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Debt-ridden govt wrests control of debt-free Transport Hall

 

The National Transport Hall of Fame is financially sound and has major assets but the Acting Director-General of Licensing Sally Ozolins has appointed a statutory manager to the organisation because it “has not functioned in accordance with the Associations Act 2003 or its Constitution”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

AFP denies spy encounter, no comment from Defence

 

 

Tourists remain firm that they were questioned by security personnel in the Kuyunba Reserve. The Australian Federal Police says it wasn't us, and stop asking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Electorate changes: no guarantee for consistency

 

 

Boundaries of electorates that were shunned when proposed 28 years are this year emerging as the answer to our prayers. So much for consistency, comments ALEX NELSON (pictured).

'Big Council' needed in times of trouble


 
Local government needs to be recognised in the Constitution, which would allow council "more opportunities for engaging directly with Federal Government, to make sure the needs of our community are heard in Canberra," says Cr Jimmy Cocking (pictured, white shirt) in an interview with ERWIN CHLANDA  in his Big Council or Small Council series.

Is talk of gas hot air?

 

 

Wiew # 1: No-one wants gas and the NT Government is backing the wrong horse. View # 2: The Australian LNG sector is now a A$50bn earner as exports climb 21% over 2018-19, according to EnergyQuest CEO Graeme Bethune (pictured). Who's right?

Vital CDU community safety course on hold

 

 

Charles Darwin University says it must wait for the national regulator to issue new qualifications for its Community Night Patrol course, leaving first responders to trouble on communities out in the cold. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Online image by CAAMA.

Minister Lawler determined to demolish Anzac High

 

Minister for Infrastructure Eva Lawler "did not want to hear what we were saying" about planned demolition of the school, writes Brenda Shields. PHOTO courtesy Alex Nelson.

 

UPDATE August 1: Demolition tender let.

Wakefield, Gunner release comprehensive youth crime plan

 

Braitling MLA Dale Wakefield and Chief Minister Michael  Gunner have just released their Back on Track: Cutting Youth Crime plan, including significant initiatives such as boot camps, construction industry training by private companies, and new powers for the police. Their media release is published here in full, and we invite our readers to comment.

How many Welcomes to Country is too many?

 

 

It's no wonder that many citizens in Australia have developed a bad case of ceremonyitis, writes BRUCE FRANCAIS, of Katherine.

IAD under external administration

 

 

IAD Press is a noted publishing house. The News is seeking information about how it may be impacted by the current insolvency. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO from the IAD website.

Making electricity is easy. Transporting it is not.

 

The sun's doing a great job for solar power. Now the bureaucrats have to do their bit. RePower Alice Springs gives an update of how we can make fossil fuel use a thing of the past. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Regulation of electrical reticulation in Ho Chi Minh City seems as inadequate ours is over the top.

 

UPDATE July 18, 4:55pm: Reply from Power & Water.

Town under pressure from visitor boom

 

Alice Springs is full, at least for people travelling with caravans and mobile homes, and the overflow is impacting on local beauty spots. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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