The Government has moved one step closer to introducing its new environment protection legislation following extensive community consultation, writes Eva Lawler, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources.
The bitter debate about the proposed National Aboriginal Art Gallery has long ago crystallised into whether it should be on the Anzac Oval site or not. The council, due to debate the issues in a few minutes, had no trouble understanding that and it formulated its poll accordingly. But the government conflated opposition to the Anzac option with opposition to the gallery, which flawed its "consultation" from the beginning. IMAGES: Read the fine print. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
If the Town Council wants to consult the community over the future of Anzac Oval it had better get a move on: this was essentially the message from Tourism and Culture Minister Lauren Moss after council met with her and Braitling MLA Dale Wakefield on 5 July. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
KIERAN FINNANE comments on the current consultation about a possible site for a project we know very little about and on which we are yet to hear from the Minister (pictured) or the committee co-chairs.
Another town plan in the making: The public is invited to have its say but it appears much is already set in concrete. It seems the government is hoping it will get leave to squeeze the town's future into a template already cast. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The NT Government to release its mandatory rehabilitation legislation for public consultation prior to the next Parliamentary sittings in mid-May, writes Priscilla Collins, CEO of the Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT.