Hi “Ged” (may I encourage you to use your full …

Comment on Masked cops with assault rifles, but where are the parents? by Erwin Chlanda.

Hi “Ged” (may I encourage you to use your full name?): Why do you think Commissioner Kershaw provided footage, or the opportunity of obtaining it, to media showing masked TRG members with military-grade assault weapons travelling in armoured cars, when he was being interviewed about police strategies relating to children in Alice Springs?
And why do you think Chief Minister Michael Gunner felt compelled to tweet subequently: “Police are active in Alice but I can guarantee there are no assault rifles or camouflaged police on patrol. The TRG are in town to support General Duties officers with specialised operational assistance re equipment for night time patrols. All straightforward stuff.”
Stand by for more, I’m working on an update.
Kind regards, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

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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.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


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


Ilparpa dongas depot: Will Tony Smith get a permit?
Thank you, Rod. A definition containing a word that is not defined (“goods” in this case, as you say) isn’t of much use.
From the Planning Scheme:
“Transport terminal” means premises used for the:
(a) loading, discharge or storage of goods in the course of the transport of those goods by air, road, rail or ship;
(b) garaging and basic maintenance of fleet vehicles; or
(c) servicing, repair and garaging or buses.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


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


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