After five decades netball can move inside. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
After five decades netball can move inside. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Much-loved Alice Springs artist Iain Campbell has died. There will be no more paintings of this place from his penetrating yet warm and humorous eye, from his skilled, well-trained hand. KIERAN FINNANE pays tribute. FULL STORY »
Idyllic billabong or insidious fracking site? The panel will examine 66 “risk themes” but seems to accept industry claims that shale gas production is more benign than coal seam gas, despite both requiring drilling through the water table. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Can we do more to keep our visitors safe? Could the search for the two Germans have started earlier? Is world-wide news reporting of such tragedies harming out tourism industry? Do we need better mobile phone range, and why don’t we use cutting edge technology? By ERWIN CHLANDA.
The problem can be rectified by the present Labor Government taking a tougher stance by amending the Bail Act and the Sentencing Act and maybe even the Criminal Code, write 1 Territory president BRAEDON EARLEY (pictured) and vice-president SUE FRASER-ADAMS.
Whistleblowers now have a place to go, courtesy Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Julalikari is solvent but “had experienced a significant breakdown in its relationships with members, key stakeholders and commercial partners,” writes ANTHONY BEVEN, Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
Only views expressed at hearings or by written submission will be considered, says judge heading up the the Scientific Enquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the NT. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »
Booked in with top echelon federal government advisors, Akeyulerre Inc will present their plans for a centre where Arrernte families can host visitors, locals and tourists alike, who want to learn about Arrernte culture directly from Arrernte people themselves. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »
Councillor Brown says lopping to reduce risk to public is hampered by bureaucratic “absurdity” from sacred sites authority. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE Tuesday 3:13 pm
In a move against fracking, of which they say they weren’t informed, Traditional Owners are seeking a halt to the Tennant Creek to Mount Isa gas pipeline by disallowing land clearing. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Members of the Wakaya Land Trust.
Is a design competition the best way to build a national Indigenous art gallery? Should thinking about a building come before the project establishes roots in the community? And what community is that, how and when will it be involved? KIERAN FINNANE explores some answers. FULL STORY »
Government funding: We still depend on what the donors and the recipients tell us, but the Commonwealth says it is gearing up for independent and transparent assessment. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE from the CAAC 2014/15 financial report.
No Parliamentary debate now till next month, writes Lia Finocchiaro, Deputy Opposition Leader (pictured).
Nigel Scullion announces Commonwealth festivals funding: Top End $188,560. Central Australia nil. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Lambley gets full support for Parliamentary investigation.
Never a dull moment in the fast lane: As traditional owners seek to block the Tennant Creek to Mount Isa gas pipeline, ex Labor Chief Minister Paul Henderson (at right in the picture) and former Liberal Opposition Leader Alexander Downer (next to him) are offering “discreet advice” about how to do business in the Territory. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »
The youth centre gets a new name and millions of dollars, but election promises notwithstanding, “youth” is becoming an afterthought. The place where young people of all races forged friendships over decades has become a monument to the view that bricks, mortar and corrugated iron can solve complex social problems. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Council will ask Power and Water Corporation to remove and replace savaged street trees; commits to climate action; and adopts broad vision of local culture. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »
Labor sings from CLP songsheet on new power station running 100% on fossil fuel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Opening is Jasper Jones, a new film from Rachel Perkins, her fourth. Local emerging film-maker Dylan River also gets an outing in this smorgasbord of films from around the world, writes KIERAN FINNANE. FULL STORY »
There will be more boot camps, improved sentencing and diversion, bail conditions to protect the public, individualised support, options for accommodation and victims’ conferencing to stem growing juvenile delinquency, writes Michael Gunner.
Opposition Leader Gary Higgins says the measures are not tough enough, and the worst offenders will take advantage of the slack bail arrangements.
He puts dates on the next steps to be taken in preparing to build “an architectural symbol of remote Australia”. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured is an artwork at the entrance of Te Puia, the Maori arts and crafts institute at Rotorua, NZ. Choice of illustration is ours. FULL STORY »
Environmental Protection Authority says two major issues are still unresolved as it’s all systems go in Tennant Creek. Resource Minister Ken Vowles (pictured) says his government “is currently working through the appropriate approval processes”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Adam settling into new job, doing noddies for Gina. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
After driving through the sea of buffel grass that is most of Alice Springs at present, my heart lifted at the sight of swathes of dead buffel and couch at Simpsons Gap, writes KIERAN FINNANE. FULL STORY »
Satellite WiFi is still a rocky road but NBN is getting there for people in the outback, writes John Simon, Chief Customer Officer.
