Mount Riddock Station, 100 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs was one of the first cattle properties in Central Australia. In 1959 I was headed there for a job as a ringer. PETER LATZ, botanist, author, continues his recall of adventures in the bush and with traditional owners. Mr Latz, at left in the photo, is pictured with TV personality Costa Georgiadis.
It’s that time of the year when the Alice Springs News Online, over Christmas and New Year, brings you opinion pieces from locals from all walks of life, reflections on all that’s good (and not so good) in our region.
UPDATE December 5. Statement from Chief Minister Adam Giles on fracking report.
With the fire sale of TIO having proceeded, local CLP supporters are agitating for Adam Giles’ government to invest in what they call “sensible infrastructure”. Haven't we seen it all before? GUEST COMMENT by BOB DURNAN.
Where in the hell have those old men disappeared to? An important question, because there we were, hundreds of kilometres from anywhere, deep in the middle of the Tanami Desert, only to find that our three Aboriginal guides had just vanished into thin air! PETER LATZ, botanist, author,recalls adventures in the bush with traditional owners.
Chief Minister Adam Giles should immediately release the findings of the NT Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry handed to him late last week, write Jimmy Cocking, Director Arid Lands Environment Centre, and Tanya Hall, Central Australian Frack-free Coordinator.
The Giles Government needs to immediately release the full Hawke Report into Hydraulic Fracturing in the NT rather than hiding it from the public, writes Nicole Manison, Shadow Minister for the Environment.