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Comment on ‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’ by Erwin Chlanda.

@ “Really!!” – Otto Jungarrayi Sims, a prominent senior man in Yuendumu, has every right to express his views. Through the Alice Springs News, with a readership of more than 20,000 people (Google Analytics), Mr Sims can exercise his right to free speech, as can “Really!!”
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

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‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’
As a 28–year old male Northern Territory police officer has now been charged with murder following the death of 19-year-old Kumunjayi Walker in Yuendumu, we will publish no further information that could be regarded as evidence until the matter is heard again in court on December 19, and from that day onwards, we will report only matters that are raised in open court until it has handed down a verdict.
ERWIN CHLANDA, Editor.


Recent Comments by Erwin Chlanda

Printed Centralian Advocate soon to fold
@ Dr George Toepfer: The opposite is true. Our online newspaper is putting people in the outback on par with the rest of the world.
Most remote communities now have mobile phone and online service and as such they have access to the Alice Springs News at a level that could never be imagined with printed papers.
I am speaking with first-hand experience: For the first 15 of our 26 years in publication the best we could do was to send bundles of papers to the bush stores, with significant delays and little certainty that they would be displayed and picked up by shoppers. (In town we provided home delivery.)
Now these outback phone and computer users have exactly the same access to the News as do people in Alice Springs, Frankfurt and Cape Town and New York. And many are quite advanced in years.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


‘Affordable land’ in a man-made desert
@ Alex Nelson: Thanks Alex, but Adam Giles made it happen.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
@ Devil’s Advocate: Ms Finnane was at Atitjere / Harts Range on December 4, 2019. She drove past the police station. The direct line distance between the community and the police station is 1.5 kms.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


CAAMA ‘drowning in debt’: Regulator
@ “Sandy”: Thank you for your comment. The figures you say you have no access to are freely available from the ORIC website. That is where it seems “Jack” obtained his information, and the Alice Springs News has referred to it many times.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


Could this be the end of the CLP Opposition?
@ “David”: Thank you for your comment. Mark J Smith was quoting a statement by ABC election analyst Antony Green on Twitter about the preference issue you are raising. Mark wrote his comment piece a few hours after the poll closed. He would have found it hard to do a fact check at that time: The Alice Springs News asked the CLP office for the mobile phone numbers and email addresses of all the party’s endorsed candidates, but those contact details were denied to us. They are not on the website.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


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