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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.