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Council: Gallery at Anzac precinct, no to curfew

 

The Town Council last night unanimously expressed its preference for the Anzac precinct as the location for the national Aboriginal art gallery provided the NT Government has received consent from the traditional owners. So far there is no evidence that it has been given. In another decision the council voted against the introduction of a youth curfew, proposed by Cr Eli Melky for the fifth time, but now with the support of Deputy Mayor Matt Paterson. MORE LATER. FULL STORY »

Election 2020 salvos fired with Alice the first battleground

Compulsory acquisition of Town Council owned Anzac Oval for the art gallery is on the table. Mayor Damien Ryan position in council is compromised as a CLP candidate. Anzac High (at right) faces demolition starting Monday. But not all is bad in politics: Namatjira MLA Chansey Paech (at left) is adjusting to a re-jigged electorate and patiently pursuing resolution of the flagrant misuse of rural residential land. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Government firm on demolishing Anzac High: Lawler

 

The demolition of Anzac High School (pictured) will continue, says Minister Eva Lawler, the Minister responsible for the Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics (DIPL). In reply to a shock statement from the ICAC yesterday she says getting a report on the refurbishment of the historic building “would have been a waste to taxpayers’ money”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 
UPDATE Friday 7.40am: Save Anzac High campaigner David Hewitt says he inspected the school last night and found no signs that the removal of asbestos had started, as claimed by Minister Lawler. FULL STORY »

Gallery statement by ministers mischievous: Councillor

 

 

No one in their right mind would want to demolish a perfectly good building such as the current council civic centre, with the risk of burdening the community with a huge debt, writes Councillor Eli Melky. FULL STORY »

Ministers lash out at council over gallery

 

The council is “divided, lacks leadership and individual Councillors have put their own political interests above the interests of the people of Alice Springs”. MLA for Braitling, front-bencher Dale Wakefield (at left), and culture minister Lauren Moss (at right) respond to Tuesday’s rejection of the gallery deal. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA. 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 »

Gunner goofs: No council ‘decisions’ on gallery site

 

 

“Who is the Chief Minister talking to,” asks Cr Marli Banks (pictured in the centre of the photo) who says, contrary to his assertion, there is no formal decision on the civic centre swap. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

All views about gallery location will be considered: Lauren Moss

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National Aboriginal Gallery update: Business plan still a work in progress. No agreement about locating the gallery south of The Gap. MacDonnell blaze: Reviews still underway, will consider the use of water bombers. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Minister Lauren Moss today who hosted a breakfast for bushfire volunteers at the Telegraph Station. PHOTO (from left): MLA for Namatjira Chansey Paech, Andrea Celofega, Minister Moss, Karlee Foster, Sue Chambers and Valerian Celofega. FULL STORY »

Art gallery more than selling cappuccinos: Scott McConnell

2617 cappuccino SM2617 Scott McConnell SMNewly independent Member for Stuart Scott McConnell says the National Aboriginal Art Gallery – on hold at the moment – would likely lead to a national debate which is about Indigenous recognition, constitutional recognition, about truth telling “which is not about bricks and mortar, it’s about telling the Aboriginal story nationally, and how Aboriginal people can contribute to it”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Adelaide’s Indigenous gallery out of the starting blocks

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A $60m project that “will be the first of its kind in Australia and will … attract both national and international attention” reports the independent online newspaper In Daily today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »