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

Hate speech report sparks trolling
@ Braedon Earley: Count me in, Braedon.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News.


Hate speech report sparks trolling
@ P A Bassett: Thank you for your comment. We founded the Alice Springs News in 1994.
Kind regards, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Online hate speech by leading tourism figure
Anonymous comment writer “Tim” is invited to provide evidence that I have a “some sort of set” against Mr Thompson.
His efforts in running a bus company in a small Australian town and serving on a tourism industry body are acknowledged in the report.
“Tim” may like to expand on that with facts rather that unsubstantiated claims.
I am very comfortable comparing my efforts, with those of Mr Thompson, for the wider Central Australian region in which I have worked as a journalist since 1974.
Included are these:
I co-founded an independent newspaper with a readership averaging 20,000 (Google Analytics), now in its 26th year of publication.
I produced thousands of television news, current affairs, magazine and documentary reports for all Australian and several overseas TV networks (USA, Europe and Asia).
I invite “Tim” to consider the quality and amount of national and global attention the region received from that over my 44 years in the town.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


Gallery: no deal yet on land swap
Hi Interested Darwin Observer: $30m is the indicative figure being used by the council. Please find it here.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Grog stats: No independent review
Re Vicki Gillick: On June 4 I approached the hospital, via its media liaison person, and the NT police, via its media section, for access to the raw data underpinning the alcohol control measures, on the condition that privacy is not breached. (Note the last paragraph of the report above.)
This would include such documents as police running sheets and emergency department individual admission records.
No doubt Ms Gillick has made similar requests in the interest of “evidence-based reforms and rigorous evaluations” to which she refers in her comment of May 29.
Our requests are still being considered by the hospital and the police.
We’re of course happy to collaborate with Ms Gillick in our quests for information about these issues.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


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