Tag Archives: investigation

Yuendumu shooting: ICAC starts independent investigation

 

 

The ICAC has powers to investigate improper conduct, including corruption, misconduct and unsatisfactory conduct by public officers, including NT Police, says the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Ken Fleming QC (pictured). FULL STORY »

Illegal black market trading in taxi licences

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Lambley gets full support for Parliamentary investigation.

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Worksafe probe into asbestos work at Yuendumu

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Children were allowed to use asbestos pieces like frisbees, alleges observer. But the contractor says all requirements had been followed, and this is backed up by NT Worksafe after an investigation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE: Bush communities where asbestos removal is under way.

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Chief Minister backs McRoberts investigations

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I reassure Territorians that the conduct of the former Commissioner of the Northern Territory Police will be vigorously investigated, writes Chief Minister Adam Giles.

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Robocops, minder as extras for Giles’ exclusive media event

We thought the government had turned the corner with their paranoid media management when Adam Giles gave direct access to ministers, bypassing odious minders who had created a barrier worse than the Berrimah line.
Yet while the Alice Springs News Online did the hard yards on the investigation into the shortcomings of 000 calls, we got no invite yesterday when Mr Giles announced the expansion of the police call centre, amidst plods in Robocop attire, a beaming Police Commissioner and – who was that grateful Member Of The Public shaking Mr Giles by the hand? COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. PHOTOS: Images from the ABC TV News last night.

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LETTER: DPP’s failure to investigate Briscoe’s death is a blight on the justice system

The decision by the Department of Public Prosecutions not to investigate the death of Kwementyaye Briscoe in a police cell in January 2012 is another shocking blight on the justice system and its treatment of Indigenous Australians, writes Monica Morgan of the Amnesty International’s Indigenous Rights Program. FULL STORY »

Public, new investigators to target arsonists

 

 

 

A burnt match, a footprint, a tyre tread will be the kind of forensic items arson investigators will be looking for, says Dave Letheby District Fire Officer Southern Region. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

PHOTO at right: Hazard abatement burning shown to Alice Springs media this week. FULL STORY »

How did private company get native title land for real estate development?

 

By ERWIN CHLANDA

A native title holder says there should be an investigation into the ownership of the land in Mt Johns Valley now being developed as a residential estate.
William Craig says he and his sister Connie, both from the Antulye estate group, have been fighting for four years to get clarity about the deal.
The process by which the land came into the possession of LAE Nominees Pty Ltd needs to be investigated, he says. The town’s native title body Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation (LAAC) had authority over the land and was the party to do a deal in its regard with the NT Government. The question is, how did the land end up in the hands of a private company over which LAAC has no control. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

DRAWING: Architect’s impression of units at Mt Johns subdivision. FULL STORY »

Native Title group confirms sacking of Darryl Pearce

Update 8.15am December 17:

 

LAE Enterprises, a company connected to Alice Springs’ native title organisation, Lhere Artepe, today confirmed reports in the Alice Springs News Online that Darryl Pearce (pictured) has been sacked.

The statement said: “In response to the need to address significant business challenges, in particular the slippage in timing of completion of the Mt Johns Stage 1 [real estate] Project (above right), the Board of Lhere Artepe Enterprises has reviewed operating costs and made a decision to reduce ongoing overheads to ensure LAE’s continued financial sustainability.
As a result of this management review, the CEO position for LAE Enterprises has been made redundant and Mr Darryl Pearce has left his position with the company effective 2 December 2011.”

 

Update 9.30am December 13:

 

Darryl Pearce has been sacked from the position of CEO of Lhere Artepe Enterprises Pty Ltd (LAE), which Bob Liddle describes as the investment arm of the Alice Springs native title body.
Mr Liddle is a senior member of the Mbantua estate group, one of the three moieties of Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation (LAAC).
Mr Liddle says his sister, Pat Miller, the Territory’s Deputy Administrator and chairwoman of LAE, had given Mr Pearce notice in writing a few days ago.

A meeting has been called for 10am today.

A prominent member of the group within Lhere Artepe seeking to reform the organization, Ian Conway (pictured left), says: “Now is the time to refocus Lhere Artepe, he argues, for the sake of the whole town where once black and white lived in harmony but now the tensions are “revved up”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »