Central Australian women, artist and subject, are the People's Choice winner of the Portrait of a Senior Territorian. They are painter Julia Mayman, for a portrait of Daphne Puntjina, titled Proud Land.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner lambasts the Alice Springs Town Council instead of giving straight answers to questions in Parliament from Robyn Lambley on compulsory acquisition. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The northern half of Anzac Oval.
"There are no known records of NT Government compulsory acquisition of land owned by a NT Local Government Authority," MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley (at left) is told. The government would need to provide “just terms compensation”, says Town Council CEO Rex Mooney (at right). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
"While Margaret’s story shares an intensity of incident I’ve heard from others of her generation, never have I been gripped in literary form by such warmth and candour about what such events have meant to an individual," writes ROD MOSS of the recently published autobiography of Margaret Heffernan.
1 Territory likes its chances as Michael Gunner's ballooning deficit and hapless policies such as the alcohol floor price mirror the Adam Giles fiasco. ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with the party's vice-president, Sue Fraser Adams (pictured).
Doris Stuart and Harold Furber (pictured), two prominent Arrernte elders, let fly at the members of the Town Council last night, minutes before their sensational condemnation of the NT Government's "preferred" Anzac Oval site for the Aboriginal art gallery. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The latest alcohol initiative seems safe from being in conflict with the Australian Constitution's requirement for trade between states to be "absolutely free". However, beer sellers may gain an illegal advantage from the sharply increased cost of cheap wines from interstate under the floor price law which came into effect in the NT this month. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.