What family support services, if any, exist incommunities like Ali Curung? asks AMSANT chairperson Donna Ah Chee, while calling for urgent implementation of Royal Commission recommendations, full POSI lockdown, removal of take-away alcohol licences from Stuart Highway roadhouses and an end to misinformation in the media.
Territory Families cites 10 quotes from the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children report, including this: "Removing a child from their family and placing them in out of home care should be undertaken as a last resort. It should only be used to ensure the safety of the child." PHOTO: Commissioners, Margaret White AO and Mr Mick Gooda. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The overwhelming majority of comments from Alice Springs News Online readers support the actions of Judge Greg Borchers (pictured) while government authorities are either silent or passing the buck. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
PLEASE NOTE: Highly distressing material is contained in a break-out piece published on a separate page.
Judge to offender: "You're not going back into the community. The community can't afford you. It's quite clear that you and your family are not going to pick up the damages for what you've caused. And, presumably, and I infer this, you've got no understanding of that ... you don't know where money comes from other than the government gives it out." ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Restaurant broken into.
Greens Leader Richard Di Natale (pictured), in The Centre for his party's national conference, speaks with ERWIN CHLANDA about the US spy base in Alice Springs and what he regards as the shortcomings of public services for Indigenous people.
Julalikari is solvent but "had experienced a significant breakdown in its relationships with members, key stakeholders and commercial partners," writes ANTHONY BEVEN, Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
In a move against fracking, of which they say they weren't informed, Traditional Owners are seeking a halt to the Tennant Creek to Mount Isa gas pipeline by disallowing land clearing. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Members of the Wakaya Land Trust.
Never a dull moment in the fast lane: As traditional owners seek to block the Tennant Creek to Mount Isa gas pipeline, ex Labor Chief Minister Paul Henderson (at right in the picture) and former Liberal Opposition Leader Alexander Downer (next to him) are offering "discreet advice" about how to do business in the Territory. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Environmental Protection Authority says two major issues are still unresolved as it's all systems go in Tennant Creek. Resource Minister Ken Vowles (pictured) says his government "is currently working through the appropriate approval processes". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.