Erwin Chlanda

New tourism brand: Aborigines prominent – in brochures

 

 

The “65,000 years” of Indigenous culture are a major drawcard in the NT’s new “Different in every sense” tourism brand – but where are Aboriginal people themselves? ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the launch of Strategy 2030. FULL STORY »

Native Title threatens cattle land development: NFF

 

The process of allowing non-pastoral uses of cattle land, such as tourism and horticulture, is under threat of turning into red tape, says the non-pastoral use permit process, under the NT Pastoral Land Act,” says the CEO of the National Farmers’ Federation, Tony Mahar (pictured). FULL STORY »

Police seek public assistance following assault

Youths bashed man after he refused to give them cigarettes: Allegation. FULL STORY »

We won’t be there for His Royal Highness

 

The staff of Prince Edward (pictured) and the Chief Minister’s Department lay down the law for journalists during his visit next week: No questions, censorship of text and photos. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

New mines in The Centre – a snapshot

Five mines in The Centre are at varying stages of development. None have reached final investment decision, but if even just two make it into production, and that is likely, the economic advantages for Alice Springs would be significant, ranging from a big boost in employment to lower airfares for FiFo operations. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: Drilling at Molyhil. FULL STORY »

Police gets street parking, cops’ private cars in compound

 

 

Businessman says there was no public consultation about arbitrary loss of scarce car parking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Paul Lewis. FULL STORY »

Gallery statement by ministers mischievous: Councillor

 

 

No one in their right mind would want to demolish a perfectly good building such as the current council civic centre, with the risk of burdening the community with a huge debt, writes Councillor Eli Melky. FULL STORY »

Ministers lash out at council over gallery

 

The council is “divided, lacks leadership and individual Councillors have put their own political interests above the interests of the people of Alice Springs”. MLA for Braitling, front-bencher Dale Wakefield (at left), and culture minister Lauren Moss (at right) respond to Tuesday’s rejection of the gallery deal. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Council says ‘no’ to government gallery offer

 

 

$20m is not enough, the council decided in a secret meeting last night. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

National gallery: Waiting for the council, says Wakefield

Just hours before a secret meeting of the town council to discuss the sale of its civic centre land to the NT Government for a national Aboriginal art gallery (a swap deal), Minister Dale Wakefield this morning has made it clear that the project’s future – at least for the time being – will depend on the decision of the councillors and Mayor Damien Ryan. PHOTO: Ms Wakefield (centre) at the launch of the Northern Territory Solar Resource project this morning, wearing her hat as the Minister for Renewables, Energy and Essential Services. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »