The Central Land Council has all but ruled out a nuclear dump on Aboriginal land it controls – roughly half of the Territory's southern half. A "comprehensive proposal" is missing, says CLC director David Ross.
What should the Alice Springs Town Council do about the clearly expressed wish by Arrernte people associated with Akeyulerre Inc, an Arrernte healing centre on Stuart Terrace, to remove the statue of explorer John McDouall Stuart just across the road? Should they begin by responding to an open letter, addressed to Stuart but forwarded to the Mayor and elected members in the hope of a "very respectful discussion"? KIERAN FINNANE reports.
UPDATE, October 24, 5.15pm: MacDonnell Regional Council has won in six categories of the awards.
MacDonnell Regional Council’s President, Sid Anderson and CEO, Jeff MacLeod, along with workers from each of their region’s three finalist communities are hoping for a win at tonight’s Territory Tidy Towns awards in Darwin.
While the NT Electoral Commission is declining to deal with reports from a whistleblower claiming that Chief Minister Adam Giles has failed to declare an election donation worth several thousand dollars, Mr Giles is announcing "a wide-ranging investigation into political donation processes and legislation". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Aboriginal flag outside the Central Land Council in Alice Springs is flying at half mast today as Central Australian Aboriginal people mourn the passing of Australia’s 21st Prime Minister, Edward Gough Whitlam, write Francis Kelly (Chairman) and David Ross (CEO), of the Central Land Council.
Chief Minister Adam Giles has still not confirmed nor denied whether he was given the use of a 4WD (similar to the one pictured) for two months during his 2012 election campaign without declaring this to the NT Electoral Commission. And the commission refuses to probe the allegation although a whistleblower is offering full cooperation. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
It started with an aesthetic idea – a vision of the loveliness of pinch pots, the simplest of ceramic forms, en masse. It became an idea about community. To get the thousands needed to fill the gallery, ceramicists Suzi Lyon and Mel Robson had to involve other people, writes KIERAN FINNANE.