Erwin Chlanda

Residential land needs to get cheaper, much cheaper



The myth that the provision of affordable land will in some way have a negative effect on those who own existing property is much to the detriment of our community, its economy and the future of its children. Ask yourself this: What would your house be worth if Alice Springs turned into a ghost town, a FIFO mining camp, or a mere welfare institution? FULL STORY »

We were tricked into signing letter: Native title holders



Two directors of Lhere Artepe (LA) say they were tricked into signing a letter by the native title organisation’s chairman, Noel Kruger. LA is denying the allegation. Benedict Stevens (left) and Matthew Palmer (right) signed the letter to Chief Minister Adam Giles, with copies to Senator Nigel Scullion and MHR Warren Snowdon, as directors of LA. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Adam Giles, not Aborigines, raised nuke dump near Alice



It was Chief Minister Adam Giles, not Aboriginal land holders, who raised the possibility of a nuclear dump near Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PICTURED (from left): Matthew Palmer, Benedict Stevens, Russell Bray and Lesley Tickner reveal details.

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Bess Price hits back on nuke dump

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Bess Price (pictured) has rejected out of hand Labor suggestions that she may be involved in plans for a nuclear dump in her electorate of Stuart. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Pilot in Alice balloon disaster goes to gaol again



One of the two pilots in the balloon collision which killed 13 people in Alice Springs on August 13, 1989, received a five year sentence for fraud in the Gympie District Court last week. PHOTO: Image of balloon flights in Alice Springs on the web today.


OneSteel to close



The town’s biggest steel supplier, OneSteel, will be closing, ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Native title owners don’t want nuke dump, have brawl over land



A nuclear dump is not wanted near Alice Springs and the Aboriginal people promoting it do not have native title rights to land north of town, says Lhere Artepe, the town’s native title organisation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Bess Price must come clean on nuclear dump




Parks Minister and Member for Stuart, Bess Price, must come clean about her activities around the possible nomination of a nuclear waste dump site in her electorate of Stuart, writes Gerry McCarthy, Shadow Minister for Resources.


When adults turn into kids who make the town famous


Once a year in Alice Springs, dozens of grown-ups turn into kids again and have a ball: they transform into Vikings, pirates, captains, commodores, midshipmen, petty officers, sailors and dozens of other fantastic characters. It’s the Henley on Todd, of course, one of those made-in-Alice events that have made the town famous the world over. ERWIN CHLANDA was there. For story, photos and video


Maurie Ryan: ‘I am going to sue’



Central Land Council chairman Maurie Ryan says he will demand a Federal Government enquiry into the council, and sue to maintain his position, so he can continue his mission for transparency of multi-million dollar property deals and the management of the statutory body representing 24,000 Aboriginal people. He spoke this morning to ERWIN CHLANDA.  Mr Ryan is pictured with supporters in a  previous leadership tussle, Marie Elena Ellis and Frank Ansell. FULL STORY »