The first thing you notice on entering the studio-come-workshop is the wall display of shoemaker lasts. These are among the tools of trade for the first bespoke shoemaker in Alice Springs in 50 years, James B. Young, who with his partner, designer Elliat Rich, will launch their Elbowrkshp next week. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
A man convicted last week for the reckless manslaughter of his wife had three previous convictions for assault against her and another for assault against his father. A Domestic Violence Order was in place to protect his wife from him but this didn’t stop Sebastian Kunoth from brutally attacking her at Abbott’s Camp on Christmas Day 2012, including by bringing down on her head a broken piece of concrete.
A recent spate of anti-social and criminal behaviour around Alice Springs will be the subject of a letter from the Town Council to Chief Minister Adam Giles, calling on him to meet with them. This will come on top of council’s meeting with Minister John Elferink (Justice, Children and Families, Correctional Services) tomorrow. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Krystal Perkins resigned as a director of the Arrulka Corporation two days after the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) ordered an examination of the corporation's books. Arrulka managed the Mbantua Festival last year which still owes money to performers and suppliers. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Ms Perkins is in the centre of the photo, in 2010.
The special administrators appointed to the Alice Springs native title organisation Lhere Artepe are untangling a web of commercial entities whose formation and management has led to years of bitter conflict in the town's Aboriginal community. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO:Mount Johns subdivision promoted: Mr Pearce is at the right.
Adam Giles wooed Alison Anderson to join the CLP, yet in government has not known how to work with her. The current debacle is a very poor reflection on his leadership and on the Territory’s political culture. I say the Territory, rather than Country Liberal, because Labor did not know how to work with her either. Does this mean she is impossible? If that’s your conclusion then you’re admitting defeat in one of the most important challenges facing the Territory, just at a time when it looked like progress was being made, comments KIERAN FINNANE.
The Alice Springs News Online understands that the Drug and Alcohol Services Association (DASA) has sacked its CEO, Margo MacGregor. President Michael Gehring (pictured) declined to comment. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.