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Issue 32

Another strategy to get kids to school in remote communities

In the Northern Territory’s remote communities only 13% of kids are attending school 80% of the time, says Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion. 80% is generally regarded as the minimum required to make learning progress. Describing the situation as “horrific” Senator Scullion has announced a two-year strategy to break “the cycle of non-attendance”.

 

Eight of town's brightest in Top 20

Alice Springs is well represented in the Top 20 (actually 21)  results for the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET). The students received their results yesterday.

Next boom is up to us, not the government

 

 

 

Our Chief Minister Adam Giles is moving about the community letting it be known in no uncertain terms that the days of socialist government, where government is expected to provide everything, where a new project is never started before applying for and receiving funding, are gone.

Offers to purchase first blocks at Kilgariff

 

Applications have been made for the purchase of a "reasonable number" of blocks in Stage One of the new Kilgariff suburb, according to a reliable source. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Work on the suburb earlier this year.

The waste of public housing

 

 

Public housing stock the Territory does still have is often allowed to remain vacant for long periods of time. Why?

Housing rents as much as some families earn

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The second NT Cost of Living Report, released today by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service with support from NT Shelter, reveals that Territory households pay a greater proportion of their incomes on housing costs than households elsewhere in the country, write Wendy Morton (NTCOSS) and Toni Vine Bromley (NT Shelter).

CLP turns its back on its heartland: Lawrie

 

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The CLP Government has turned its back on businesses and families in Alice Springs, writes Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie.

What booze really did to James Bond

 

ALCOHOL WATCH #4 by Russell Guy.

 

PHOTO: In 1990, the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress purchased a food outlet and an attached takeaway liquor licence, and allowed the licence to lapse immediately at considerable cost to itself, and making a spectacle of pouring out booze in Gap Road. These days Aboriginal interests are less coy about becoming part of the grog trade, owning three IGA bottle shops and one in the Milner Road store. Photo by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Report of a near fatal, in the first person

I've written many traffic accident reports, beginning in the '60s as a police roundsman for a daily newspaper in Vienna. All were written in the third person. At about 8:25pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at age 68, I had my first serious traffic accident. So here is my first person account of what happened, what it meant to me, what it made me discover about my family, friends, profession, community. My life in general, really. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: In the Alice hospital about an hour after my near-fatal crash.

Land Council power struggle?

 

An apparent power struggle within the Central Land Council saw two prominent figures in Central Australian Aboriginal politics facing off in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court today. Maurie Ryan, chairman of the Land Council, applied for a personal violence order against Michael Liddle, who not so long ago was his deputy and who remains on the executive, representing Lhere Artepe. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

Why the increase in NT alcohol sales and consumption?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The first increase in alcohol sales and consumption in the NT since 2005, along with increased domestic violence and other offences against the person, reinforces the need for a full-scale joint NT and Commonwealth Board of Inquiry into alcohol consumption and harm in the NT, writes Dr. John Boffa (pictured), of the People's Alcohol Action Coalition (PAAC).

 

Vet says live export is good for animal welfare

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

Without live export hundreds of thousands of cattle will die horribly across north Australia, writes veterinarian Dr. Gehan Jayawardhan, of Leanyer.

 

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