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2014

Issue 1

January 1, 2014

The weapon police cannot find is sometimes a car. By

Inquiry must examine alcohol harms across entire community. By

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the tip …. By

Is misuse of alcohol only an Indigenous issue?. By

Booze probes must deal with passive welfare: Elferink. By

Federal Parliamentary Inquiry embarrassing for CLP. By

Holiday makers spend more in 2013, still below 5 year peak. By

Crack in CLP ranks on alcohol supply. By

Public housing for workers or welfare recipients?. By

Desert Knowledge ‘flagship’ more front than substance?. By

Issue 1

January 1, 2015

A climate of local opportunity for 2015. By

Learning from the hunter-gatherers. By

More bike, car places in the 40th Finke. By

Inspiration from the roads of a big country. By

Keep MVR open, says Opposition. By

Local firms short-changed by government: councillor. By

Dining like kings with a bushman of high degree. By

Crime again where it was when CLP came to power. By

Alice’s Anna Miers tops the Territory. By

Melanka building would obscure unequalled backdrop. By

Issue 10

March 7, 2014

Bonanni’s message to fellow councillors, town. By

Rubbernecks (we love you!) by numbers. By

‘Old Mission’ at Hermannsburg open again. By

Elkedra jackeroo: ‘Death Adders’ and The Boss. By

The big dollars of oil and gas in The Centre. By

Rift deepens between Melky and the rest. By

NT Government bungling release of impaired woman. By

IAD cafe to close, but hope in new training scheme. By

Iain Campbell: reflections on an artist’s life and times. By

Graffiti vandalism in mall. By

Issue 11

March 14, 2014

Alcohol restrictions: equal treatment for black and white. By

Anderson not losing sleep over dismissal from CLP. By

Fast response to 000 calls. By

IAD Café ‘temporarily’ closed. By

Ayers Rock Resort: what’s in it for us?. By

Land council power struggle not over?. By

Bicycle riders in circles

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Water usage cap likely to be on agenda again. By

Tenders closed for complex on Melanka site. By

Alice, take charge of alcohol measures. By

Issue 12

March 31, 2014

Wide Open Space: Zeitgeist goes bush. By

Town Council wants Chief Minister for talks about crime in Alice. By

Berrimah Line the winner in Blain. By

Cops less often at bottleshops. By

Perkins resigns as probe into Mbantua Festival starts. By

Administrators untangle web of native title group’s businesses. By

Louts hassle shop keepers, customers in Mall. By

Adam Giles’ squandered opportunity. By

More trouble at DASA. By

‘Boneless hand varial’ at first Alice skateboarding titles. By

Issue 13

April 14, 2014

Federal Budget to hit Centre hardest. By

We need to spend more, not less, to get out of the slump. By

Should their parents, carers be prosecuted?. By

Federal cuts spell end to local film society. By

Two new supreme courts, no expenses spared. By

My sister was killed, allegedly in an alcohol fueled incident. By

Why Alice Springs’ own ocean beach is doing so well. By

Let the Anderson show continue …. By

Mercilessly enforcing rules against drunks, thieves, deadbeats. By

Do police take action against carers of young delinquents?. By

Issue 14

May 5, 2014

Electricity cost still up in the air, cuts by Feds a worry for council. By

No need to declare interest: Paech. By

Massive drop in crime, Ministers claim. By

Skatepark ‘mudmap’ is not a final design. By

Tollner exploiting other people’s misery, says Anderson. By

Salvos to seek donations for tough times ahead. By

Federal Budget to hit Centre hardest. By

Ulysses bikers: On the road again. By

Spend NT Budget money urgently, says Chamber of Commerce. By

Budget: Scullion’s Aboriginal Affairs agenda. By

Issue 15

May 17, 2014

The day the funding died …. By

Immersed in metal. By

Advertising Alice Cinema. By

Advertising Transport Hall re Finke. By

EXCLUSIVE: Desert Knowledge: management, board to be replaced after crushing report. By

Amanyi’s story. By

ADVERTISING. By

Skinny latte with daring texts and probing photos. By

The Centre’s winning literature. By

Dogs to scare kids as cops are busy at bottleshops. By

Issue 16

May 31, 2014

Immersed in metal. By

More than a driveway, it’s a story. By

Sitzlers win Kilgariff subdivision contract. By

Beyond beauty. By

Advertising Tank City. By

Desert Knowledge: Return on investment – a second look. By

EXCLUSIVE: Desert Knowledge: management, board to be replaced after crushing report. By

