On the one hand the Central Land Council successfully lobbied early for closing the NT's borders in order to protect remote communities, on the other they scheduled a meeting in Alice Springs that require a man from a designated biosecurity area to come into town. Telephone and online communications facilities are available in the man's home community. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Google Earth photo of Papunya.
There needs to be a cull, say government officers, but the responsible residents are not acting, and the Central Land Council, responsible for assisting owners of Aboriginal land, remains mum on the tragedy. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Horses are starving to death north-east of Alice Springs. Rotting carcasses near homes are a growing health hazard to residents. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE 4pm The Department of Primary Industry and Resources says Aboriginal Land Rights Act land is managed by the landowners, in conjunction with the Central Land Council. It is always concerning and distressing when any animals have died, especially in a manner such as this.
We found more evidence of bilbies in the areas where there were cats. Perhaps that means that foxes have a greater impact on bilby numbers than cats and that a single fox is one too many, writes Peter Donohoe, of the Central Land Council’s land management section.
As elected members of the Central Land Council (CLC) move to bypass their own senior staff to gain information about million dollar investments, the Minister responsible for the CLC, Nigel Scullion (pictured), is dodging questions. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Amoonguna forms company to regain control over repairs, maintenance, the local shop and to get a 99 year lease over its own land, but CLC wants to control the process, says community elder. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Resident despairing over neglect torched his home last year.