Erwin Chlanda

‘More red tape after dual occupancy move’

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Now we have 300 square metre blocks of residential land but the government is making it hard to build a second home on a 1000 square metre block, says housing industry. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Google Earth image of the Old Eastside, ideally suited for dual occupancy because its blocks are generally big.


Tourism, cattle, mining, oil, gas: The world’s your oyster, Stuart.

2482 Aboriginal stockman SM2483 Scott McConnell SM“It is an asset that Indigenous people, predominantly men, still aspire to work in the pastoral industry,” says Scott McConnell (at right). He decidedly takes a glass-half-full view of economic developments in his sprawling electorate of Stuart during a conversation with editor ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

The APY saga: Evidence suggests dysfunction

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Records from a special general meeting and an executive meeting note motions to terminate the appointment of the general manager but he’s still there. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Watarru community about 200 km south west of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the APY Lands of South Australia.


NT cost of living $1700 a week




Gas development is a must, writes Gary Higgins (pictured), Leader of the Opposition.


NATS benefit to economy open to question

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As NT debt snowballs the government continues to spend millions on “bread and circuses” events: Claims that they are a shot in the arm for the town’s economy are based on attendance figures provided by Major Events chief Andrew Hopper (pictured) which are open to question. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Police clash with protestors

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Protesters allege police kicked a photographer to the ground during a demonstration in Alice Springs today. See video. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


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The hidden costs in the switch to solar

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Going solar seems to be a no brainer, but the devil may be in the measures the government will take when it faces massive losses of earnings from its power generation and distribution assets. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Alice Springs power Station in Sadadeen Valley, 1944.


SA Government mum on cattle deals in APY Lands

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Cattle are being agisted on Aboriginal lands in the top end of South Australia, but the SA government will give no information about any involvement of an organisation which it funds. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Dust cloud rolls in over Umawa, the Canberra of the Pit Lands.


Dreamtime stories in the palm of your hand

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A tour guide from the horse’s mouth: Custodians produce App to tell the stories of their sacred site, its animals and plants. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. 


Partition off Darwin to fix NT’s urban bias: Professor

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“We could establish Darwin as a city-territory in a fashion similar to Canberra and the ACT. With greater access to politicians and ministers, people in Darwin are much more readily able to influence decisions than the people in a place like Yuendumu, for example, who rarely see a politician,” says Professor Rolf Gerritsen (pictured). Report contributed by Patrick Nelson, Charles Darwin University.