Tag Archives: John Bell

Rob de Castella allegations raised with Snowdon – again

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John Bell raises nine-year old battle with “Deek” over alleged debts for wages and use of public money. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Why not a little old lady as Australian of Year?

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Mostly sports people and Aborigines get the title, writes runner JOHN BELL (at right in the picture).

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John Bell still seeking a ‘sorry’ from de Castella

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Issues between him and Rob de Castella in the Indigenous Marathon Project in 2010 will be heard in the ACT Supreme Court on March 30,writes Alice Springs sports identity, John Bell.

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LETTER: John Bell – my fight with Robert de Castella

Sporting identity John Bell writes about his protracted dispute with marathon icon Robert de Castella. FULL STORY »

Pay dispute with Robert de Castella: Alice runner John Bell raises new issues.

A bitter dispute has erupted between Alice sporting identity John Bell and former world marathon record holder Robert de Castella over a project that took four young Territory Aborigines to New York, to compete in the annual marathon there.

Two of the young runners, Charlie Maher and Caleb Hart, are from Alice Springs.
The project was featured in an ABC TV documentary and is receiving $1.2m from the Federal Government to make it an ongoing initiative, according to Mr Bell.
Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon had helped to arrange the grant.
Mr Bell says Mr de Castella owes him $100,000 in wages for 20 months’ work but Mr de Castella says Mr Bell was a volunteer and had declined to accept money so as not to affect a disability pension. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Picture by Dan Himbrechts, Adelaide Now. Robert De Castella with (left to right) Charlie Maher, Juan Darwin and Caleb Hart.

NOTE NEW COMMENT BY MR BELL. FULL STORY »