Amanyi’s story. By

ADVERTISING. By

Skinny latte with daring texts and probing photos. By

Issue 17

June 7, 2014

Yarning around the campfire? Not here, mate.. By

Telstra to fix mobile reception, but it will take a while. By

Advertising. By

Shopping for a hijab can be fun. By

Time to hold the line on carbon.. By

Ministers mum on threat to West MacDonnells, tourism promotion fiasco. By

A lesson from mining that went bad. By

The Horror comes to cinema, live & on screen. By

‘Gift’ costs ratepayers $75,000. By

Salt mine near Alice planned to be region’s biggest private employer. By

Issue 18

June 14, 2014

‘Alice water plan out of sight & mind of locals’. By

Stop skimping on WiFi, Alice. By

NT pays back to mining industry almost all its royalties. By

Alice Springs ED was initiative of Federal and Territory Labor. By

NTG should release Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Act review. By

CSIRO staff in Alice Springs protest over funding cuts. By

New Emergency Department delivering results. By

The joy of an Hour of Power. By

Assaults and alcohol-related assaults down Territory-wide. By

Boot camps could be what troubled youths need. By

Issue 19

June 21, 2014

ADVERTISING. By

A show of ‘quiet and intriguing discoveries’. By

Catch up with the whole town at the Show. By

New player in aged care. By

Ryan earning more from govt. jobs than for being Mayor. By

Government mum on pay for Mayor Ryan. By

Cost of living in Alice: Who’s feeling the pinch?. By

Busy Mayor Ryan: Benefit for the town?. By

Alice native title organisation out of administration. By

Multi-faith openings of council meetings are a good thing. By

Issue 2

January 7, 2014

Young artist in the making. By

Patronising, paternalistic blow-ins: hands off our kids!. By

A pollie for constituents or the Hotels Association?. By

Do you lose more than freedom when you are sent to gaol?. By

Trady vs treadlie: ute driver blows top. By

The little children are clever. By

Children denied education may need to be taken away. By

Desert Knowledge rejects requests for information. By

Inquiry must examine alcohol harms across entire community. By

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the tip …. By

Issue 21

July 11, 2014

ADVERTISING. By

Issue 27

July 7, 2014

Council to NTG: hands off our public holidays. By

Government shifts from media minding to media monstering. By

White Gums: new plans for rural suburb. By

Super Raelene Bros’ Revolution Day has come. By

Young people in Alice Springs: pawns in political games?. By

ABC story celebrates NAIDOC Week by omissions. By

New Desert Knowledge CEO picked?. By

Alice Show: top attractions go up in smoke. By

‘Born & bred’ Renee worked her way up to bank manager. By

$3.5m for Chief Minister spin, says Opposition. By

Issue 28

July 11, 2014

Thunder in The Alice. By

Work starts on 250 affordable housing dwellings. By

Mantle of mental health care withdrawn. By

Drugs found on bus from Adelaide. By

Why do we not think BIG about tourism?. By

Electricity prices coming down: Tollner. By

Artists bring landscape into Alice Plaza. By

Global travellers meet at the crossroads of the world. By

Council to NTG: hands off our public holidays. By

Necks tucked in on Racial Discrimination Act. By

Issue 29

July 17, 2014

Enigmatic, present in the moment, with grunt on Thursday nights. By

Annual Collectors Fair. By

Racial vilification law change: Council adopts policy. By

Fracking key to immense NT resource wealth: Santos. By

Bring in open and fair planning appeal rights. By

Government cuts to curtail family daycare. By

Canberra, Darwin – hand in hand getting it wrong. By

Stuart is holding the wrong rifle. By

Fracking company says it has deals with Central Land Council. By

Central Land Council retreats deeper into its bunker. By

Issue 3

January 17, 2014

Alice Plaza: no plans to front the street. By

After rocky start, life skills village seems on track. By

Who pays for pedestrian crossing? You work it out.. By

Alice is home. By

How to diversify our economy: Labor’s view. By

Gap pedestrian crossing goes, Feds waive refund. By

National Trust may sell off historic house. By

Cr Paech: Alice needs boost not blame from Giles. By

Ryan vs Liddle: beyond mediation. By

Is NT Government turning its back on CBD project?. By

Issue 30

July 25, 2014

Adam Giles, not Aborigines, raised nuke dump near Alice. By

Bess Price hits back on nuke dump. By

Bess Price must come clean on nuclear dump. By

When adults turn into kids who make the town famous. By

Desert Fest parade to climax in Anzac Oval. By

Rock tour report stirs hornet’s nest. By

NT tour bus industry self-regulates on fatigue. By

Melky accuses Brown of conflict of interest. By

NTG still looking to Cape York schools. By

Thousands at Old Timers Fete. By

Issue 31

August 12, 2014

‘Giles government worst in nation’. By

Law & order success; less Rock in tourism pitch. By

Small is good in boosting Alice economy. By

Cops at bottlos a winner, says Congress. By

Giles got Alice included in northern development: Chamber. By

Not so happy birthday for CLP government. By

Tollner resigns as Deputy and from Cabinet. By

‘Felicity ain’t moving’. By

‘What holds you, the beauty or the damage?’. By

Giles evades question on Alice nuke dump. By

Issue 32

August 19, 2014

Jailing the poor helps NT manage economy. By

In Centre, roads, energy dominate development report. By

Let the festivals multiply!. By

Lowest number of August property crimes in four years. By

Tollner rejected, Anderson says Giles phoned PUP. By

Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill: Unjustified division. By

Changing school holidays? It’s a hard one.. By

Northern development: Alice off to hesitant start. By

Native title meeting invalid?. By

Community-based handymen to save money. By

Issue 33

September 5, 2014

Blackfellers buggering around whitefellers, where’s the off button?. By

Town planning: A commission for the people?. By

A life lived at the frontier of enormous change. By

Building height vs economy debate in secret, so far. By

Attempted car-jackings by youths – Lawrie. By

Today is World Peace Day. By

8 storeys, 600 car parks, builder with Alice roots: Melanka. By

Neil Murray returns to The Centre. By

Price turns back on Whitegate after using it in her election campaign: Lawrie. By

