Alice Springs: NT denies youths were taken away in buses before Anthony Albanese visit

Schrodinger’s cat, meet Albo’s school bus. Anthony Albanese’s flying visit to Alice Springs is the talk of the town—but not for the reason he might have hoped. The Prime Minister, accompanied by Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles, made an emergency trip to the troubled outback community earlier this week, where they announced a range … Read more

Alice Springs: Police brace for violence, robberies in crisis town

Alcohol restrictions may have been put in place to try to ease crime in Alice Springs but police have said they are fearful the exact opposite could occur and the town is on the cusp of an outbreak of violence and robberies. “There’s a significant concern that crime will actually rise… because of course people … Read more

Alice Springs town camp residents consider impact of alcohol bans following PM’s crisis visit

As a decision looms as to whether Northern Territory Intervention-era alcohol bans should be reinstated, residents who could be impacted by the potential changes are considering their options. key points: Advice on whether alcohol bans should be reinstated in town camps and remote communities will be given to the prime minister within a week Some … Read more

Alice Springs opening hours: major stores close after dark

A slew of major retailers in Alice Springs will no longer open after nightfall as they grapple with a crime wave in the troubled Northern Territory town. Alice Springs Woolworths will on Monday shorten its opening hours and begin closing at 7pm to protect customer safety, a spokesperson confirmed to “The safety and wellbeing … Read more

Tensions rise in flood-affected Kimberley amid food shortages, alcohol bans as another cyclone forecast

Tensions are simmering in the wake of catastrophic floods in northern WA, as supplies dwindle and a tropical cyclone forecast for the regions threatens to further delay repairs. key points: Derby residents are increasingly frustrated at intermittent food shortages and two-week alcohol restrictions in wake of floods Authorities have assured residents extra barge and aircraft … Read more