Kieran Finnane

‘Resetting the button’ of Aboriginal men’s identity

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Disturbing events in Tennant Creek this week, including the alleged sexual assault of a two-year-old girl, are an extreme example of a more widespread lawlessness engulfing the lives of too many Aboriginal people. This is what a program called Codes for Life is attempting to confront.  KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

APY artists set to open gallery in central Sydney 

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The gallery will show young and emerging artists alongside the stars and looks to benefits beyond income, such as the partnership between art centres and the National Art School. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill: the nays have it 

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The five conservatives on council last night indicated that they will vote down the compromise motion that council permit “on ceremonial occasions” the Aboriginal flag to be flown on Anzac Hill. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

‘Dangerous, alarming’ property tax strongly opposed by council

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The Territory Government’s proposal of a property tax received a big thumbs down at last night’s Town Council meeting. It was one of a number of areas of agreement among councillors, in contrast to the debate around flying the Aboriginal flag from Anzac Hill.  KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Lightshows: nature can do it so much better

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Why go to the bother and expense of an artificial light show on the Westmacs when nature can do it so much better free of charge? asks ALEX NELSON, supplying a series of 10 photographs to make the point. FULL STORY »

Lifting the curtain on local lives and memories

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Unknown or little known stories of this place will be the focus of two “live arts” programs intended to generate interest around the centre of town over the coming months. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Chief Justice weighs in on judicial conduct controversy

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The Northern Territory needs access to a judicial commission to deal with complaints about judicial conduct such as those “concerning the conduct of the youth justice jurisdiction in Alice Springs”, says Chief Justice Michael Grant. He details a model that will be put to government. FULL STORY »

Congress call: Put full-time police back at bottle-shops

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There has been a large and unacceptable increase in harms since the decision was made to remove the police presence from bottle shops, writes Donna Ah Chee, CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. FULL STORY »

Councillor Satour threatened at Council meeting

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After making a statement to the Town Council on behalf of Arrernte women, Councillor Catherine Satour says she was threatened with violence. She is working with police to identify the person who made the threat. FULL STORY »

What will our cultural celebrations look like in a generation?

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The current social contest over the symbols and meaning of our nation will likely be resolved over the next generation, writes ROLF GERRITSEN. FULL STORY »