Top work Erwin. Some positive indications from the CLP, but …

Comment on CLP to focus on youth crime, tourism, mammoth deficit by Mark J Smith.

Top work Erwin. Some positive indications from the CLP, but still much work to do in the coming 12 months.
More effort needed from the CLP on evidence based policy to start offering tangible solutions to the community.

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This is an interesting and comprehensive review of the current Alice Springs Art Prize. The winning work by Thea Perkins is evocative and meaningful given the association of Charlie Perkins with his original home, Alice Springs. The work displays a poignancy in relation to Aboriginal land rights campaigns over the years as spoken through the images of Charlie Perkins and his daughter. Such an art work will, as the years gather, be a defining reminder of what Aboriginal people have suffered since the white occupation of this country. The best way to understand the importance of human rights is to have your rights denied.


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Thanks for being in the front line to report on this community statement, Erwin. Very challenging times.


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Wow – 16,000 eligible Aboriginal Territorians not on the electoral roll!
I suppose this also impacts on the accuracy of polling data.


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Congratulations Shirleen. Well done on giving a stronger voice to women. Keep up the positive work.


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