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Photo Essay: When the rubber hits the road.

Photo Essay: When the rubber hits the road.

Every Australian small town has a place - or several - outside of town where the local hoons take stolen cars to lay their marks on the road in rubber. Sometimes - if the drivers have skill, a good motor and a nice new set of someone else's tyres - the marks left are almost abstract artworks. Other times, less so.

“Not fit for humans” – the remote housing  crisis in the NT

“Not fit for humans” – the remote housing crisis in the NT

NT housing minister Bess Price admitted that Aboriginal housing was unacceptable. “I’ve visited communities, where the houses have been built in the eighties, and it’s not fit for humans.”

Bird of the week: Rufous-crowned Emu Wren…and a big day ’round Alice Springs

Bird of the week: Rufous-crowned Emu Wren…and a big day ’round Alice Springs

The full story of the Princess Parrots, and those who are frantically seeking them, will have to wait for another day. The recent influx of birders into the Centre, and the restrictions they face accessing the Aboriginal lands that the birds are currently on, prompted my mate Christopher Watson to spend a day travelling around Alice Springs trying to get as many birds as possible in a day's drive close to town.