Alice Springs

Alice Springs council protests against cheap alcohol ban in Woolworths and Coles

Peter Martin COLES and Woolworths are under attack in Alice Springs for banning cheap wine in an attempt to force up the alcohol floor price.

Three arrested over Alice Springs sex attack

A 17-year-old youth will appear in the Alice Springs Court today and two others are in custody in relation to an alleged sex attack on two European tourists in the town this week.

Right to die: Ray Godbold and the long darkness

Ray Godbold and his wife Robyn.

Konrad Marshall Ray Godbold knows what it means to die a good death. He has seen people leave the world in (relative) peace, their symptoms mitigated by medication – their circumstance cushioned by the comfort...

Cowley to be pursued over RM Williams company loss

Ken Cowley.

Rory Callinan and Matthew Cranston Former News Corp Australia chief executive Ken Cowley is to be questioned in court over his role in the collapse of farming company RM Williams Agricultural Holdings, which received nearly $10...

Worker's co-operatives: A stake in the businesss

Michael Green Joe Caygill and Dave Kerin are the most unlikely of collaborators: one is a conservative-voting small businessman; the other, a Marx-quoting trade unionist.

Conman plays catch me if you can

Dene Broadbelt

Peter Vincent A cocky New South Wales radio DJ-turned-conman has gone to ground

Senator Bill Heffernan calls for investigation into News Corp carbon scheme

Rupert Murdoch

Rory Callinan and Matthew Cranston The Senate should investigate a scheme which saw $9.19 million of taxpayers' money wasted on a failed carbon farm that was supposed to make Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp carbon neutral, according...

More jobs for Aborigines could put billions into economy

Noel Towell Australia's economic output would be greatly improved if indigenous employment rates could be improved, report says.

Australia, US accessing Indonesian telephone data, leaked documents show


Philip Dorling Newly disclosed documents from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that Australian intelligence efforts against Indonesia do not just target suspected terrorists or key...

Joseph Sparling's Abecedarian approach


Konrad Marshall A ground-breaking education project that changed the lives of disadvantaged children in the US is now being repeated in remote Aboriginal communities.

Jurrah surrenders to SA police

Liam Jurrah.

Adelaide Troubled former Melbourne player Liam Jurrah has handed himself into police a day after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Jurrah pleads not guilty

Liam Jurrah

Adelaide Former AFL footballer pleads not guilty to seriously harming his cousin.

Jurrah 'had crowbar'

Liam Jurrah

Former AFL player had a crowbar at a town camp on the edge of Alice Springs where he allegedly assaulted his cousin, a court has heard.

Jurrah jury to resume deliberations

Liam Jurrah.

The jury in the assault trial of former Melbourne player Liam Jurrah is set to begin its second day of deliberations in Alice Springs.

Not guilty and Jurrah dreams of return to AFL

Xavier La Canna Former Melbourne player Liam Jurrah will walk from court a free man after a jury found him not guilty of seriously harming his cousin in a brawl last year.

Blitz on public service compo

Federal bureaucrats seeking workers compensation payouts face the biggest crackdown in the history of the public service.

Noel Towell Federal public servants seeking workers compensation payouts face the biggest crackdown in decades.

Hopes for harnessing chameleon superpower

Robert Upe An Australian scientist is leading a world-first study into the mystery of how and why animals change colour, with the hope of adapting it for human use.

To have, to hold and to give: getting married for a good cause


Effie Mann More couples are giving something back on their wedding day.

Remembering Hazel, the life of the party

Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke with his wife, Hazel.

Tony Wright Hazel Hawke, gone now, was often a saviour when the chips were down for her husband, Bob.

Hollow promises: an enduring tragedy


Mark Baker Two young Aboriginal men share a terrible bond: the fate of each has become a shameful landmark.