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Policing Alice Springs: the missing links

By KIERAN FINNANE At the end of a long deputation by senior police to the Town Council on a recent uptick in crime and antisocial...

Camps leader Shirleen Campbell, Local Hero

 

Proud Warlpiri and Arrernte woman, she is a third-generation resident of Alice Springs Town Camp, Lhenpe Artnwe – or Hoppy’s Camp. The 38-year-old is also the co-ordinator of The Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group (TWFSG), which gives women in the camps a voice in family and domestic violence and leads action against it.

Listen to the experts: town camp women on DV

 

 

Their lived experience is what makes them the experts; they know the good ways to work, they have the knowledge, the stories and the resilience to share. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Wards for Alice council, including one for town camps?

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Councillor Eli Melky thinks so, and that there should be more elected members, going from the current eight to 10 (plus mayor). KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Alice town camps need not be places of misery

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More than a dozen lease holding association could turn town camps into profitable enterprises and low rent housing. We ask NT Senator Malirndirry McCarthy for her views. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Delayed report castigates government over town camps

2531 Hidden Valley 2 SM"Governance structures [for Aboriginal town camps] are characterised by confusion and uncertainty. The leasing structure makes day to day management difficult. There is no one agency or organisation that provides direction, support and funding.  This means little support to assisting residents to pursue development opportunities in a coordinated fashion." Housing Minister Gerry McCarthy releases a scathing report after sitting on it for nearly one year. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Town camp review to have broad scope

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Leases, infrastructure, service delivery, housing and legislation to come under the microscope, says Housing Minister Bess Price, pictured at Little Sisters' camp with Baden Williams this morning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Closing the Gap: Lofty words, inadequate deeds

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While the nation is awash in rhetoric about Indigenous advancement, especially in housing, in the real world of Alice Springs town camps residents are confronted by inadequate and expensive bureaucracies. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Work starts on 250 affordable housing dwellings

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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.

No need to beef up by-laws: public behaviour better

Council look set to knock on the head a move to double the penalties for some public places by-law breaches, initiated by Councillor Geoff Booth (pictured, at his induction) a year ago. Cr Booth said his aim was not to increase revenue through fine collection but to “change habits”, while Mayor Damien Ryan, Crs Jade Kudrenko and Liz Martin, and Director of Corporate and Community Services Craig Catchlove were all of the view that there has been a marked improvement in the town's public places. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

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