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LGBTIQ advocacy group Rainbow Territory has called for the Northern Territory government to urgently progress anti-discrimination law reform after recent allegations of racial segregation in Alice Springs. Last week ABC News reported local hotel Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis allegedly instructed employees to direct guests from Aboriginal communities into designated rooms for the same price …

Tributes have flowed for a US actor, writer and LGBTI activist who died last week while on a hike in central Australia. Matt Palazzolo, 33, is believed to have suffered heatstroke while climbing Mount Sonder on the popular Larapinta Trail, west of Alice Springs. Local police told the ABC Palazzolo and a companion had become …

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Australia’s first openly gay indigenous politician Chansey Paech used his maiden speech at the opening of the new Northern Territory parliament to share his pride as the face of diversity in the Top End. Chansey Paech said he entered the chamber “eternally proud of who I am and where I come from”. “I own it …

Performers and artists will converge on the Red Centre this week for the Alice Springs Pride Carnivale September 1st-3rd. The festival gets under way on Thursday, the first day of spring, with an art exhibition at Yubu Napa Gallery. “It will be great to see everyone’s creativity on display,” says gallery owner, Ric Farmer. On …

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