While South Australia has been fighting a war against buffel for decades, and last year declared the grass to be a weed, in the NT the feral plant has been allowed to spread practically unchecked. There is now a major infestation of Palm Valley, one of The Centre's prime social and economic assets. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Leases, infrastructure, service delivery, housing and legislation to come under the microscope, says Housing Minister Bess Price, pictured at Little Sisters' camp with Baden Williams this morning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
There are 113 vacant public homes and Alice Springs while 612 applicants are waiting up to 93 months – that's seven years and eight months – to move in. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Boarded-up public housing in Alice Springs.
Adam Giles "puts aside" $20m for a national centre celebrating the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Central Australia, but where exactly is not clear. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Bess Price, Adam Giles and SA Premier Jay Weatherill this morning during the opening of the Office of Aboriginal Affairs in Alice Springs.
There are 114 unoccupied dwellings public housing dwellings in Alice Springs and about 614 applicants on the wait list, according to a spokeswoman for Housing Minister Bess Price. Vandalism continues to be a problem. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Stuart MLA's husband and self-confessed biggest fan, DAVE PRICE (pictured), discloses his wife's role in last week's CLP upheaval and lets fly against prominent Charles Darwin University professor, Rolf Gerritsen.
Opposition Leader, Delia Lawrie, says government frontbencher Bess Price (pictured) "was happy enough to use traditional owners connected to the Whitegate families in her election advertising two years ago, but now she will take no action to ensure these people get the water turned back on and their land tenure issues resolved.”