Governments are promising to keep people and the economy afloat but anyone on a temporary visa — that’s anyone on a holiday visa or even a sponsored worker on a temporary visa are likely to miss out, says Alice Springs migration agent Anke Nagel (pictured). Report by JULIUS DENNIS.
The NT is doing better than the national average in the number of people tested for COVID-19 but the government is mum on other questions, including what are the quarantine facilities in Alice Springs at present? How many people are quarantined there? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The first casualty in a war is truth. In the Territory, when there is a crisis, it is transparency that gets the boot. Yet COVID-19 is a matter of life and death, and the public’s vital trust in the people managing the pandemic depends on how they are treating us: So far, so bad. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. Photo: Health Minister Natasha Fyles.
Nearly five years on, only $88.5 million has been released for projects in Northern Australia, less than 2% in total funding, write Senator Murray Watt, Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Warren Snowdon MP and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy (both pictured).
The Central Land Council warns that unless governments ensure food supply in remote communities, residents will defy orders and continue to travel in and out of biosecurity areas to shop in Alice Springs, says CLC chief executive Joe Martin-Jard in a media release. Photo: Hermannsburg / Ntaria, 130kms west of Alice Springs on the banks of the Finke River.