@ Alex Kelly: You don’t seem to have read …

Comment on Help from fracking campaigner, or orchestrating students? by Erwin Chlanda.

@ Alex Kelly: You don’t seem to have read our coverage with the attention that would justify this critique.
First, there is no need to preach to me about climate change reporting. I have been doing it for decades. The list of our independently-researched reports relevant to this region, on fracking, energy policy, renewables, the impacts of wildfire to name some of the subject headings, and the quoting of a broad scope of comment, is as long as my arm.
Second, the students’ right to operate without unsolicited interference from other organisations underpinned our entire reporting of the school strike.
It is a fact that allegations are abroad that the movement is exposed to influence and those allegations are made by Australia’s national daily plus other media. Far from “falling for” these allegations or “pushing” them, I treated them as part of the background against which local events unfold.
On the face of it, the actions by Ms Pietsch on Friday, without being invited, looked like playing into their hands.
In fact late this morning, as we are reporting, the ALEC CEO said it would have been better for a student to do the directing of the chants, not an ALEC employee.
My coverage was true, in the public interest, based on evidence, and produced including the appropriate right of reply.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

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Help from fracking campaigner, or orchestrating students?
Hi Laurie May and “Marie”, thank your for your comments.
The story makes the point that Ms Pietsch’s action may compromise the independence and resoluteness of the students’ actions described in our report the day before.
I am still looking forward to a reply from Ms Pietsch to the question I put to her.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


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How hard is it to keep cattle out of a small conservation reserve?
Hi Ruth, tank 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.


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@ Tim Dixon: It was the Alice Springs News which drew attention to “unconventionally named parties,” not 1Territory.
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Comment writers, please note: If I can’t reach you on the email address you provide I will trash your comment.
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@ Craig B: The advent of clouds must surely be the most easily discernible meteorological phenomenon on the planet.
Just look out the window, up into the sky, at about a 25 degree angle, and you see them coming. How long does it then take to start a generator?


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@ Simon Kelly: This article quotes the “local renewable energy lobby”. Feel free to google our site for our many references to it.
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