Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Imparja, CAAMA: One a relay station, the other broke

By ERWIN CHLANDA Local television started in Alice Springs with a noble agenda: made-in-Alice news, current affairs and entertainment as well as Aboriginal cultural programming...

Huge Finke media contingent to put Alice on the map

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Rhodes tops this morning's Car and Buggy Prologue (so far). ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: The media contingent at yesterday's briefing given by Finke president Antony Yoffa (far right).

 

Federal media laws: Will we become a dictatorship?

The argument about Federal media legislation, pushed by Minister for Communications, Stephen Conroy (pictured) is clear and brief.

[a] The government does not control the work of journalists.

[b] The government does control the work of journalists.

In the case of [b] Australia would be a dictatorship. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

Jurrah trial, Day Two: Witness refuses to discuss family feud

Counsel for Liam Jurrah this morning attempted to explore the family dispute that may lie behind the events of March 7 last year at Little Sisters Camp, during which it is alleged the former star footballer caused serious harm to his cousin, Basil Jurrah.

Jon Tippet QC tried to ask witness Freda Jurrah, Liam Jurrah's aunty, about the reason for the trouble. Was it between the Watson and Walker-Granites families? Yes. Was it caused by the death of Kwementyaye Watson? Yes. The Watson family were upset with the Walker-Granite families because they "blamed them" for the death of Kwementyaye Watson? No answer. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Pictured: Liam Jurrah enters the court, with Jon Tippet QC at his side.

Todd Mall: Are we finally getting it right?

ALEX NELSON asks the question after decades of ill-fated developments in the town's main drag, the war between two shopping centres,  tinkering with traffic, parking and public use, and lots of government largesse. Should there be a Royal Commission?

LETTER: A town council media policy is wrong on every count

During my time as an alderman of the Alice Springs Town Council I fought the introduction of a media policy for years. It came before council twice. It was defeated twice.
The core reason was that elected members are not bureaucrats, not staff members. They do not represent the council but the ratepayers and the people of Alice Springs, writes Murray Stewart.

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