Erwin Chlanda

Vital CDU community safety course on hold



Charles Darwin University says it must wait for the national regulator to issue new qualifications for its Community Night Patrol course, leaving first responders to trouble on communities out in the cold. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Online image by CAAMA. FULL STORY »

Minister Lawler determined to demolish Anzac High



Minister for Infrastructure Eva Lawler “did not want to hear what we were saying” about planned demolition of the school, writes Brenda Shields. PHOTO courtesy Alex Nelson. FULL STORY »

Wakefield, Gunner release comprehensive youth crime plan


Braitling MLA Dale Wakefield and Chief Minister Michael¬† Gunner have just released their Back on Track: Cutting Youth Crime plan, including significant initiatives such as boot camps, construction industry training by private companies, and new powers for the police. Their media release is published here in full, and we invite our readers to comment. FULL STORY »

How many Welcomes to Country is too many?



It’s no wonder that many citizens in Australia have developed a bad case of ceremonyitis, writes BRUCE FRANCAIS, of Katherine. FULL STORY »

IAD under external administration



IAD Press is a noted publishing house. The News is seeking information about how it may be impacted by the current insolvency. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO from the IAD website. FULL STORY »

Making electricity is easy. Transporting it is not.


The sun’s doing a great job for solar power. Now the bureaucrats have to do their bit. RePower Alice Springs gives an update of how we can make fossil fuel use a thing of the past. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Regulation of electrical reticulation in Ho Chi Minh City seems as inadequate ours is over the top.


UPDATE July 18, 4:55pm: Reply from Power & Water. FULL STORY »

Is it time for a First Nations university?


It would be an important symbol, but that is not enough. It must produce high quality employment ready students and also be an internationally respected hub for Indigenous research. COMMENT by¬† MARK J SMITH (at left). Batchelor Institute graduation ceremony in Alice Springs (at right). FULL STORY »

Federal Police uses drone to spy on tourists


AFP officers from Pine Gap demand that tourists tell them what they are doing in a Territory conservation reserve. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE July 19, 7:05pm: Responses from the AFP. FULL STORY »

Even unpaid fines are spiralling out of control: Opposition



They almost doubled to $108m since Labor came to power. FULL STORY »

Four years after power warnings, old engines still carry load


Four years after alarming predictions by former Chief Minister Adam Giles for the electricity supply in Alice Springs, 10 new gas fired engines bought by his government are still not up to speed. Tim Brands, from RePower Alice Springs, asks why. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 1:15pm July 16: Reply from TGen CEO Tim Duignan. FULL STORY »