The 'right to drinkers' stayed away in droves: at last night's small public meeting on the draft Alice Springs Alcohol Management Plan no voice was raised in protest about ongoing restrictions on takeaway grog purchases, nor about what amounts to a targeting of Aboriginal drinkers with the so-called 'POSIs'. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Keep the transfer station but move the dump, says Cr Steve Brown. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: View into the Ilparpa Valley across the landfill (before the construction of the transfer station) and part the sewage ponds, from the eastern side of The Gap.
Dramatic reductions in alcohol consumption and alcohol related family violence assaults are likely to feature prominently in next week’s public meeting about control measures in the next two years. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Tipping out alcohol when the Congress Shop surrendered its liquor licence in 1990.
The social licence to frack for gas promised by the NT government will not be earned by using more taxpayer’s money to overstate the short term benefits, minimise the risks of fracking and ignore renewable energy options, writes the Catholic Social Justice Awareness Group, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish.