Tag Archives: Alice Springs

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 »

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 »

Police in ‘serious custody incident’

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

Mass rally shows fury, distrust for police, government

What must be the biggest demonstration the town has ever seen was mostly a chilling manifestation of the fury and distrust harboured by Aboriginal people – not only Warlpiri –  for the police, the justice system and white governments generally, in the wake of the alleged murder by a police officer of 19-year-old Kumunjayi Walker in Yuendumu. Text and video by ERWIN CHLANDA. Image at left by ROD MOSS. FULL STORY »

Yuendumu murder charge update

A 28–year old male Northern Territory police officer has been granted bail in an out-of-session Local Court hearing to appear in Alice Springs on the December 19, according to a media release from the police headed “Police Officer charged – Yuendumu shooting”.

 

UPDATE: The Police Association says it “is continuing to support our member who has been charged with murder.

 

FURTHER UPDATES, 14 November 2019, 5.03pm: “The police officer “will vigorously contest the charge”. 

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Government fails bush on health, police: McConnell

 

 

Armed police in Alice Springs are making sure that the wrong person doesn’t buy a sixpack while health staff are fleeing remote areas where they don’t feel safe. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Meanwhile Independent MLA Scott McConnell is calling for an investigation “at the highest level”.

 

UPDATE, 13 November 2019, 8.27pm: A 28-year-old male Northern Territory police officer has been charged with one count of murder in relation to the Yuendumu shooting. 

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Wakefield, Ryan star in the Phantom of the Art Gallery

 

The art gallery, public money, dealings behind closed doors, a historic pub – the curtain goes up on the next act of the town’s comic opera. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »