Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Who will win: The car moguls or the buyers?

By ERWIN CHLANDA Scenario One: Your car breaks down on the Stuart Highway some 300 klicks from Alice Springs. You call a mechanic, he meets...

COGSO: Still waiting to be heard

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Nigel Scullion and the Federal government remain deaf to the pleas from more than half of remote students who are hearing impaired, writes Tabby Fudge (pictured), president of the NT Council of Government School Organisations.

Building contracts: Giles govt. should stand up for small business

Steve Brown comment

 

 

With the Giles Government now halfway through a term it was with some disgust this week that I discovered that the very mechanism used to rort the SIHIP funding for Aboriginal Housing is still in play.

Centrelink holds key to alcohol and crime mayhem but gets no seat at the Police Commissioner's round table

COMMENT by RUSSELL GUY

 

At recent meetings in Alice Springs, the NT Police Commissioner met with NT government departments, but not with Federal departments or non-government, community-based organisations.
The key Federal departments that he failed to involve are those controlling Centrelink and the new Remote Jobs and Community Programs (RJCP) which replaces CDEP from July, 2013.
These departments are critical to solving alcohol-related, anti-social behavior, by re-evaluating welfare entitlement and creating employment opportunities. RUSSELL GUY comments.

Meanwhile, Federal Member Warren Snowdon (pictured at left) has not responded to a request for an interview with the Alice Springs News Online, exploring to what extent a multi billion dollar program for indigenous people in the Territory will be fostering self-help.

 

PHOTO AT TOP: Aboriginal dingo trapper in the 1960s. Was he self-taught or had he participated in the kind of program Mr  Snowdon has announced? "$19.1 million to create 50 extra Aboriginal Working on Country ranger positions in remote Northern Territory communities over the next four years."

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