When I first read about one year ago that the …

Comment on Alice Springs News defamation case needs to be put into context, says prominent author by Hal Duell.

When I first read about one year ago that the Alice Springs News was being sued, worry set in. I have no way of knowing if the fine of $100,000 is excessive or not, but with costs still to be decided, the total sounds like it could be a lot of money.
If Erwin can’t appeal, then I hope he can, and I hope he will, pay. I say this because Alice Springs and Central Australia would not be better off if the Alice Springs News were to go out of business.
Quite the contrary.
Perhaps some among us need to drink that cup of cement and toughen up. Far, far too precious!

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

No sign of council playing ball on Anzac Oval
This is beginning to feel like stalking. What part of “no” doesn’t this man understand?


Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Once again it seems to be a case of our way or the highway.
When this location debate first came up, I was of the opinion that the Desert Park was the right choice. But then the traditional owners spoke up at the council meeting debating to MOU or not to MOU, and the TOs seemed to be united in wanting any gallery to be south of The Gap.
So what’s the problem?
If revitalising the CBD is truly the aim, build flats there, and build a skate park at the river end of Parsons Street, and make the area vibrant again.


Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Any update from Alex Nelson on the heritage application for the Anzac site?


Cemeteries could be turned into parks
Something to think read, to think about, to cherish: “Quiet City – Walking in West Terrace Cemetery” by Carol Lefevre.
It was first published in 2016 by Wakefield Press and is one of the most engrossing histories I have ever read.


The millions and the misery
@ Eugene’s mate, Posted June 6, 2018 at 1:34 pm
Whoever you are (but clearly someone ashamed of your own name?), please rest assured that the financial wellbeing and accountability of CAAC in no way upsets my peace of mind.
I follow stories in Alice Springs News Online because together they form the mosaic that is Alice Springs. Sometimes these stories are tasty and sometimes bland. Just saying.


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