Francis Kelly new CLC chairman. By

Issue 34

September 25, 2014

Labor draws first spot on ballot paper in Chief Minister’s seat. By

Giles: No more Mr Nice Guy on fuel prices. By

Open letter to Neville Perkins: Mbantua Festival debts are a public issue. By

Mbantua Fest debts matter between company, creditors: Perkins. By

The power of ‘we’. By

Community Bank sponsors life saving equipment. By

Fact follows fiction. By

Kings Canyon traditional owners ask government to disallow mining. By

“Please explain” issued to fuel companies. By

Darwin’s 90 metre building “glass ceiling” may go. By

Issue 35

October 3, 2014

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

Bush community: E. coli scare over. By

Eastside, a great little suburb. By

Giles: No more Mr Nice Guy on fuel prices. By

Anti fracking rally on Saturday. By

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

Development office for Alice: Giles. By

Fuel talkfest tightly stage-managed, says Labor. By

Economy, air fares still affecting Masters Games. By

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

Issue 36

October 10, 2014

CLC says ‘no’ to nuke dump. By

Where to now for council and Stuart statue?. By

MacDonnell communities hope for Territory Tidy Towns win. By

Campaign donations: what a mess!. By

Alice bakery to close. By

Gough Whitlam: first Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. By

Giles ducks allegations, Electoral Commission refuses probe. By

The light work of many hands. By

‘Massive swing’ against Labor in Casuarina – Giles. By

Who’s angry in Casuarina?. By

Issue 37

October 25, 2014

Pipeline: Is Adam Giles loyal to NSW or the NT?. By

Alice tour firm wins awards in difficult times. By

Stories told in jetty plaques. By

Town council canes Chief Minister – twice. By

Lawrie calls for support of petition against TIO sale. By

Bye-bye TIO, hello massive flood insurance premiums?. By

Zoning approval for White Gums subdivision. By

Government by staged media event. By

Not just the height, but also the look. By

CLC says ‘no’ to nuke dump. By

Issue 38

November 12, 2014

$500m university, ‘techno’ plans for Desert Knowledge. By

Whitegate: nation born under a tin shelter?. By

Giles snubs Alice Springs on TIO and flood risk. By

Culture: Alice sells itself short. By

Virgin to fly Adelaide – Alice – Darwin. By

Housing boost, with help from the government. By

Alice business set to turn global competitor. By

Feds announce road funding. By

Locals made their point to G20 on climate. By

Leasing to Territory Housing can void home insurance. By

Issue 39

November 22, 2014

Reshuffle: Giles takes tourism, health to Elferink. By

What he said about the rape, murder of which he was convicted. By

Alice: Little town with lots of brains. By

Big projects: Done deals and wriggle room. By

Escapee recaptured. By

Education funding doesn’t add up: COGSO. By

Full steam ahead on gas while tourism languishes. By

Being a cowboy: not all it’s made out to be. By

A new railway station, hotel in Whittaker Street?. By

Give Alice a thought over the holiday season. By

Issue 4

January 23, 2014

Let’s not allow Aboriginal recognition to be hijacked. By

Single, unemployed, and back on my bike. By

Prisons cost us four times national average. By

Open speed limit starts tomorrow. By

New courts: new building project for CBD. By

