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.
The buildings are there but no clear plans how to use them for dealing with out-of-control young people, writes PETER CAIN, Barkly Youth Services CEO. Facebook picture from CCTV footage of vandalising a Tennant Creek store.
Concentrated solar thermal, for when the sun is not shining, costs about the same as Owen Springs, except of course the power is free once you’ve built the plant, writes Paul Darvodelsky. And then there's always wind power.
A gas pipeline, a compression station and a power station upgrade gets a plucky mining town back on the map. Jason Newman addresses a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Mount Isa in the campaign for the project. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
It was mean-spirited of the Chief Minister Adam Giles to refuse me a seat on his taxpayer-funded charter flight to my home town of Tennant Creek to attend the commencement of the re-enactment of the Borella Ride, writes Gerry McCarthy, Member for Barkly.
Defence lawyers’ questioning seeks to cast doubt on eye-witness evidence; as a by-product they paint a revealing picture of prodigious drinking going on in our midst. The time of the day is reckoned by the time of the bottleshop opening and closing; the time with family remembered, at least in part, by the grog shared with them and the arguments and fighting that can follow. KIERAN FINNANE reports from the Alice Springs Magistrates Court and reproduces recent sentencing remarks by CHIEF JUSTICE TREVOR RILEY in the Supreme Court.