Tag Archives: Alice Springs

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.



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

And rate payments deadlines are eased. 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 »

COVID-19 ‘ignorance’ as large crowd attacks police



Commissioner Jamie Chalker (pictured): “Frontline responders are leading the way to ensure the safety of people and to save lives. Mass gatherings go completely against the national messaging. There is a vulnerable cohort living in the NT. We are taking many steps to ensure that those people have a significant likelihood of surviving COVID-19.” FULL STORY »

When online shopping could be a life saver



As most places where people normally congregate are now out-of-bounds because of COVID-19, the supermarkets are one of the most likely places to contract the illness. But there is no need for that. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »