Traversing the West MacDonnell Ranges, yarning about outback families facing challenges, overcoming adversity and developing resilience in their everyday lives – that's what Horses for Courses is all about.
The Katherine Museum, home of the Tiger Moth (pictured) flown by the legendary Dr Clyde Fenton, is threatened with closure and the historic Knotts Crossing Cemetery is a mess, writes resident Bruce Francais.
The demolition of Anzac High School (pictured) will continue, says Minister Eva Lawler, the Minister responsible for the Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics (DIPL). In reply to a shock statement from the ICAC yesterday she says getting a report on the refurbishment of the historic building "would have been a waste to taxpayers’ money". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE Friday 7.40am: Save Anzac High campaigner David Hewitt says he inspected the school last night and found no signs that the removal of asbestos had started, as claimed by Minister Lawler.
The ICAC finds the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics let a $2m tender to demolish the Anzac Hill High School despite a report that it was “good condition” with “no sign of deterioration in any of the external walls, floors, pylons, or concrete stairs”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The government's Major Events company, which sponsors the event, will not declare the number of people attending. Last time they were caught out by a question in the Assembly from Independent Member for Araluen, Robyn Lambley. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Over 20 years Franca Barraclough has made an outstanding contribution to the arts community in Alice Springs. She's got the images for her new work in the can. Now she's inviting the public to help fund making them really big. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Three small fixed-wing aircraft and one helicopter are standing by at Batchelor for use as water bombers during the fire season but there are none in Alice Springs. PHOTOS: The devastation at Ormiston Gorge after January's 17 day blaze in the West MacDonnells. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Should he be able to use his $100,000 job as Mayor (pictured, ABC News) campaigning against the government poised to invest $70m in the town for the Aboriginal art gallery and cultural centre, and more for the CBD? COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.
Some had opened their doors late, so they could support the students this morning, some at lunchtime, to attend the action’s Sustainable Barbecue (camel burgers donated by Milner Meats). Others closed for the whole day, throwing themselves this afternoon into planning the forward momentum of this movement. KIERAN FINNAE reports.