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Issue 15

Visions of Utopia

 

Stories and pictures you won't see in John Pilger's film 

 

Priorities are shifting at Arlparra, also known as Utopia. Traditional owners did not want it to develop as a community, but to rather be a resource centre, delivering services to people living on their homelands. But in a visit to the area this week Member for Namatjira, Alison Anderson, was told that the push from locals is now for “housing, housing, housing” at Arlparra. KIERAN FINNANE travelled with Ms Anderson ahead of the heavily promoted broadcast of Pilger's Utopia on SBS this Saturday.

Ask Lisa for the secret of growing a business in Alice

 

Message to the "we'll all be ruined" brigade: There's plenty of scope in Alice Springs for growing a business – and quite without government handouts. Just ask Lisa Perry. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO by TAYLOR CHALKER.

Huge budget cuts for environmental lobby

 

 

Governments have inflicted "significant" budget cuts on the Alice Springs based Arid Lands Environment Centre, says its CEO Jimmy Cocking (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Mysterious interference with Alice mobile calls

 

 

A mystery source of interference is causing disruption to mobile phone calls in Alice Springs and also to internet users linked to 3G and 4G access for browsing and emails.

5% council rate rise proposed

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The Town Council is proposing a 5% rate rise largely to cope with increases in electricity costs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Mayor Damien Ryan.

Public drinking: town council staffer stands his ground

 

 

 

Town council Community Services Director Craig Catchlove (pictured) stood his ground last night when he came under fire over statements on illegal public drinking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Electricity cost still up in the air, cuts by Feds a worry for council

 

 

No CPI increase "leaving a hole in our budget for the next three years," says Mayor Ryan.

Desert Parasite?

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Knowledge indeed! It appears that despite all the early promise the only expertise DK has mastered is in the art of filling out grant application forms and the gross over production of supporting propaganda, writes STEVE BROWN.

Can you get mining royalties plus the dole?

 

Do people receiving mining royalties, whose distribution are high points in the lives of local used car salesmen, have their Centrelink payments canceled or suspended? The Department of Human Services, doesn't keep records of that, ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: A "powder monkey's" rig underground in the Granites mine north-west of Alice Springs, source of millions in mining royalties.

Chief Minister: 'Not enough investment in culture'

 

Aboriginal culture “is the heart and soul of the Northern Territory" and "I don’t think we put enough into investment in culture”, Chief Minister Adam Giles told the Arrernte traditional owners, their families, friends and well-wishers who gathered on Wednesday to launch a book and a short film about the work Akeyulerre Inc is doing. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured: Arrernte elder Amelia Turner with children at the launch.

Youth activist, businessman joins PUP

 

 

The opportunity of being in on the ground floor on policy formulation is a strong reason for him joining the Palmer United Party (PUP), says youth activist and businessman Matty Day, pictured doing a skateboarding trick in the CBD. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Tollner gets a free lunch in more ways than one

 

 

 

 

Budget: Treasurer Dave Tollner gets it easy as in Alice the movers and shakers don't move nor shake. PHOTO: Four star wilderness lodge at Redbank Gorge: Wouldn't it be nice! COMMENT by  ERWIN CHLANDA.

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