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Sacred sites authority mum on Melanka trees

 

 

The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority is wrapping into red tape an enquiry by the Alice Springs News about sacred trees on the Melanka block in the CBD. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred?

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Sacred trees, which complicated design of $100m Melanka complex, now neglected and at risk from car parking traffic. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Only firefighters decide on how to deal with individual fires

 

Have firefighters watched some trees in the Todd burn? "Yes," says Senior Station Fire Officer in Alice Springs, John Kleeman, but only when any further effort to fight the fire would be "to no avail".

Have firefighters' decisions on how to respond to individual fires had anything to do with agreements or instructions from the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA)?

"No," says Mr Kleeman and "No," says AAPA.

The Alice Springs News Online has spoken to Mr Kleeman and Dr Ben Scambary, the CEO of AAPA in order to clarify a heated debate that has developed in response to our report of November 7, 'Spot a tree? Chop it down!'.

Pictured: A severely damaged tree in the Todd River, alongside Tuncks Causeway – but is it dead? KIERAN FINNANE reports.


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