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Nature, markets kind to cattlemen. Crime, officialdom are not.

By ERWIN CHLANDA It’s a room full of smiles as cattlemen are gathering for their annual meeting after record rains and beef prices in the...

Special COVID permit to attend CLC meeting, go shopping


On the one hand the Central Land Council successfully lobbied early for closing the NT's borders in order to protect remote communities, on the other they scheduled a meeting in Alice Springs that require a man from a designated biosecurity area to come into town. Telephone and online communications facilities are available in the man's home community. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Google Earth photo of Papunya.

'Save Anzac Oval' motion defeated

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Will the council's Anzac Oval be ceded to the NT Government? KIERAN FINNANE will bring you updates during the evening. Stand by.

UPDATE: A majority of councillors have opposed a clear motion that would have taken the oval off the table.

Firebrands United: Block gas, oil production, says Anderson


The meet and greet of Aboriginal people this morning, in town for a two-day national convention on sovereignty, was star-studded and animated. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Ryan dismissed but doubts its legitimacy



It appears Maurie Japarta Ryan, the embattled chairman of the Central Land Council, today lost his position during a meeting of the council in Tennant Creek. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Land Council meeting: sparks to fly again



The Central Land Council meeting next week seems set for more turbulence, with this question high on the agenda: Who is running the show, the 90 elected delegates, or the staff and the executive? Maurie Japarta Ryan and Russell Bray (pictured) will be heading back into the fray. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Two week boot camp not enough to solve youth problems

A 15 day boot camp as apparently proposed by Correctional Services Minister John Elferink would be of little value.

That is the view of a member of the town council who, together with long-time youth worker Graham Ross, has been planning for years to set up a residential facility out bush for young people. PHOTO: Graham Ross (at left) and Cr Brown at the site in the Larapinta Valley where they hope to establish a camp for young people in trouble.

Cr Melky's curfew motion soundly defeated




Only his seconder, Councillor Geoff Booth, voted with Cr Eli Melky (pictured) favour of his motion to revive plans for a youth curfew.

The proposal was defeated six votes to two at last night's town council meeting. (Cr Chansey Paech was on leave.)

A related motion received an overwhelming yes vote.


The answers to our grog problem will be a home brew, says Lambley

The new government's alcohol strategies will be a home-brewed solution, driven by locals and not by Darwin.

While Minister for Central Australia Robyn Lambley (pictured), after today's first "stakeholders" meeting on the issues, was surprisingly flexible about most issues, she's adamant that any solutions will come from locals. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alcohol meeting in chaos and under heavy guard

The new government's grappling with alcohol problems is off to a chaotic start.
Deputy Chief Minister Robyn Lambley called a meeting of "stakeholders" – excluding the media and the public. But uninvited guests – family and friends of Kwementyaye Briscoe who died in the Alice Springs watchhouse in January – turned the gathering into noisy chaos, with his aunt, Patricia Morton Thomas (pictured), noisily demanding that police be charged.


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