Sunday, June 20, 2021

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Alcohol reference group: Dice seem loaded

 

 

 

The Alcohol Reference Group, announced by NT Minister for Alcohol Policy, Dave Tollner, and chaired by Mayor Damien Ryan, needs a majority of eight out of ten to recommend an initiative.

LETTER: Coalition NBN sooner, cheaper

The Coalition will deliver NBN to the regions cheaper and residents and businesses in the Territory will be better off under the Coalition’s NBN policy.

Our plan will see real improvements in the broadband speeds of regional areas which have suffered under Labor’s neglect and we’ll do it in a way that’s more affordable for local families and businesses, writes Tina MacFarlane, Candidate for Lingiari.

Robocops, minder as extras for Giles' exclusive media event

We thought the government had turned the corner with their paranoid media management when Adam Giles gave direct access to ministers, bypassing odious minders who had created a barrier worse than the Berrimah line.
Yet while the Alice Springs News Online did the hard yards on the investigation into the shortcomings of 000 calls, we got no invite yesterday when Mr Giles announced the expansion of the police call centre, amidst plods in Robocop attire, a beaming Police Commissioner and – who was that grateful Member Of The Public shaking Mr Giles by the hand? COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. PHOTOS: Images from the ABC TV News last night.

OUR REST & REFLECTION SERIES: Heat is on as NT in limbo on global warming policies

 

Records are being broken across the country as we in Central Australia swelter through another week of the "heatwave" continues which many commentators are referring to as "the new normal". Yet it is not clear what the new Northern Territory Government’s approach to climate change will be but early indications are not encouraging, writes JIMMY COCKING, of the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC).

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.

Remote Oz: neglect is just the beginning

The camp at the Granites goldmine north-west of Alice Springs. Workers fly in and out from all over Australia. Photo courtesy Newmont Mines.

 

A recurring theme during the election campaign was the question, why bother voting? And from that quite frequently flows: Let's break away. But how?

Answers to that seem to be taking shape in several quarters. Desert Knowledge chairman Fred Chaney suggested getting rid of the states and running the country from Canberra and through local governments on steroids.

And the election has suddenly shifted the political centre of gravity from Darwin's northern suburbs to the bush, through candidates and even a new party.Now Bruce Walker (pictured), the director of remoteFOCUS, Desert Knowledge Australia in Alice Springs, has argued in a submission to the Senate enquiry into Fly-In, Fly-Out that there are broad issues in remote Australia that need to be fixed.

By ERWIN CHLANDA. Photo:

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