Tag Archives: Araluen

CLP candidate Ryan compromised as town’s negotiator



Should he be able to use his $100,000 job as Mayor (pictured, ABC News) campaigning against the government poised to invest $70m in the town for the Aboriginal art gallery and cultural centre, and more for the CBD? COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Home-coming for the foundation works of Western Desert art

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The foundation works of the Western Desert art movement have returned home, perhaps not to West Camp at Papunya where the spark was lit in the song, dance and body painting of prolonged ceremonies starting in the warm months of late 1970, but to Alice Springs where the first paintings on board arrived, beginning their journey to international renown, writes KIERAN FINNANE. FULL STORY »

Gunner muzzles Independents, now seven of them

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Chief Minister denies the growing number of cross benchers support staff anywhere near the level enjoyed by his government’s members, writes Robyn Lambley MLA, Independent Member for Araluen. FULL STORY »

Independents now ineffective?

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Is Robyn Lambley (at left) in breach of the Electoral Act by touting a new party, asks her former opponent in Araluen, Steve Brown (at right). FULL STORY »

Large number of cars vandalised at Araluen

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Movie screening interrupted to tell patrons many cars had been damaged. Graffiti points to gang. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 1.24pm on day of publication and May 19 at 4.47pm.


UPDATE MAY 21 at 8.14am. FULL STORY »

Breadth and depth in Alice Prize – show and winner

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The 40th Alice Prize is “one of the widest-ranging, most comprehensive and exhaustive examples of Australian contemporary art that you will ever see”, its “width and depth” summed up in the winning work chosen by judge, Brian Ritchie (yes, the Violent Femmes punk rocker). KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

White guilt flopped but Okine’s braggadocio worked




Comedian Matt Okine (pictured) takes aim at cooking shows, haters on social media, the badness of Mondays and vegan guilt, writes reviewer MORGAN RICHARDS.


Town’s treasures to see the light of day




… and displayed in pop-up shops, will help town council efforts to re-vitalise the Mall. Painting by Billy Benn Perrurle, Arteyerre 2006.


Greatorex gets the flick




The Centre loses an Assembly seat, but it’s not Araluen. See the new boundaries at a glance.


Never let a chance go by



After years of being mostly a “look, but don’t touch” object, the Residency has been taken out of mothballs, and a stream of visitors and users counters assertions that the CBD is dead. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Heritage Alice Springs Coordinator, Tara Leckey, and volunteer Peter Kay in the living room.