New CEO Dan Tyson regards it as a "business, first and foremost, capable of demonstrating its worth to the government, and to the commercial sector". He is eyeing off corporate retreats and immersion in The Centre's lifestyle for senior private and public sector people to turn a dollar, and heads up a solar power initiative while encouraging Michael Liddle's successful Codes 4 Life to expand. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Neglected kids "commit property and other crimes as they seek food, shelter and attention wherever and however," writes Michael Liddle (pictured), Chairperson of the Central Australian Alcohol Programs Unit.
Disturbing events in Tennant Creek this week, including the alleged sexual assault of a two-year-old girl, are an extreme example of a more widespread lawlessness engulfing the lives of too many Aboriginal people. This is what a program called Codes for Life is attempting to confront. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
A failed court action by Maurie Ryan, Chairman of the Central Land Council, against one of its councillors and former Deputy Chairman, Michael Liddle (right), does not seem to have settled an apparent power struggle between them, but for the time being it’s Ryan 0, Liddle 1. Magistrate David Bamber this week dismissed Mr Ryan’s application for a personal violence restraining order against Mr Liddle for want of evidence, but the hearing revealed something about the reasons for their antagonism. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The face-off between heavyweights in the local Aboriginal political scene continued in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court today. Maurie Ryan (left, in the centre), chairman of the Central Land Council, is applying for a personal violence order against former deputy chairman and ongoing executive member, Michael Liddle (right). KIERAN FINNANE reports.
An apparent power struggle within the Central Land Council saw two prominent figures in Central Australian Aboriginal politics facing off in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court today. Maurie Ryan, chairman of the Land Council, applied for a personal violence order against Michael Liddle, who not so long ago was his deputy and who remains on the executive, representing Lhere Artepe. KIERAN FINNANE reports.