Editor ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with Mayor Damien Ryan. He is pictured last night with Ian Yarker, vice-president of a Gold Coast Rotary club that meets online. 35 of its members were welcomed at a Council reception. They are in town to help local Rotarians to stage Henley on Todd tomorrow.

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Unstable CLC: Maurie Ryan stood down again

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Central Land Council chairman Maurie Ryan says he has been stood down again but stressed “I am not giving up, I am not standing aside”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Desert Fest parade to climax in Anzac Oval

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The parade which will start the Alice Desert Festival will finish up on Anzac Oval – contrary to earlier expectations. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Last year’s parade.

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Mbantua Festival firm suspected to be insolvent, owes $500,000

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A firm that staged the Mbantua Festival last year has debts of nearly half a million dollars, according to a report by the Office of the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations. Film maker Rachel Perkins (pictured on the set of Bungalow Song, one of the highlights of the festival), is pressing for legal action against the firm’s directors.  ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Rock tour report stirs hornet’s nest

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The magnificent West MacDonnells: Central Australia’s beauty spots, how do we get there and what should it cost?

We are right and our paying customer is wrong: is that, judging from the reaction to issues we raised last week relating to a tour company, the bizarre business model of our tourist industry? ERWIN CHLANDA follows up.

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