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AFP denies spy encounter, no comment from Defence

 

 

Tourists remain firm that they were questioned by security personnel in the Kuyunba Reserve. The Australian Federal Police says it wasn't us, and stop asking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Tourist perished: Has Coroner's recommendation been followed?

2602 Gisela and Wilfried Thor SM

 

"This tragedy illustrates that systems such as signage and fencing can fail. The purpose of having backup systems is that failure of one does not necessarily result in tragedy." That was a comment on November 26 last year by Judge Greg Cavanagh in his Coronial report about Wilfried Thor and Gisela Thor (pictured) who perished at Threphina Gorge. Five weeks later, possibly on January 2 this year, Monika Billen was dead in similar circumstances. The government and the industry are not answering questions – so far – put to them by the Alice Springs News Online. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

German Foreign Office says mobile homes should stay only in caravan parks with guards, warns of rapes, armed robberies in Alice Springs

An attack on two German tourists in a mobile home in the West MacDonnell Ranges is of the kind described in a German Foreign Office security advisory website (pictured), in its Australia section singling out Alice Springs alone. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Female tourists sleeping in car alleged to have been sexually assaulted: all three suspects now charged, rifle still not recovered.

UPDATE Saturday, May 5, 3.05pm: Detectives in Alice Springs have this morning laid charges against two 17 year-old youths who Police believe were involved in the alleged sexual assault of two tourists in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Detective Acting Superintendent Travis Wurst said one of the youths has been charged with Sexual Intercourse Without Consent, Acts of Gross Indecency, Deprivation of Liberty, Assault and Threaten with a Firearm along with numerous other offences: “The other youth has at this stage only been charged with the Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (similar to the one pictured) in relation to the alleged sexual assault but we hope to lay further charges as the investigation continues.”
A/Supt Wurst said the firearm allegedly used in the incident has not yet been found.

 

UPDATE Friday, May 4, 6.50pm: Alice Springs Police have located a green Toyota Ascent (similar to pictured) allegedly stolen and used during a sexual assault in Alice Springs on Wednesday.
Detective Acting Superintendent Travis Wurst said the vehicle was found in Ntaria [Hermannsburg], about 130 kilometres south west of Alice Springs.
Police believe the weapon used during the alleged sexual assault was also used in an attempted armed robbery of a taxi early on the same morning.
“The three 17 year olds arrested for the sexual assault are also believed to be involved in this crime.
“A firearm was used to threaten the driver and occupants of the taxi before the offenders fled. Nothing was stolen from the taxi.
“There were three passengers in the taxi who Police would now like to come forward." 

Five medivaced to Adelaide after four road crashes

Five people were airlifted to Adelaide Hospital, one with life threatening injuries after three crashes in Central Australia and one on the Barkly.

LETTER: Attack on film crew – should we defer to criminals?

Sir,- In regard to the attack on the ABC film crew in the Todd River on February 8 there seem to be many in the community who are criticizing both the camera crew and the police.  These criticisms are unwarranted.

To begin with the film crew was not filming Aboriginal people, as some have suggested. They were filming Indian people as a part of a documentary.

However, had they been filming in the Todd River, it must be pointed out that the Todd River is one of the main tourist highlights of our town and it would be quite normal to take pictures of the Todd River, irrespective of whether there are people there or not, and irrespective of which race of people they might be. READ MORE AND FEEL WELCOME TO COMMENT.

Arts ambush

 

 

Curious tourists, mothers with prams and workers on their lunch break
walking down the Todd Mall yesterday were unexpectedly joined by three
silent, bright eyed, pale clothed, ‘other-old-worldly’ strangers.

This was the Post Family performance, the third of the ‘Happenings’
in this year’s Alice Desert Festival. As we all know, the Festival
features a vibrant program celebrating artists, dancers, actors and
musicians from Central Australia – besides a selection of what I’m told
are Australia’s hottest acts. Pictured are The Post Family trying to figure out Todd Mall. Photo by OLIVER ECLIPSE.

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