Paul Lelliott, Posted May 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm and …

Comment on Advocate: Getting it wrong on their big day by Erwin Chlanda.

Paul Lelliott, Posted May 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm and others:
Many thanks for your encouraging comments!
We have a readership of around 18,000 (we always publish current monthly figures from Google Analytics – see this page). It’s the best in town.
We have a searchable archive of around seven million words, reaching back to 1997. And we published, so far, just under 15,500 readers’ comments – many of them absolute treasures of information and analysis.
Kieran and I also have a clientele of media buyers in Australia and overseas we’ve been supplying for 30 years. But our hearts are in Alice.
We’re proud to be a forum for civilised debate. As for taking up the issues raised in our pages, well, you’ll have to talk to our leaders and those who elect them.
All the best, and – Paul – keep up your ambassadorship!
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

Recent Comments by Erwin Chlanda

A bridge too far? A tunnel may be the answer.
“Dr Ongo”: Thank you! I know at least five of them. I will speak with them, and I will report the results. I will also seek your advice.
ERWIN CHLANDA, Editor


A bridge too far? A tunnel may be the answer.
Hi Domenico: No confusion here. As you seem to be pointing out, community leaders proposing “viable options, each backed up with factual data” are pretty thin on the ground. To wait for them to spring into action is silly, and complaining if they don’t is a waste of time.
The initiatives need to come from the people, whom the politicians are meant to be serving, by doing as they are told.
The Alice Springs News Online is far from presenting a “solution”. We are presenting facts from authoritative sources and background from our story archive.
As you can see, a discussion has started, with further contributions of fact, as a result of which consultation can occur – from the people to the pollies, not the other way round.
The government imposed “preferred solution” elsewhere has just taken a big hiding, as we all have seen.
By the way, if you can name an Aboriginal spokesperson with unchallenged authority on the subject, please let us know.
ERWIN CHLANDA, Editor


A bridge too far? A tunnel may be the answer.
Hi Domenico: “Serious community consultation?” You are taking part in it right now, right here.
The Alice Springs News Online is now in its 26th year. We’ve published 17,242 readers’ comments since July 29, 2011, each of them moderated to ensure decorum, and giving a voice to the broad spectrum of opinion in our community. This is not counting Letters to the Editor nor frequent comment pieces by guest writers.
We reach an average of 18,000 readers (see the regularly updated web traffic boxes on every page). AND we’re locally owned.
ERWIN CHLANDA, Editor


CLP propaganda courtesy of a Senate office?
Hi “Spot”: Thank you for your comment. We have had many reports about the importance of the Outback Highway – google this site!
To promote this project through his office is clearly part of Senator Scullion’s job. To promote the CLP is not.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


Can Jacinta Price sit in Town Council and Federal Parliament?
@ Hal Duell: That would leave the question of her four year commitment to the Town Council by Cr Price.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


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