Erwin Chlanda

Aborigines may defy orders, come to Alice for food: CLC

 

The Central Land Council warns that unless governments ensure food supply in remote communities, residents will defy orders and continue to travel in and out of biosecurity areas to shop in Alice Springs, says CLC chief executive Joe Martin-Jard in a media release. Photo: Hermannsburg / Ntaria, 130kms west of Alice Springs on the banks of the Finke River. FULL STORY »

Cafés, restaurants: Not letting go

 

 

As COVID-19 shuts down our streets, no industry has had to adapt to the new landscape as quickly as hospitality. JULIUS DENNIS speaks with some of the battlers. (By the way, the photo at right was taken before “social distancing” was introduced.) FULL STORY »

COVID lockdown: Nearby residents not informed

 

 

Ross Highway and Ragonesi Road mandatory alcohol detention facility is being be used for suspected and confirmed Coronavirus victims. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. ARCHIVE PHOTO: Accommodation buildings in the grounds. FULL STORY »

Government to pay for remote residents’ COVID isolation

 

 

The NT Government will pay for the 14 day quarantine – likely to be at a hotel – required by people from remote areas returning to their communities. Independent Member for Araluen Robyn Lambley says she was told this by Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker during a briefing this morning. Meanwhile cops at bottleshops were alerted to the $750 “hardship payment” due today.  ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Will 14 day self isolation strand bush visitors in Alice?

 

No 14-day self-isolation is needed for coming into Alice Springs from a Territory bush community, but it is for getting back. And where are interstate travellers required to quarantine? There are two versions, ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Stuart Highway roadblock between Colonel Rose Drive and the Adelaide turn-off.

 

UPDATE 2.30pm FULL STORY »

Council’s ‘buy local’ policy extended in favour of local traders

And rate payments deadlines are eased. FULL STORY »

Barkly Council adopts COVID-19 relief measures

 

 

Rates and charges reviewed, rates debt moratorium, civic projects brought forward to “keep the Barkly strong,” writes Mayor Steven Edgington (pictured). FULL STORY »

Territory Alliance looking beyond COVID-19

 

 

We believe the Commonwealth Government, in working with financial institutions, should provide a business rental rebate of 75% which can be paid to landlords who accept 75% of rents as full payment, writes Terry Mills (pictured), Territory Alliance. FULL STORY »

Concerns for lost man with dementia

 

 

Daniel Plain is believed to have been last seen walking around Lyndavale Drive, say police. FULL STORY »

COVID-19 infected is Harts Range police officer

 

 

He and his spouse drove 590 kms from Yulara to the remote community north-west of Alice Springs, refuelling at a location Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker would not reveal. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »