Tag Archives: Alice Springs

Massive military spending: Election distraction?

 

Voters, stand by: Massive growth in military spending. New spin to take the heat from youth crime, phenomenal Budget blow-out and COVID-19? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: KC-30 refuelling aircraft that can fly non stop from Tindal to Beijing and back.  FULL STORY »

Interstate COVID hotspots: Will the bad guys get caught?

 

 

Don’t hold your breath for an answer from the NT Government. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Deloitte to close Alice Springs office

 

 

The majority of staff in Alice Springs offered redeployment opportunities to our Darwin office, says the company. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Jazz for Kangaroo Island bushfire appeal

 

 

Local jazz musicians Peter (pictured) and Nicola Gilham will play, together with three other musicians to raise funds for the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Appeal, supporting the work of the Bush Church Aid Society. FULL STORY »

Step forward towards rare earths project north of Alice

 

 

Subject to raising finance and approval of its mining management plan, Arafura hopes to start work on construction at the site in 2021, says Arafura managing director, Gavin Lockyer. IMAGE from Arafura’s website illustrating rare earths use in car engine. FULL STORY »

Bush problems? Nothing they can’t handle.

 

 

Bush mother Tiani Cook’s group, Horses for Courses, on a week-long trek traversing the magnificent West MacDonnells in October, will learn to overcome adversity and develop resilience in a safe space. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Stuart statue should have King Charley as opposite

 

 

Back in 2015 many people were opposed to yet another celebration of John McDouall Stuart, this figure of colonial history. Now there is an even greater aversion to the constant claiming of time and space by white culture; as well as a desire for truth-telling and to commemorate the unsung Indigenous heroes of our nation, write Joel Liddle Perrurle, Jason Gibson and Myfany Turpin. FULL STORY »

COVID: Vinnies has many first-time clients

 

 

People stranded in Alice need food, accommodation and reassurance that they are not alone. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Peta Brand runs the St Vincent de Paul store in Alice. FULL STORY »

Person offences up, property down, in lock-down month

Domestic violence in April went up nearly 12%. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Gunner Government: Budget misuse and democracy collide

 

 

The Territory election is two months away, the COVID-19 shutdown is relaxing, and voters now have to grapple with its impact in the context of  the Gunner Government’s fiscal chaos. That has resulted in a record debt – so far – of more than $7 billion. Professor DON FULLER is casting a light on these issues. FULL STORY »