Erwin Chlanda

Little progress with $64m management system for trouble kids

It will cost $14m more than the government has set aside for the planned national Aboriginal art gallery in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Feds may fund CAAMA even in administration

 

 

The National Indigenous Australians Agency “is working closely with CAAMA to ensure the requirements of the funding agreement, including reporting, are met and broadcasting services continue to be delivered,” according to a spokesman for the agency. ERWIN  CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Government pays $800,000 a day in interest

 

This Labor Government’s fixation on spending money like a kid in a lolly shop is irresponsible, and their red tape preventing private sector investment is killing the economy, writes Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro (pictured). FULL STORY »

Lambley seeks brake on government spending

 

 

Private Members Bill seeks special measures if current $7bn government debt is to be exceeded, writes Robyn Lambley Independent Member for Araluen. FULL STORY »

Film short on answers for trouble in the streets

 

In My Blood It Runs is propaganda, not a documentary, but a it has a strong message nonetheless: Families must find the solutions because politicians, bureaucrats and NGOs surely won’t, says Elder and collaborator in the movie, William Tilmouth. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

‘I saw the bombers’


 

On February 19, 1942, Father John McGrath, under strafing fire on Bathurst Island, radioed a warning about a large number of aircraft approaching. RAAF operations thought that the aircraft were probably American P-40s so no immediate action was taken. Japanese began bombing Darwin some 20 minutes later. By JOHN P McD SMITH. FULL STORY »

Labor gets fracking, gambling, booze cash: Fraser-Adams

 

 

All Johnston candidates put Labor last on the how to vote cards, writes Sue Fraser-Adams, president, Ban Fracking Fix Crime Protect Water Party (at left). Labor pretends it is against fracking, she says. FULL STORY »

Train hoppers hurt

Rail services in the NT and SA were delayed for four hours as youths jump from moving train. FULL STORY »

Can Alice Springs crime statistics be trusted?

 

 

Contrary to current popular opinion, crime against the person in Alice Springs is not worse than ever before, if you take the NT crime statistics as your guide: But are the base data from the police, unchecked by anyone else, reliable? And why does the categorising of NT police statistics not match with that of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which means we can’t compare apples with apples?ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Locked in senior: Daughter speaks out

 

 

Lisa Wilson, the daughter of Alan Viegas, has sent to the Alice Springs News an image containing two photos of her father (at left). Mr Viegas as pictured by the News last week (at right). ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »