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

Printed Centralian Advocate soon to fold
@ Dr George Toepfer: The opposite is true. Our online newspaper is putting people in the outback on par with the rest of the world.
Most remote communities now have mobile phone and online service and as such they have access to the Alice Springs News at a level that could never be imagined with printed papers.
I am speaking with first-hand experience: For the first 15 of our 26 years in publication the best we could do was to send bundles of papers to the bush stores, with significant delays and little certainty that they would be displayed and picked up by shoppers. (In town we provided home delivery.)
Now these outback phone and computer users have exactly the same access to the News as do people in Alice Springs, Frankfurt and Cape Town and New York. And many are quite advanced in years.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


‘Affordable land’ in a man-made desert
@ Alex Nelson: Thanks Alex, but Adam Giles made it happen.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
@ Devil’s Advocate: Ms Finnane was at Atitjere / Harts Range on December 4, 2019. She drove past the police station. The direct line distance between the community and the police station is 1.5 kms.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


CAAMA ‘drowning in debt’: Regulator
@ “Sandy”: Thank you for your comment. The figures you say you have no access to are freely available from the ORIC website. That is where it seems “Jack” obtained his information, and the Alice Springs News has referred to it many times.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Could this be the end of the CLP Opposition?
@ “David”: Thank you for your comment. Mark J Smith was quoting a statement by ABC election analyst Antony Green on Twitter about the preference issue you are raising. Mark wrote his comment piece a few hours after the poll closed. He would have found it hard to do a fact check at that time: The Alice Springs News asked the CLP office for the mobile phone numbers and email addresses of all the party’s endorsed candidates, but those contact details were denied to us. They are not on the website.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


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