Aboriginal land councils are reportedly asking huge rents for land needed to house public servants in the bush, and providing the very services – education, health and police – the land councils are clamoring for.
Independent MLA Gerry Wood says such land should be under a peppercorn rent. The Alice Springs News Online has learned that on one community police are short staffed, and another one needs more teacher housing, as negotiations with the Central Land Council (CLC) are deadlocked over rents to be charged. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Pictured:Teacher housing in Hermannsburg(top). Chook farmer and Independent MLA Gerry Wood(right).