Tag Archives: Ali Curung

When good news breeds more

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A former mediator in Nepal’s brutal civil war applies some lessons learned in troubled Central Australian communities. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Police investigate death of man

Police investigate death of a man during “unrest” in Ali Curung. FULL STORY »

Second Barkly child tragedy highlights need for urgent action

What family support services, if any, exist in communities like Ali Curung? asks AMSANT chairperson Donna Ah Chee, while calling for urgent implementation of Royal Commission recommendations, full POSI lockdown, removal of take-away alcohol licences from Stuart Highway roadhouses and an end to misinformation in the media. FULL STORY »

Serious Whitefella Stuff: have we got a program for you!




The ‘problem’ of Indigenous affairs is forever being reconceptualized, leading to new policy announcements and programs. A new book tells stories of what happens on the ground, when policy meets practice by living, breathing individuals. KIERAN FINNANE reviews. FULL STORY »

Trouble at the turn-off



Cars, grog, jealousy, death


After a long day’s drinking four carloads of people ended up at the turn-off to Ali Curung on the Stuart Highway, south of Tennant Creek. Most of them lived at Ali Curung and were family or knew one another. Most were a bit drunk, or very drunk. Grog was running low, arguing and jealous fights broke out. And a woman died. KIERAN FINNANE reports.


Pictured: A roadside drinking camp. The inscription on the cross-piece reads, “Let there be light in the darkness.” Photo Courtesy Russell Guy.