The National Transport Hall of Fame is financially sound and has major assets but the Acting Director-General of Licensing Sally Ozolins has appointed a statutory manager to the organisation because it “has not functioned in accordance with the Associations Act 2003 or its Constitution”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The society has come to an agreement with NT Government instrumentalities: It will become a corporation, the legendary Liz Martin will continue as an advisor and it's all go for the 2018 reunion. Ms Martin is calling for locals to join up: Currently only 1% of the members are from Alice. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.
Lack of political leadership that beggars belief has allowed one of the town's major icons to lose its outstanding manager of 25 years, put in train its likely reduction to a much less prominent museum, with loss of the camaraderie, the corporate knowledge and the character and the compassion of the people supporting it.
Offers to access various grants and subsidised consulting services have not been taken up to date, claims Department of Trade, Business and Innovation. Ms Martin is pictured with the results of a break-in into her office. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.