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Native Title threatens cattle land development: NFF

 

The process of allowing non-pastoral uses of cattle land, such as tourism and horticulture, is under threat of turning into red tape, says the non-pastoral use permit process, under the NT Pastoral Land Act," says the CEO of the National Farmers' Federation, Tony Mahar (pictured).

Native title rights declared south of Alice

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Aboriginal people will gain rights on four cattle stations, says Central Land Council chairman Francis Jupurulla Kelly (pictured).

 

Fracking panel for cattlemen: debate or monologues?

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As much of their land is under claim from petroleum companies, cattlemen are getting poor answers to their questions, with water security uppermost on their mind. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Work snags: Rock star expectations instead of proving themselves

With 65 employees, nearly 70% of them Aboriginal, Ingkerreke Commercial is on the leading edge of Indigenous business.

"Aborigines are an integral part of our community and that means they are an integral part of our workforce,"  says manager Scott McConnell (below) . Aborigines want work but are looking for respect: "They don't need wash-down stations" on the approach roads to Alice Springs – a swipe at Councillor Steve Brown's proposal for “Welcome to Town” centres. On the other hand, young job seekers have expectations like Rock stars, says Mr McConnell. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the launch by Regional Development Minister Alison Anderson of the draft Indigenous Economic Development Strategy 2013-2020. Ms Anderson (at right, centre) is pictured with Kym Nolan, Director, Indigenous Economic Development, and Bridgette Bellenger, Executive Director, Regional Development.

More bushfire "vollies" – and we'll need them!

There has been a massive increase in the number of volunteer bushfire fighters in Alice Springs.

"Vollies" captain Shawn O'Toole says until earlier this year there
were about five or six volunteers. Now there are about 40, taking part
in training.

Meanwhile warmer weather and winds are creating dangerous fire
conditions although Grant Allan, of Bushfires NT, says close to three
quarters of the town's periphery are secure now because recent blazes
have already consumed the extraordinarily high fuel load there.

And the Department of Lands and Planning says it will not prosecute for a loading infringement of a truck driver taking a grader to a blaze north of town to stop a fire advancing towards buildings in a quarry.

The department has not yet responded to questions from Alice Springs News Online about
any liability the government may have for fires starting along roads it
has responsibility for, and that may enter pastoral land, causing
losses of fodder, man-hours fighting the fires and expenses for the use
of graders and possible damage to them.

Members of the Hayes pastoral family say of the multitude of fires
they had to fight this year, all but one had come from public
roads. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Pictured getting
the low-down from Shawn O'Toole (second from left) on the pump mounted
on an "operational vehicle" are "vollies" (from left) Diane Chanut,
Wayne Phillips, Alan Leahy, Katherine Hastie and Nikolas Sestokas.

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