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.

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...

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.

Competitive fires ignite in a soaring race for supremacy

Nathan Coates The heat is always on for hot air balloon racers - and that's just the way they like it.

Russian embassy set up to intercept secrets: ASIO

Ivan Stenin (right) Geronty Lazovik

Philip Dorling Russia used its embassy in Canberra to intercept Australian intelligence and political communications, targeting the capital's main telecommunications tower, the Defence Department, Australian...

Scientists warn bushfire season getting longer

firefighters in Elemore Vale

Craig Butt, Lara O'Toole A bushfire season that starts in spring and stretches well into autumn could be new norm.

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...

Desert secrets

Spies in the Never-Never: An aerial view of Pine Gap, the joint US-Australian listening and tracking base at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs.

It is a piece of America. At least that's the vibe in the large cafeteria at the top-secret Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap near Alice Springs.

US drone strikes guided from outback

<em> Illustration: Michael Mucci </em>

Philip Dorling Central Australia's Pine Gap spy base played a key role in the United States' controversial drone strikes involving the ''targeted killing'' of al-Qaeda and Taliban chiefs, Fairfax Media can reveal.

January heatwave smashes 80-year high

Peter Hannam A RECORD was set last month for Australia's hottest average temperature for January.

Spy program tracks 'nearly all' web use

Philip Dorling Top-secret US intelligence documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed details of a key signals intelligence program used by the Australian intelligence community to harvest...

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Dark clouds and red dirt


ROSALIE Kunoth-Monks, a crusty veteran of indigenous politics, is enjoying the moment. She has Des Rogers, the endorsed Labor candidate for the vast electorate of Namatjira, nibbling like a trout at...

Arrest death avoidable

Prison staff have accused their union of giving inmates the wrong information.

Alana Schetzer The death of an Aboriginal man in police custody was avoidable says NT Coroner.

Blame it on Rio

Michael Palin in Oz to discuss 'Brazil' (Thumbnail)

Tim Young For his latest adventure, travel writer Michael Palin decided to address a 'black hole' in his previous travels and headed to Brazil.

A hearth for the homeless

Kayla Bothwell

Russell Skelton A revolutionary approach to providing shelter for Australia's young homeless could change their lives.

A burden too heavy to carry?

Aborigine drinking

Russell Skelton Why are states relaxing drinking laws in some Aboriginal communities?

Next generation embrace the Anzac spirit

Julia Gillard and Quentin Bryce

Judith Ireland JAMIE BAILEY makes the trip to the Australian War Memorial each year for Remembrance Day.