Territorians who have already received a $2,000 voucher can access it again. Top is now $4000, writes Chief Minister MICHAEL GUNNER.
Opposition Leader Gary Higgins applauds the move but asks: “What took them so long?”
What’s the forecast? Don’t ask. IMAGE: Clouds at 4:30pm today (Feb 6).
Short-list of sites for community consultation before the end of the financial year and a steering committee sooner, says Chansey Paech, Assistant Minister for the project. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured is the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC, one of Mr Paech’s benchmarks. FULL STORY »
The NT Government, per head of population, spends about three times as much as the states and the ACT. Part One of the series on about that F-word – funding – by ERWIN CHLANDA.
Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured) says the loss has jolted the local CLP branch into action, opening its meeting to outsiders in search of ideas. And the Member for Daly found crime to be the number one concern in The Centre, and is urging that diversion programs such a boot camps get much more funding. He spoke with editor ERWIN CHLANDA.
Tired of the oligarchs? Use the vote to fight them, writes HAL DUELL.
National Audit Office slams the running of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy for which the buck stops with NR Senator Nigel Scullion (pictured), the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.
People outside Darwin won’t get ride share but will be slugged with the charge to cover government losses caused by Uber, writes Independent MLA Robyn Lambley (pictured).
Malcolm Turnbull thinks he has a deal but he concedes it’s all up to Donald Trump. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
March hearings will focus on the detention system, while during the next fortnight the Commissioners will visit New Zealand to see first-hand their alternative approach. FULL STORY »
Commander Danny Bacon tells the Town Council he is very concerned about social media generating “vigilante activity”. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »
Transferring telephone voice services in the bush from copper wire to satellite may not be a good idea, writes Teresa Corbin, CEO of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.
Now one of Australia’s most significant riding destinations, writes race director John Jacoby.
Receiving her award at the Town Council last night, Andrea Mason described Alice Springs as “Australia’s little secret”. KIERAN FINNANE reports on this and other council business. FULL STORY »
Driver clocked at 61 in 40 km/h school zone, says police.
Leadership starts early for some as they receive recognition on Australia Day. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Bowling green will become a car park if the application is approved, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.
The weather held off, the Town Council opened its doors, the flag was raised and 90 people from 25 countries became Australian citizens.
Anti fracking group puts “plum” job for ex Chief Minister with Gina Rinehart under spotlight.
Property crimes in residences and businesses keep courts, police on the hop. FULL STORY »
“People have spoken loud and clear. It is their belief that having on officer at the front counter 24/7 makes them feel safer. We respect that,” says Commander Danny Bacon. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »
Government disappoints on stimulus as commercial break-ins shoot up, writes Opposition Leader Gary Higgins (pictured).
More than 11,000 Chinese visitors a day to see the 12 Apostles over the next fortnight – a market we’re missing out on? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »
$30m in council savings are looking for a place to go: Would a car park bring tourists? Editor ERWIN CHLANDA suggests alternatives in our Rest & Reflection series.
After visiting an Anzac Centenary exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia KIERAN FINNANE reflects on the approach taken at Anzac Hill, where the local experience of war and conflict is entirely absent.
A contribution to our Rest & Reflection series. FULL STORY »
Inclusiveness should be the spirit of Australia Day, writes STEVE BROWN in his contribution to our Rest & Reflection summer series. And he suggests the Seeker’s hit would, as the national anthem, better describe what Aussies are all about.
Fraser, Keating urged review of ANZUS, writes peace activist ALISON BIONOWSKI. IMAGE of Pine Gap by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.
Alice Springs may well find the elusive solution to its summer crime spree, triggering the usual Facebook fury, in Columbia where clowns succeeded and cops failed, writes Richard Bentley in our Rest & Reflection series.
Alice Springs has been described as caterpillar country but where are the caterpillars now? asks Dr FIONA WALSH in this contribution to our Rest & Reflection series.
UPDATE, 20 January 2017, ‘Lost’ 4th totemic caterpillar sighted. FULL STORY »
Harry Williams with friends building Ted Strehlow’s house at Jay Creek: One of the thousands of historical images in the public library collection created by BARRY ALLWRIGHT. He writes in our Rest & Reflection series today.