Erwin Chlanda

Now $90m earmarked for Aboriginal gallery

2599 Aboriginal Art Directory SMp2411 Lauren Moss presser 150A surprise a minute with the town’s biggest project on the drawing board. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.  Arts Minister Lauren Moss is pictured with Namatjira MLA Chansey Paech and Phillip Watkins, CEO of Desart.

 

UPDATE: Minister Moss provided a statement at 5.17pm, explaining the role of the two galleries. FULL STORY »

Scholarships of up to $60,000 for Aboriginal students

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$15,000 a year for “Aboriginal Territorians who want to pursue a career in education” announced by Minister for Education Selena Uibo (pictured) this morning. FULL STORY »

Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor

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Councillor Jimmy Cocking (pictured) is speaking out about a code of conduct process on which there are finally some findings. It dates back to an event in January this year, has been conducted in secrecy, into allegations not publicly disclosed, made by a person still unknown and investigated by a government appointed committee whose membership has been kept secret. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 5.28pm: Department answers questions from the Alice Springs News Online – well, some of them. FULL STORY »

Top committee grapples with tourism development in the North

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More than 17 million tourists visiting Northern Australia in 2014/15 and spending 10 billion dollars is a fact that could be expected to send the pulse rate up a notch or two. But despite its stirring title, “Northern Horizons – Unleashing Our Tourism Potential”, the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia report, at least judging by its chapter six, is short on excitement, specific initiatives and detail that could further crank up the industry. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Gallery reference group co-chairpersons announced

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Franchesca Cubillo (at right), senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, and Dr Gerard Vaughan AM (at left), former director of the National Gallery of Australia, have been announced as co-chairpersons for the reference group of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery. FULL STORY »

Government to spend $67m on youth database

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The NT Government is spending nearly $67m on a “Client Management System Alignment program … providing a 360 degree view of a child”. That is $33,333 per child, using number of children, 2007, whose families received family support casework services in 2026-17. Meanwhile social media posts reflect public frustration. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Go north, young man

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Just 5% of Australia’s population living in the top half the nation’s land mass are producing 60% of its exports. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from a Northern Australia Development and Trade presentation this morning. FULL STORY »

Syphilis outbreak: More resources needed

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The current combined action of governments and the community controlled sector must be supported by sufficient resources to end this longstanding and damaging outbreak, says the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance. Image: Lesions of secondary syphilis on tongue. FULL STORY »

Deputy Mayor Paterson: Don’t stop now!

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Gullies, creekbed and scrub – the Alice Springs Town Council should be strutting its stuff. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA FULL STORY »

Air traffic: Looking down on Alice

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Qantas flights: What’s good for The Rock is less than half as good for The Alice. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE Nov 15 Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon says changes to the Qantas and Jetstar network are at the expense of Territorians in Central Australia.

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