Hi Neil Rilatt, thanks for your comment. You may like …

Comment on Rubbish house lenders have 71 loans in Alice by Erwin Chlanda.

Hi Neil Rilatt, thanks for your comment.
You may like to point out which commercial bank receives $34 million a year “as revenue from the Australian Government”.
Kind regards, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

Erwin Chlanda Also Commented

Rubbish house lenders have 71 loans in Alice
Hi Neil Rilatt and “Joe”, thank you for your comments.
Surely, it’s not all that hard to comprehend what makes these issues newsworthy (which means the public has a wish and right to know).
Unlike the privately (shareholder) owned banks, IBA received, in one financial year, $34m from the taxpayer. These subsidies are clearly ongoing.
Government guarantees for banks are a world-wide phenomenon and subject to vigorous debate at the moment, but these issues are outside our patch.
Unlike the private banks IBA is a Commonwealth Statutory Body responsible – via politicians – to the public.
Publicly owned property we reported about was significantly damaged by tenants whose use of the house was facilitated by IBA.
These tenants inflicted sustained inconvenience and anxiety on their neighbours, and made repeated police attention necessary.
While there are more questions to be answered, IBA announced it would provide no further comment.
You are welcome to browse our seven million word archive, dating back almost 20 years, and you will find several reports about damage to public property.
We covered ice manufacture in Alice Springs. Are you suggesting these houses were also financed with IBA loans?
If not than for any loss banks incurred, they will have their shareholders to answer to, not the public.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

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

Be Sociable, Share!

A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor