At last an approach that will include community input, and …

Comment on Liquor Commission: Lawyer, social worker represent Alice by Chiara Maqueda.

At last an approach that will include community input, and a commission that is not loaded with supporters of the liquor industry. It’s unclear, however, whether the commission will have the power to punish liquor takeaway licensees through suspension of licences and the like.

Recent Comments by Chiara Maqueda

Alice Prize: online but undaunted
Fine review written under the difficult circumstances of an online viewing.
Meanwhile we have Councillor Melky suggesting the Alice Prize collection be sold off for some sort of mythical short term gain.
With people like him around, it would seem the Barbarians are definitely at the gates.
His arrogant, short-sighted rejection of 50 years of volunteer service by Alice Springs residents in support of what is now Australia’s oldest regional art prize is totally shame worthy.


The elusive goal of deep shade in Alice
As I said in a previous post: For our part, we have five trees at the front of our rented Northside home.
At least once a year we put pea straw at their base and at least a bucket of grey water to each tree a fortnight.
It takes very little time and effort and, hopefully, keeps these trees in good shape through our increasingly hot summers.
There is no reason to be constantly depending on the Council to do everything when we, as citizens, can also pitch in and help.


Summer tree-watering plans? Hmmm, take that on notice
For our part, we have five trees at the front of our rented Northside home. At least once a year we put pea straw at their base and at least a bucket of grey water to each tree a fortnight. It takes very little time and effort and, hopefully, keeps these trees in good shape through our increasingly hot summers. There is no reason to be constantly depending on the Council to do everything when we, as citizens, can also pitch in and help.


Government grant for Todd Tavern, Alice Plaza development
And now it becomes clear the obsession the NT Government has had all along with their demands for Anzac Hill site for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery. It has been about the CBD – and these two land owners in particular, not the small enterprises.


Guarding his culture with spear, canvas and book
A beautifully written book review. Thanks Kieran.


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