UPDATE: Police say the officer was "stabbed with an edged weapon”.
Otto Jungarrayi Sims (at left) a prominent senior man in Yuendumu, describes the reaction of the community to the fatal shooting by police of a 19-year-old. Meanwhile the police association says "our brave officers ... have encountered what was evidently a very volatile and unpredictable situation". ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: An angry crowd outside the Yuendumu police station last night.
OTHER UPDATES: The Central Land Council is calling for “an inquiry without delay that is independent of the NT police” and wants to see to see the body camera evidence • Reports that the dead man was on parole were in error.
While the NT accounts for less than 1% of the national roll we account for over 5% of the electors not enrolled, says the NT Electoral Commission. That and the sheer size of remote electorates raise questions about the functioning of our political system.
Robert Jennings (centre), the Town Council's new broom, is sweeping up behind the closed doors where the heavy stuff has been routinely dealt with "in confidential" and away from public scrutiny. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE 11.50am November 8: Owners of Todd Tavern land, building not consulted by the government nor the lessees about any development.
Plans were apparently delayed or scrapped following the town council's rejection of Anzac Oval as a site for the national Aboriginal art gallery. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE 6am November 8: The general manager of the Todd Tavern says its plans are confidential.
UPDATE 5.15pm November 8: The Master Plan for Alice Springs Plaza and Todd Tavern has been shared with the Northern Territory Government and was completed as per the funding grant agreement. The contents of the Master Plan are commercial in confidence and cannot be shared at this time. Department of the Chief Minister.
UPDATE 7.10 pm November 8: Statement by Councillor Eli Melky.
Four students from Areyonga have graduated from Year 12 at the Unity College at Murray Bridge, South Australia. Pictured from left are Tarna Andrews (Areyonga Teacher), students Jimmy (Mick) Doolan, Selinda Hopkins, Claudia Coulthard, Christopher Doolan and Jonty Fernando (Areyonga School Principal).