Erwin Chlanda

An Indigemoji will make your point Centre-style



Designing emojis relevant to the participants’ lives and culture is a way of increasing their digital skills and working to decolonise the internet, says Indigemoji creative director Leigh Harris: “Many had never used a tablet or any kind of design software before.” he says. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Another blackout: Sack TGen board, says Lambley.



After the horrendous blackout on October 13, yesterday most of the rural area of Alice Springs saw a power outage in 41 degree heat, lasting about 45 minutes in the middle of the day. Alice Springs people have had a gutful of this incompetence and degradation of their lifestyle, writes Robyn Lambley MLA (pictured), Independent Member for Araluen. FULL STORY »

Alice group says ‘no’ to extradition of Assange



Julian Assange (pictured)  “is enduring solitary confinement and harsh conditions. His family and friends fear for his physical and mental health, and even his life,” says Alice Springs group. FULL STORY »

Kumanjayi Walker’s families assemble legal team

Interstate barrister Andrew Boe was requested by the families, supported by senior community elders, to provide initial pro bono support and advice, says a statement from the families. FULL STORY »

Progress for $20bn Sun Cable



Two prominent private investment firms are backing Sun Cable, the proposed Australia-Singapore Power Link worth $20 billion, writes Chief Minister Michael Gunner (pictured). FULL STORY »

Yuendumu alleged murder: ICAC commissioner steps aside


The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Ken Fleming QC (pictured in the Alice Springs News video of Friday’s rally) will step aside from the Office of the ICAC’s continuing involvement in the investigation into the circumstances surrounding a Death in Custody in Yuendumu, according to an ICAC statement released this afternoon.


UPDATE November 20, 3am: Decision to step down “entirely appropriate,” says Police Association. FULL STORY »

Oz burns, NT Government dithers


As Australia is reeling under its worst fire season, NT Government departments responsible for preventing bushfires in the West MacDonnell National Park, about half of which was destroyed in a 17 day blaze in January, are “conducting a review [which] will inform ongoing fire action plans”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Burned tree at Ellery Bighole. FULL STORY »

High Court case may affect deals in Aboriginal land

Can decisions about Aboriginal land be “delegated,” or do they need to be made by the “representative bodies” –  76 elected people in the case of the Northern Land Council, 90 for the Central Land Council. The Federal Court has said they cannot be delegated, and that decision is being appealed. If upheld, could the decision be relevant to Centrecorp which for decades has been dealing with Aboriginal wealth derived from requirements of land rights legislation? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Desert Knowledge: 20 years later a new start

New CEO  Dan Tyson regards it as a “business, first and foremost, capable of demonstrating its worth to the government, and to the commercial sector”. He is eyeing off corporate retreats and immersion in The Centre’s lifestyle for senior private and public sector people to turn a dollar, and heads up a solar power initiative while encouraging Michael Liddle’s successful Codes 4 Life to expand. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Police in ‘serious custody incident’

Man in hospital with head injuries after “collision” with police car. FULL STORY »