But the red tape is still a mile long. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Alister Trier, Chief Executive of Department of Primary Industry and Resources, addressing some 250 mining personnel at the AGES conference in Alice Springs this morning.
UPDATE Wednesday 10.50am: Tourism not fracking should be promoted, says the Protect Country Alliance.
The foundation works of the Western Desert art movement have returned home, perhaps not to West Camp at Papunya where the spark was lit in the song, dance and body painting of prolonged ceremonies starting in the warm months of late 1970, but to Alice Springs where the first paintings on board arrived, beginning their journey to international renown, writes KIERAN FINNANE.
Nicole Pietsch, Strategy and Communications Manager, Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) and Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News Online exchange views about yesterday's report headed "Help from fracking campaigner, or manipulating students".
It could be said nobody had a more positive impact on improving the lives of Aboriginal people in the twentieth century than Charles Nelson Perkins. Born in Alice Springs on a wooden table at “The Bungalow” in 1936 he was the first Indigenous person the become Secretary of a Commonwealth Government Department. Feared by ministers and confidant to Prime Ministers, he was an unrelenting fighter for his people. Story by MARK J SMITH.
Nicole Pietsch (pictured), a prominent activist against fracking, was directing the chanting by students participating in the “School Strike 4 Climate Action” in Alice Springs yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE Sunday, March 17, 11.32am: Organisesrs say there was no request from them to Ms Pietsch to direct the photo shoot.
UPDATE, 10.17am 18 March 2019: Ms Pietsch has given her account of what happened and Alice Springs News Online editor Erwin Chlanda has responded.
“With every kid’s face clean, trachoma would disappear by the end of the year.” This is the blunt and urgent message of EndTrachoma by 2020 which opened a community laundry in Santa Teresa this week. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.