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Issue 19

$1m from Feds to deal with Central Desert water issues

 

 

Yuendumu and Engawala are “communities under threat," according to Dianne Hood (pictured), CEO of the Central Desert Regional Council. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Australian flag stolen from Anzac Hill

 

 

 

Council confirms the theft on Australia day. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Government cash for heritage projects

The St Mary’s Chapel, Chapman House, Araluen Homestead and the Seven Mile Control Tower at the Airport are included in lice Springs.

Curfew: sixth time lucky for Cr Melky?

 

 

It will be by way of a public places by-law, "staring us in face all this time”.  Kieran Finnane reports on this and other council news in brief. 

Mayor's 'conflict': council to ask for independent legal opinion

 

 

Council's in-house legal advice had not adequately dealt with the perception of a conflict of interest, argued councillors. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

Gunner demands council deal with Mayor's 'conflict of interest'

 

Council's solicitor, examining the legislation, finds no conflict; he says the Mayor's CLP views are his right. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Trashing and rebuilding: "Investing" by NT Government

 

 

The NT Government, widely regarded as being bankrupt, has just spent $2m demolishing the Anzac Highschool (the photo shows the empty site). Minister Uibo announces she will now "invest" $5.2m "in specialist infrastructure to help support NT students with additional needs to reach their full potential". That was one of the functions of Anzac High. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

War on Iran must be prevented

 

Concerned locals last Saturday joined a Global Day of Protest on the heightened risk of a US war with Iran, following the arguably illegal assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in early January. The killing was ordered by US President Donald Trump and carried out by a US drone. Comment by JONATHAN PILBROW

Youth curfew petition the government cannot ignore

 

 

Independent Member of Araluen Robyn Lambley says she is launching her own petition in the format required by the Legislative Assembly after one on Facebook was taken down. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Solar cars are more than silent, fast and cheap to run

 

 

Electric cars are the future, and in the Alice – with all our sunshine – they are a no-brainer, says local businessman Hunter Murray (pictured). He has four of them, ranging from two town runabouts to a luxury Tesla 3 that's the closest thing to a driverless car I've been in. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Former Alice youth advocate gets Oz Day honour

 

The 2020 Australia’s Local Hero award was presented to youth advocate Bernie Shakeshaft of Armidale, NSW, a former resident of Alice Springs. The documentary "Backtrack Boys" explores his achievements and was reviewed in theAlice Springs News.

 

UPDATE 10.30am: The the 2020 Centralian Awards.

Why not us?

 

 

Most of the NT received good rain but why not The Alice? And it's just a slim may-be next week: 5% chance of rain on Monday, 20% on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 30% Thursday.

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