Tag Archives: Alice Springs

Little progress with $64m management system for trouble kids

It will cost $14m more than the government has set aside for the planned national Aboriginal art gallery in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Feds may fund CAAMA even in administration

 

 

The National Indigenous Australians Agency “is working closely with CAAMA to ensure the requirements of the funding agreement, including reporting, are met and broadcasting services continue to be delivered,” according to a spokesman for the agency. ERWIN¬† CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Film short on answers for trouble in the streets

 

In My Blood It Runs is propaganda, not a documentary, but a it has a strong message nonetheless: Families must find the solutions because politicians, bureaucrats and NGOs surely won’t, says Elder and collaborator in the movie, William Tilmouth. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Train hoppers hurt

Rail services in the NT and SA were delayed for four hours as youths jump from moving train. FULL STORY »

Can Alice Springs crime statistics be trusted?

 

 

Contrary to current popular opinion, crime against the person in Alice Springs is not worse than ever before, if you take the NT crime statistics as your guide: But are the base data from the police, unchecked by anyone else, reliable? And why does the categorising of NT police statistics not match with that of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which means we can’t compare apples with apples?ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Locked in senior: Daughter speaks out

 

 

Lisa Wilson, the daughter of Alan Viegas, has sent to the Alice Springs News an image containing two photos of her father (at left). Mr Viegas as pictured by the News last week (at right). ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Home on sale against senior’s wish?

 

Alan Viegas, the senior in a battle with the Old Timers Village and his daughter Lisa Wilson over issues of personal freedom and substantial property, said this morning his home is not for sale. PHOTO: Much of the town turns out to raise money for the Old Timers at its annual fete, but the treatment of involuntary resident Mr Viegas casts a shadow over the iconic facility. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Locked-in senior scores some runs

 

 

Have a string of actions taken about the property of Alan Viegas, 82, involuntary resident of the Old Timers Flynn Lodge, been under legislation that has been revoked? He has now regained control over his money, a past carer and campaigner for his rights discloses. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Questions arose in this office when the daughter of Mr Viegas was on the speaker phone. FULL STORY »

Man robbed, but wait, there’s so much more on FB

A local Facebook site ranges from benign neighbourhood watch stuff to encouragement of violent vigilante action. And what does the dagger at the top of the site signify? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Yirara College: Just seven laptops for up to 30 students

 

 

Teacher resigns over inadequate IT equipment for Yirara College students. “While I lobbied in vain for the most basic classroom student computers, Yirara bought a high-tech plug-and-ray laser engraver (pictured) that reportedly cost close to $25,000,” writes teacher Ralph Folds. Principal Chris England responds. FULL STORY »