The community leader puts froward a thorough-going proposal to “re-set” the debate on the national Aboriginal art gallery, arguing the divisive issue of location should be put aside in favour of more clearly defining the project’s purpose. Dr Walker is pictured with Peter Renehan, chairman of the Centre for Appropriate Technology, native title holder and son of Doris Stuart, Mparntwe apmereke-artweye. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Territory Generation, which is wholly owned by the NT Government, did not seek advice prior to committing to the $75m new power station from a prize-winning Alice-based firm which has renewable energy contracts throughout the Pacific region, and designed the Hilton hotel rooftop solar array (pictured), the largest in the southern hemisphere at the time. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
In the shadow of the federal Budget, friends of the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT), board members and staff, past and present, gathered last Friday to celebrate the publication of Alan Mayne’s Alternative Interventions, a book that charts CAT’s history to 2010, when it had 130 staff on the books and was turning over $25 million. Today the picture is somewhat different and their survival strategy can be summed up as this: “Pull business back now and grow again once the chaos subsides.” KIERAN FINNANE reports.