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Dujuan's moving story and its missing pieces

 

He is bright, thoughtful, rather charismatic, he has a loving Aboriginal family but he is getting into trouble. Does the film that tells his story really get down to why? KIERAN FINNANE reviews In my blood it runs.  

Film short on answers for trouble in the streets

 

In My Blood It Runs is propaganda, not a documentary, but a it has a strong message nonetheless: Families must find the solutions because politicians, bureaucrats and NGOs surely won't, says Elder and collaborator in the movie, William Tilmouth. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

'I saw the bombers'

 

 

On February 19, 1942, Father John McGrath, under strafing fire on Bathurst Island, radioed a warning about a large number of aircraft approaching. RAAF operations thought that the aircraft were probably American P-40s so no immediate action was taken. Japanese began bombing Darwin some 20 minutes later. By JOHN P McD SMITH.

Labor gets fracking, gambling, booze cash: Fraser-Adams

 

 

All Johnston candidates put Labor last on the how to vote cards, writes Sue Fraser-Adams, president, Ban Fracking Fix Crime Protect Water Party (at left). Labor pretends it is against fracking, she says.

Train hoppers hurt

Rail services in the NT and SA were delayed for four hours as youths jump from moving train.

Can Alice Springs crime statistics be trusted?

 

 

Contrary to current popular opinion, crime against the person in Alice Springs is not worse than ever before, if you take the NT crime statistics as your guide: But are the base data from the police, unchecked by anyone else, reliable? And why does the categorising of NT police statistics not match with that of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which means we can't compare apples with apples? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Locked in senior: Daughter speaks out

 

 

Lisa Wilson, the daughter of Alan Viegas, has sent to the Alice Springs News an image containing two photos of her father (at left). Mr Viegas as pictured by the News last week (at right). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Council's ambitious solar plan: 100% of what?

 

 

 

Does the 100% refer to all of the energy going to all council-owned infrastructure? Perhaps not, though the answer is far from clear. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Home on sale against senior's wish?

 

Alan Viegas, the senior in a battle with the Old Timers Village and his daughter Lisa Wilson over issues of personal freedom and substantial property, said this morning his home is not for sale. PHOTO: Much of the town turns out to raise money for the Old Timers at its annual fete, but the treatment of involuntary resident Mr Viegas casts a shadow over the iconic facility. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

NT Greens say free Assange

The NT Greens condemn the continuing persecution of Wikileaks’ publisher Julian Assange by the US, British and Australian governments, a fundamental attack on all democratic rights, writes Jasmyn Sheppard, Convenor of the NT Greens.

Lambley: Gunner Government gives away $5m youth camp

 

 

The Gunner Government has decided to give away to the Aboriginal owners of Loves Creek, near Ross River, east of Alice Springs, $5m worth of infrastructure and equipment from the only government owned boot camp in the NT, writes Robyn Lambley, Independent Member for Araluen. Photo: Management of the camp had its challenges.

Cr Auricht: All the way with USA on fate of Assange

 

 

Debate on the matter is “in real conflict with our community” because we have “a very large American contingent in town”, argues Councillor Glen Auricht. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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