While your pension may get trimmed if your family home is over a certain value, the conversation about what impact Aboriginal assets should be having on welfare payments is only just beginning. Is there a case for asset testing millions of royalty dollars that are flowing to Aborigines? ERWIN CHLANDA comments. PHOTO: The processing plant at the Granites gold mine on Warlpiri land west of Alice Springs.
The town council has refunded $6080 in inspection fees it had charged a developer of units (pictured). He calls it "speculative invoicing" and says he had to go to considerable lengths to get his money back. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Arid Lands Environment Centre is relocating in response to the savage cuts to the environment sector in the 2014-15 Federal and Territory Government budgets which left the organisation with no operational funding and limited project opportunities, writes its director, Jimmy Cocking.