Cr Glen Auricht is “fearful that these children are going to be injured by angry people”, that “these kids would be killed”. Cooler heads on council want to act on a resolution of 2017, and meanwhile CCTV proliferates (photo) and the problems remain. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Have a string of actions taken about the property of Alan Viegas, 82, involuntary resident of the Old Timers Flynn Lodge, been under legislation that has been revoked? He has now regained control over his money, a past carer and campaigner for his rights discloses. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Questions arose in this office when the daughter of Mr Viegas was on the speaker phone.
Teacher resigns over inadequate IT equipment for Yirara College students. "While I lobbied in vain for the most basic classroom student computers, Yirara bought a high-tech plug-and-ray laser engraver (pictured) that reportedly cost close to $25,000," writes teacher Ralph Folds. Principal Chris England responds.
Alan Viegas enjoyed a few minutes of freedom this morning. Then the doors slammed shut behind him and he is again locked in, against his clearly expressed will, in the Flynn Lodge, part of the iconic Old Timers Home in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA report. Photo: Mr Viegas serving a legal document on the Old Timers manager, Anoop Thomas.
In a lightning visit to Alice Springs today the new Leader of the Opposition, Lia Finocchiaro, met mostly with business people and talked almost exclusively about crime. She spoke exclusively with Alice Springs News editor ERWIN CHLANDA.
Ampilatwatja and surrounding communities north of Alice Springs are without phone service and every time technicians try to fix it they get bogged on the recently flooded Sandover Highway. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE Thursday 1.30pm: The locals can’t use their cards to buy food so the shop is providing breakfast.
Territory Families has a new program for young people in state care who "require intensive services to support their return to family, attend school, access health and social activities such as sports, or transition into kinship or foster care". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Drinking water containing uranium at the rate of up to three times the safe level is used in several Central Australian communities, according to the environmental group, Friends of the Earth Australia. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.