After decades of arguing about remote housing, consultants are still paid well for big words while the people on the ground could be taught to fix the small jobs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Pictured: A kit to fix leaking taps.
"My path to public office wasn’t a conventional one," Senator Nigel Scullion, who holds the key Aboriginal Affairs portfolio, said in a media statement today. "I was just an everyday fisherman and some time buffalo shooter and I raised my three beautiful children Sarah, Daniel and Luke on a fishing boat off the coast of Gove and North East Arnhem Land." ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Persistence pays off for three women, and their supporters: After a campaign over more than two decades, Alice Springs has a dedicated place for people near the end of their life. Pictured are the main players (from left) Sandra Clyne, Mary Miles, Robyn Lambley and current Health Minister Natasha Fyles. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Is the Alice Desert Festival eligible for Federal funds from the pool given to four applicants in the Top End? And if so, why did the festival not lodge an application? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO from the 2013 festival.
As elected members of the Central Land Council (CLC) move to bypass their own senior staff to gain information about million dollar investments, the Minister responsible for the CLC, Nigel Scullion (pictured), is dodging questions. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
What have spooks and Aboriginal Land Councils in common? They don't have to answer questions under Freedom of Information. And Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion won't do a thing about it, writes Bakamumu Marika, Chairman of the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation.
Soul searching begins as the CLP may be reduced to just three of Parliament's 25 seats. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Dale Wakefield who may unseat Chief Minister Adam Giles, Scotty McConnell who trounced Bess Price in Stuart and Adam Finch, whose preferences got Independent Robyn Lambley over the line in Araluen.