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.
Bill to allow government to pay for publishing propaganda and "lies" so long as a "source" – such as a contact person or a previous Ministerial media release – is cited, writes Lia Finocchiaro, Deputy Leader of the Opposition (pictured).
"The growing arrogance of this Labor Government is quite shocking," says Independent MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley (pictured) as Chief Minister Michael Gunner fails to provide specific replies to 20 questions about the Opposition. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Mayor Damien Ryan is not happy to have the kibosh put on planting trees on the median strip at the northern end of Bath Street. In fact, to use his own word, he is “infuriated” – to the degree that he walked out of the council meeting last night before a vote on the issue was taken, having earlier launched a sustained verbal attack on a council officer's report. KIERAN FINNANE reports.