What have spooks and Aboriginal Land Councils in common? They don’t have to answer questions under Freedom of Information. And Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion won’t do a thing about it, writes Bakamumu Marika, Chairman of the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation. FULL STORY »
… but infant mortality rate improved between 1998 and 2014, reveals the just released Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report. FULL STORY »
Like Amoonguna, the Utopia region wants to be independent from local government for a range of services it normally provides. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Town Council: Feds kick in for Stuart Highway upgrade near Motor Vehicle Registry. Public gets say on dog park. Speed humps – do they work? Solar snags (photo) and push for Youth Patrol to continue. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »
Amoonguna forms company to regain control over repairs, maintenance, the local shop and to get a 99 year lease over its own land, but CLC wants to control the process, says community elder. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Resident despairing over neglect torched his home last year. FULL STORY »
Local creations delight big crowd at a fashion parade. Next year local production may take a further giant step. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Police are looking for the driver of a white or light coloured vehicle seen near the suspected crime site.
He has served notice of a US withdrawal from a “protective” military role in South East Asia and the Pacific, writes Nick Deane, Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, which organised a recent anti Pine Gap conference in Alice Springs.
Central Land Council also calls for more government support for victims of “extreme rate of alcohol consumption”. PHOTO: Tipping out alcohol outside the Congress shop in 1990. Alice Springs News Online archive.