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Tough China questions for Labor’s Lingiari candidate

I sent the following open letter to Marion Scrymgour (at right). A little over a year ago, while in your position as CEO of the...

Buy local? Government, council not getting it right.

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The netball stadium construction schedule was too tight for local firms to get a major part of the contract. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Chief Minister Adam Giles (centre) at the "photo opportunity".

 

Govt job goes to head of liquidated firm

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The NT Government has awarded a contract to an Alice Springs firm whose principal, Brendan Ross Peterkin (picture from his Facebook site), is linked to a company that was wound up in 2012 with debts of $1.5m. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Housing scheme victims speak after Carey is sentenced

 

 

 

 

It's been a long time coming – three years – but there was only partial satisfaction for victims when Randal Carey was sentenced to gaol this morning. KIERAN FINNANE reports. PHOTO: Victims Alan Fisher and Denyse Thornton leave the court.

 

Hardware giant Bunnings set to start construction of Alice store

Bunnings is currently finalising the building contract for its new warehouse in Alice Springs, according to the company's Chief Operating Officer, Peter Davis.

He says the firm "is looking forward to commencing construction within the next two months".

The store, on the North Stuart Highway, represents an investment of over $23 million, says Mr Davis, and will provide employment for more than 100 local residents.

It is expected to open in mid 2013.

Leaked letter casts light on town council pool fiasco

 

 

The YMCA has asked the Town Council to pay it an additional amount of up to $45,000 a month "over and above the existing subsidy" for managing the town pool.
 The request was made by Fiona Davies, president of YMCA Central Australia, in a letter in December last year which proposed "a new business model with a new business plan and budget for presentation to Council at its March 2012 meeting."

The letter has been leaked to the Alice Springs News Online.

Meanwhile in a comment piece yesterday the News asked: Why can't we get a straight answer on this one?

The Alice Springs News Online had a phone call yesterday from someone requesting anonymity. What that person told me prompted me to send the following email to Mayor Damien Ryan and Town Council CEO Rex Mooney.

"I understand the YMCA has under-tendered for its management of the pool. Takings from attendance, and as a result, earnings, are well below expectations. The council is paying them half a million dollars more [in excess of the contract] during the life of the agreement (1 or 2 years?). This bail-out has not been made public. The proper course of action should have been to re-tender the contract. Could you please comment on this?"

Mr Mooney responded yesterday: "Erwin,  thank you for your email. My comment is: I am constrained by confidentiality to comment on the assumptions conveyed in your email." And Mr Ryan (pictured) replied: "Erwin ... any questions on operational issues need to be directed to the CEO." ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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