@ Darren Burton: Nothing is taboo on this site. The …

Comment on Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen by Erwin Chlanda.

@ Darren Burton: Nothing is taboo on this site.
The Road Transport Hall of Fame was mentioned at the meeting and we reported this correctly. Mr Burton was shown a draft of the report ahead of publication and he raised no objection to the way the Hall of Fame was mentioned.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News Online.

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Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen
Hi Edan Baxter: As you suggest, EVERYBODY is welcome here.
We’re proud to be the town’s ideas forum, without the sometimes grubby stuff appearing elsewhere on the web.
The number of comments from the public on this story alone (47 so far) are a great sign our editorial policy is working for the community we’ve been serving for 21 years – so far.


Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen
@ Ian Sharp, re Todd dam: Many thanks for the comment, Ian. Robert Tickner, Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister at the time, imposed a 20 years ban. This moratorium expired in 2012.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News Online.


Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen
Hi Bob Durnan and Richard Bentley: Thank you very much for your valuable thoughts on the flood mitigation dam issues.
We have extensive coverage of these – google this site.
For example, we published an update on February 10, 2011, referring to the principal government report, by Power and Water, “Alice Flood Mitigation Dam, October 1990.” https://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/1802.html
It concludes that only a dam (not such measures as levee banks) can be effective in big floods, up to those likely to occur every 100 years.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News Online.


Recent Comments by Erwin Chlanda

Territory tourism playing catch-up
Michael Dean, Posted February 2, 2020 at 12:44 pm: The answer, scandalously, is “no”.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
Hi Ian Sharp, “Surprised!” and the other correspondents: Thank you for your comments!
May I suggest that the ambiguity of “Monkey see, monkey do!” has received the discussion it well deserves.
May I propose that we now turn our attention to the essence of the comment by “Liberal” on January 16, as I understand it: Do Aboriginal children have adequate opportunity of observing positive role models who can guide and inspire them on their path to adulthood? If not, what must we do?
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Chance for NT Government to get cracking on fires
Many tanks for your comment, Domenico.
We’re happy to provide you access to our photo archive and publish comparative photos you may like to supply.
More interesting than the 2018 report you refer to would be the report currently being prepared about the fires last summer. As we reported it is still incomplete and when finished, will be withheld from the public.
You state: “I’m not sure that water-bombing aircraft would be very useful in fighting our type of (scrub)fires, outside of the immediate urban area.”
The expert we spoke with had no doubt about that – see one of our earlier our reports about the subject.
When you have clarity about that question please let us and our readers know.
Happy New Year, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Progress for $20bn Sun Cable
@ Surprised: “Very expensive power.” Depends how you look at it: As sunlight is free, the cost of the 30% power lost is zero. It’s not like losing 30% of gas or oil which we would have to buy.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


Mass rally shows fury, distrust for police, government
Hi David, please note our report headed “Bush police station broken into, damaged” which also mentions the events in Alice Springs you are referring to.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


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