Erwin Chlanda

‘Payback 7′ hearing: ‘They was punching him a lot of times.’

DAY TWO

 

Kumunjayi Pollard appeared to be dead when his body was dumped off the north Stuart Highway on February 13 last year. It was discovered two days later. Seven men face court over his death, six charged with murder, one with being an accessory after the fact. KIERAN FINNANE  reports on this morning’s eye-witness account. FULL STORY »

Cr Eli Melky: the good and the bad

 

 

 

Cr Eli Melky (pictured) loses his bid on pouring out grog – all goes in the dirt if you drink in public – but he strikes a blow for transparency; economic development in the bush gains traction and the council finally gets into the loop on town planning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Alison spooking the horses – someone has to do it!

 

 

Alison Anderson: Love her or loathe her, she does tend to expose our Legislative Assembly as a house of mendacity and mediocrity. FULL STORY »

Desert Knowledge probe continuing, No 2 man quits

 

 

 

The NT Government’s review of Desert Knowledge is continuing, according to a government spokesman, “looking into the future shape and the various aspects of the Desert Knowledge Precinct. Meanwhile DKA’s number two man, Mike Crowe (pictured)  has jumped ship. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Aboriginal community vies for national Tidy Towns Award

The tiny Aboriginal community of Titjikala south of Alice Springs, having won the top spot for the Territory in the Australian Tidy Towns awards, now hopes to win the Australia wide competition to be announced on Friday at Victor Harbour in South Australia. PHOTO: The Titjikala Civil Works team (from left to right) Dennis Douglas, Darren Wilyuka, Kevin Moneymoon, Malcome Moneymoon, Desmond Jack and Dougie Wells with Heimo Schober, CEO Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT (third from left) and Dave MacGregor, Shire Service Coordinator (fifth from left) in stand proudly in front of the children’s park and shaded family seating. FULL STORY »

Alcohol restrictions: equal treatment for black and white

 

 

Alcohol!  Alcohol!  Alcohol! Here we go again. It’s not often I find myself agreeing with Barb Shaw, however it’s about time the endless pointless circular debate about alcohol abuse and restrictions reached the blatantly obvious and only conclusion that will bring it to an end. FULL STORY »

Anderson not losing sleep over dismissal from CLP

 

 

Rebel Parliamentarian Alison Anderson expects to be dismissed from the Alice Springs branch of the CLP but she says she will wear this as a badge of honour for someone whose main focus is representing her electorate. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Ms Anderson and Mr Giles in more harmonious days.
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Fast response to 000 calls

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I am pleased to report dramatic improvement in the time it takes for police to answer calls to both triple-zero and the police assistance line in Central Australia over recent months, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles. FULL STORY »

IAD Café ‘temporarily’ closed

 

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The board and management of the Institute of Aboriginal Development regrets to advise the general public that the IAD Café will be temporarily closed, writes Patricia Turner, Chairperson, Institute for Aboriginal Development. FULL STORY »

Ayers Rock Resort: what’s in it for us?

What’s the Ayers Rock Resort doing for us in Central Australia? Its number of visitors is pretty close to that of Alice Springs but, per head, the Ayers Rock Resort makes twice as much money out of them. Since the Indigenous Land Corporation bought the resort it has added a convention centre, a National Indigenous Training Academy, its Indigenous staff numbers have skyrocketed and by June there will be 32 flights a week. Is Alice Springs, far from still being the gateway to The Rock as Paul Everingham had intended it to be, facing a cashed-up competitor? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Tourism NT gives the resort prominence in its promotion of Central Australia. FULL STORY »