Tag Archives: Dale Wakefield

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 »

Anzac High: No plans yet for what will replace it

 

“Clearly, we think the Anzac Oval site is the best site for the national indigenous art gallery project,” says Minister Dale Wakefield. She was speaking at the launch of a youth action plan at the St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre this morning. Students cooked lunch for the function. 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 »

Gallery business case slap in the face of custodians


 
The business case for the national Aboriginal art gallery, one year overdue, is “based on the development of a CBD-based” institution, a location in direct conflict with the wishes of the town’s Aboriginal custodians. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Minister Wakefield.

 

UPDATE 4pm: The cost of the business case report is $224,121 excluding GST. FULL STORY »

McConnell ‘highly likely’ to run for Braitling

 

Scott McConnell (pictured), the current Member for Stuart, blames his former Labor colleague Dale Wakefield for “derailing” the National Indigenous Art Gallery and the Chief Minister for selling short the regions and Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

$10m upgrade instead of new youth detention centre

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Public opposition to the proposed siting of a new youth detention centre was a factor in the government decision not to build it, but $10m will be spent on expanding the current facility next to the adult prison, Families Minister Dale Wakefield announced today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Trouble kids, their parents and the law

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Parents of children who rob, steal cars and break into homes are breaking the law which requires them to  “provide the necessities of life” to their offspring. Should they be prosecuted? ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Families Minister Dale Wakefield. She is pictured (at right) with Mayor Damien Ryan and COTA NT CEO Sue Shearer cutting the birthday cake as the NT Seniors Card turns 20 and the Council on the Ageing, 50. FULL STORY »

Youth workers on the streets from 8pm to 3am

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PHOTO: Chris Forbes, co-ordinator of Tangentyere Men’s Four Corners Group, talks to the media about their work with the Women’s Family Safety Group engaging young people at risk at night in Alice Springs. FULL STORY »

Government to spend $67m on youth database

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The NT Government is spending nearly $67m on a “Client Management System Alignment program … providing a 360 degree view of a child”. That is $33,333 per child, using number of children, 2007, whose families received family support casework services in 2026-17. Meanwhile social media posts reflect public frustration. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Gallery business case far from ‘well underway’

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Two years in power, the government is only just seeking tenders for making a business case for a project Michael Gunner inherited from his CLP predecessor. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 4.50pm: The tender requirements are for ANZC Hill precinct, in direct contradiction to assurances by government official Scott Lovett two days ago that no decision on the site for the gallery has been made.

 

UPDATE August 20, 6.30pm:

The Opposition says this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an iconic national landmark; “We would expect that the Labor government communicated the full details of the proposal to the community, prior to making a decision on the location for the gallery.” FULL STORY »