Snapping Henley on Todd out of its midlife crisis. By

Pollies on Alice youth: he said, she said. By

‘They are afraid for their children’. By

Minister says ‘no’ to further Mbantua Festival grant. By

Alice Plaza and the street: can we try a bit harder?. By

Issue 40

December 13, 2014

The weapon police cannot find is sometimes a car. By

A climate of local opportunity for 2015. By

Learning from the hunter-gatherers. By

More bike, car places in the 40th Finke. By

Inspiration from the roads of a big country. By

Keep MVR open, says Opposition. By

Local firms short-changed by government: councillor. By

Dining like kings with a bushman of high degree. By

Crime again where it was when CLP came to power. By

Alice’s Anna Miers tops the Territory. By

Issue 5

January 31, 2014

Elkedra jackaroo: blackfella, whitefella business. By

Cover-up: Australia’s or Pilger’s?. By

Council applying a gag or streamlining?. By

Pressure building on the grease trap issue. By

Stuart statue: should council give it back?. By

Where did we in The Alice all come from?. By

A drunk costs the Territory 4.5 times the national average. By

Offices? Court house? Either way no say for public.. By

Centre operators win gold tourism awards. By

Land councils a tool of oppression, not advancement. By

Issue 6

February 7, 2014

Elkedra jackaroo: blackfella, whitefella business. By

Cover-up: Australia’s or Pilger’s?. By

Council applying a gag or streamlining?. By

Pressure building on the grease trap issue. By

Stuart statue: should council give it back?. By

Where did we in The Alice all come from?. By

A drunk costs the Territory 4.5 times the national average. By

Offices? Court house? Either way no say for public.. By

Centre operators win gold tourism awards. By

Land councils a tool of oppression, not advancement. By

Issue 7

February 14, 2014

Council: Town plan, youth buckpassing, statue, waffling. By

Study of development needs to report by November. By

Let’s say sorry to Mark Egan. By

Big private projects, new town plan for Alice – Giles. By

Most violent year in the NT’s history. By

More police work, not offending, drives up crime rates. By

Neglect of Alice to be on Country Liberals’ agenda?. By

New northern Todd Mall: it’s just not working. By

Alice Springs airport expands solar power station. By

Festival broadens ambitions of Alice Cinema. By

Issue 8

February 21, 2014

Colours of landscape, of dreams across five generations. By

NGOs, who needs them?. By

Have we ever had it as tough in Australia as in other countries?. By

Elkedra jackeroo meets masters of improvisation. By

New action on pregnant women who drink. By

The need for coordinating our multitude of NGOs. By

Police seek suspect in attempted rape. By

Council: Town plan, youth buckpassing, statue, waffling. By

Study of development needs to report by November. By

Let’s say sorry to Mark Egan. By

Issue 9

February 28, 2014

Economic development: Who’s got it right?. By

Centre slow to stake claim in 30 year development study. By

Will town council kill Anzac parade?. By

Mbantua Festival funds not acquitted – government. By

Rifles, cash stolen in Petrick Road. By

Govt still checking how festival grants were spent. By

Colours of landscape, of dreams across five generations. By

Questions about National Trust property. By

NGOs, who needs them?. By

Have we ever had it as tough in Australia as in other countries?. By