The NT Government appointed manager of the National Transport Hall of Fame is taking to court Liz Martin, the co-founder of the iconic tourist attraction and for decades its driving force. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Volunteers are pictured on Liz Martin's Facebook site.
"The hypocrisy of sacking board members because they weren't NT residents and then appointing interstate managers is just breathtaking," says Lindsay Johannsen (at right) whose family has had a major role in the Territory transport industry for more than 100 years. At left: The Johannsen's Bertha, the crowning exhibit at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, crossing the Georgina River near Urandangie.
The National Transport Hall of Fame is financially sound and has major assets but the Acting Director-General of Licensing Sally Ozolins has appointed a statutory manager to the organisation because it “has not functioned in accordance with the Associations Act 2003 or its Constitution”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Offers to access various grants and subsidised consulting services have not been taken up to date, claims Department of Trade, Business and Innovation. Ms Martin is pictured with the results of a break-in into her office. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Will a national Indigenous art gallery go the same way the National Transport Hall of Fame is likely to? Let’s get the foundations laid properly first before building castles in the sky, comments ALEX NELSON.
Glasses that will keep drivers awake and real-time monitoring from satellites of speed, location and engine temperature – these will help to ensure a long life for road transport, say Industry Icons Gary and Steve Radford. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the National Transport Hall of Fame reunion in Alice Springs.