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Tough China questions for Labor’s Lingiari candidate

I sent the following open letter to Marion Scrymgour (at right). A little over a year ago, while in your position as CEO of the...

Imparja: its disappearing purpose

The endless question of Aboriginal broadcast media in Central Australia: Is there a plan? In its fourth decade Imparja Television is downgraded to a...

Imparja, CAAMA: One a relay station, the other broke

By ERWIN CHLANDA Local television started in Alice Springs with a noble agenda: made-in-Alice news, current affairs and entertainment as well as Aboriginal cultural programming...

Aboriginal construction jobs that last

By ERWIN CHLANDA Alice Springs builder Murray River North, which usually reaches or gets close to its target of 40% Aboriginal employment, is one of...

Crossed Ts, dotted Is: Closing The Gap needs more

COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA Aboriginal people have done well surviving in arduous conditions for 50,000 years but it is questionable that they will survive the...

The first Aboriginal preschool in Alice Springs


Father Percy Smith and Lucy Britain who worked for the Anglican Church in 1953 became concerned that Aboriginal children who lived in the town area of Alice Springs did not have access to a preschool. So the started one. By JOHN P McD SMITH. PHOTO: Aboriginal children being helped off the government truck at St John's Hostel Pre-School. Mrs Lucy Britain (right) and Ms Marie Burke (left).

Escapee ran into the bush



Kevin Hayes (pictured) was last seen at Mt Allen, say police.

Gallery business case slap in the face of custodians

The business case for the national Aboriginal art gallery, one year overdue, is "based on the development of a CBD-based" institution, a location in direct conflict with the wishes of the town's Aboriginal custodians. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Minister Wakefield.


UPDATE 4pm: The cost of the business case report is $224,121 excluding GST.

Now $90m earmarked for Aboriginal gallery

2599 Aboriginal Art Directory SMp2411 Lauren Moss presser 150A surprise a minute with the town's biggest project on the drawing board. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.  Arts Minister Lauren Moss is pictured with Namatjira MLA Chansey Paech and Phillip Watkins, CEO of Desart.


UPDATE: Minister Moss provided a statement at 5.17pm, explaining the role of the two galleries.

No answers, more government bumph on gallery




The public debate about the proposed Aboriginal gallery keeps running into dead ends: Now Acting Tourism Minister Natasha Fyles (pictured) fails to answer questions from the Opposition Leader but instead spruiked the same old, same old in Parliament yesterday.

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