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CBD regeneration: Don’t mention crime

By ERWIN CHLANDA Public safety was mentioned frequently during the public consultation about “regenerating” the Alice Springs town centre but the resulting report provides little of value. In the Town Council’s latest Mall initiative the final presentation, now up for public comment, does not contain the words CPTED, vandalism, anti-social nor crime. CPTED stands for […]
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Has the beloved Ty brand lost its way in Australia?

For years, Ty products were hero products in toy shops and newsagents in Australia. Built around collecting Ty Beanie Boos and other products, sales were excellent and shoppers were loyal. At the end of 2022 that changed with the decision by Ty in the US to make different arrangements for distribution in many international markets, […]
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POEM: Catching air

This poem is an *IA Writing Competition (fiction category) entry.  POEM: Catching air I drop in late. I am flying again…But I am not quite there, so I cut back hard and I am catching air.We paddled as one; now there is only me.I saw it coming, I can read the sea. The tide had changed. […]
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“Wrong of Passer-By to Walk Past Drunk Barnaby Joyce”, Say LNP Politicians Who’ve Spent Years Walking Past Drunk Barnaby Joyce

Peter Dutton has slammed the person who turned a blind eye to an alcohol-affected Barnaby Joyce last week, saying that was something reserved for him and his party colleagues. “We’ve been walking past Barnaby Joyce half-pissed in Question Time for years. So for some member of the public to all-of-a-sudden think that it’s up to […]