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Will Aboriginal councillor be blocked from town camps?

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Will Tangentyere boss Walter Shaw (at left) attempt to deny top-scoring council candidate, Aboriginal woman Jacinta Price (at right) access to constituents. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.


Independent assessment of government funding still in future

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Government funding: We still depend on what the donors and the recipients tell us, but the Commonwealth says it is gearing up for independent and transparent assessment. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. IMAGE from the CAAC 2014/15 financial report.


Alice town camp gets center for work and play




Cooking, cleaning, music, curtain making and arts will be offered. PHOTO: Elders cutting the ribbon.


Congress, Tangentyere: White Ribbon spirit may end rift

p2298-white-ribbon-SMGovernments, Aboriginal groups and communities need to combat against women, says John Liddle, of Ingkintja. PHOTO: Mayor Damien Ryan, senior police Danny Bacon and Jamie Chalker, and lawyer Russell Goldflam lead today's White Ribbon march.

We correct an error

Tangentyere published financial reports we were unaware of.

Work starts on 250 affordable housing dwellings


A program is under way to create 250 "affordable housing" dwellings in Alice Springs, within about three years. Construction has started on the first project, 11 units in Gillen, obtained from a private developer. The first 50 are scheduled to come on stream next year. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

NT Minister to probe Tangentyere funding for town camps

Tangentyere Council needs to come clean with the taxpayer about how it spends the $43m a year it gets from the public purse, says NT Minister for Indigenous Advancement, Alison Anderson (at left). She says the arganisation was previously responsible for all or most of the town's up to 19 camps, but is is now looking after fewer than half of them; is failing to stem the "rivers of grog" despite the camps' "dry" status, is incapable of curbing extreme violence; and is treated by the Shaw family as its private "dynasty". ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTOS: Garbage in Charles Creek in 2010. The same location on Wednesday this week, after Ingkerreke has taken over from Tangentyere clean-up and parks maintenance functions.

Feeding the fed with 'rescued' food




A new scheme to make good use of slightly blemished supermarket food usually dumped will benefit more than 200 employees of the Aboriginal Tangentyere Council but not – it seems – the unemployed or destitute in Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PICTURED are Coles Alice Springs manager Sarah Vivian and deputy manager, Glenn Harvey, with the kind of food provided for the program.

Behind the anti-intervention tirade: wanting a slice of the action?

They have no control over their lives anymore ... paternalistic and punitive measures ... broken lives and spirits ... endure life [in a camp] ... toxic nature of intervention measures.

No, this is not the desperate plea of an oppressed people in a brutal Third World dictatorship.
It's Tangentyere CEO Walter Shaw speaking on behalf of people benefiting from an unprecedented $150m Federal program – in addition to the massive ongoing welfare expenditure – to provide better housing and other services to his clients.

Meanwhile, are there members of the Shaw family living at Mt Nancy (pictured in this Google Earth photo) who are superannuated, employed, capable of taking on employment or in a situation in which Centrelink would expect them to be available for employment? And if so, why are they living in public housing? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Creative drive in the desert goes deep

    From the on-going brilliance of artists from The Lands,
in the far north of South Australia, to the delightful evolution of the
soft sculpture coming out of Larapinta Valley town camp in Alice Springs
and the many shades of achievement in between, Desert Mob shows once
again that the drive to creativity amongst Aborigines of the desert is

The exhibition, in its 21st year, keeps with its firmly established
tradition of huge diversity: dazzling paintings of the highest order,
drawing on ancient sacred traditions and knowledge, alongside naive
works that charm with their view of contemporary Aboriginal life; fine
art alongside crafts; refined crafts alongside those more simply, even
crudely yet expressively fashioned. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.


Opening night (above): the soft sculptures of
the Larapinta Valley town camp artists were much admired. In the
background are the dazzling paintings from Tjala Arts, based at Amata in
the APY Lands.

Slideshow: Wanampi Tjukurpa by Tiger Palpatja •
Wati Wilu-Ku Inma Tjukurpa by Dickie Minyintiri • Soft sculptures by
Yarrenyty Arltere artists • Hermannsburg Potters celebrate country music
• Bush Pig by a Greenbush artist • Ngaanyatjarra Council's 30th
Birthday Party by Jean Yinalanka Burke • Malilanya, ceramic by Renita
Stanley • Walu by Carol Maanyatja Golding • Images courtesy Araluen, the
artists and the art centres.

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