Hi Edan Baxter: As you suggest, EVERYBODY is welcome here. …

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

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.

Erwin Chlanda Also Commented

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.


Uranium mining would help to save Alice: Businessmen
@ Darren Burton: My memory is that you did.
The facts are that there is no doubt, and my notes show it, that the Transport Hall of Fame was raised at the meeting; that the story attributed all the suggestions made to all three businessmen attending Including you, of course); that I gave you the privilege of reading the story draft ahead of publication; that the published article referred to the Transport Hall of Fame precisely as it was in the draft; that you had called the meeting and that you raised no objections to the way the Hall item was reported, having read the draft.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News Online.


Recent Comments by Erwin Chlanda

‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’
@ “Really!!” – Otto Jungarrayi Sims, a prominent senior man in Yuendumu, has every right to express his views. Through the Alice Springs News, with a readership of more than 20,000 people (Google Analytics), Mr Sims can exercise his right to free speech, as can “Really!!”
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Rock climb closure: total government control of media
@ “David”: During its entire quarter-century history (so far!) the Alice Springs News has drawn attention to the bastardisation of our democracy by elected persons – black or white – who slink away from being transparent and hide behind their unelected minders. Be assured “David” we’ll continue to do so.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor


I climbed Ayers Rock
Hi Patricia, asking questions about issues in the public interest and reporting the answers, or their absence, that is what we do.
No apologies. Stand by for lots more.
This policy has earned us a readership well over 22,000 (see Google Analytics this page).
Kind regards, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


How hard is it to keep cattle out of a small conservation reserve?
Hi Ruth, thank you for your comment.
There is no water in the small reserve. The little creek is usually dry and if it flows, it would enter from the north and flow out to the south, which means the stock don’t need to be inside to have a drink.
The flora is a mess but would of course recover with grazing animals being kept out.
If the cattle and horses damage the fence from time to time then the rangers will have to fix it, because – I would have thought – that is what rangers do, be they Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


NT party changes name to make its point
@ Tim Dixon: It was the Alice Springs News which drew attention to “unconventionally named parties,” not 1Territory.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


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