Hi Gabs and Brent: We’re not denying that local businesses …

Comment on NATS benefit to economy open to question by Erwin Chlanda.

Hi Gabs and Brent: We’re not denying that local businesses benefitted from the NATS. We’re just demanding accurate figures about the extent of that benefit.

As taxpayers I’m sure you would like that information as well. We’ll do our best to bring it to you.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News Online

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Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor
Hi Hal: Because of the absurd secrecy that surrounds this process we can only guess that it was triggered by a comment Cr Cocking made about a report headed “Let’s have an Australia Day when we are ready for it” which we published on January 31 this year.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Discussions are nice but actions are needed
Hi Richard Bentley: Well, this letter from Hayley was published seven days ago. Fairly current?
Cheers, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Government deception clouds gallery debate
Hi Jeffrey, please identify the parts of my report that you consider biased, and give the reasons for your opinion.
Kind regards, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


NATS: Petrol heads rule
Hi Alana: To give us the number of cars entered would have been a computer click for the organisers versus hours of searching for us to find the car with the highest number. Why the secrecy?
We still don’t know how many cars were from Alice and how many from outside.
We still don’t know how many tickets were sold. Again, why the secrecy?
That’s the kind of research a diligent journalist undertakes when $1.3m – best guess – of taxpayers’ money is spent on a weekend of entertainment.
If it brings money into the town then let’s have the facts to substantiate and quantify that.
Let it grow? Absolutely. Many of our 19,000 plus readers are spread across the nation and the world. We cover most of the great events in The Centre. We report on a myriad of economic opportunities. Many of our 18,000 plus comment writers (so far) contribute to that vital discussion.
But our readers want us to tell the whole story, and they know we will.
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Stagnant CBD; industrial land, rental shortage; houses hold
Hi Chansey, many thanks for your response about industrial land.
Please respond also to these follow-up questions:-
• When can we expect further industrial land to become available at Brewer Estate and elsewhere?
• How much?
• Will it be fully serviced?
• Are Brewer and Arumbera subject to native title, and if so, have negotiations started with the native title holders?
• Who makes the decision about what is “heavily” impacting or not?
• What is being done about stopping wide-spread “questionable business activities” already in progress in rural residential areas?
Kind regards,
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


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