Friday, May 14, 2021

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Chinese will like to go bush: travel agent

 

 

Our wide open spaces a drawcard for Chinese tourists, especially young ones, says visiting travel agent Sam Lu, pictured at Simpson's Gap yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Congress board members appoint their own successors – stonewalling has started

The serious issues raised in yesterday's breaking news report about Congress are not new. The leaked letter was dated April 23, 2012. Two months later, what has the Congress Board and / or the Australian and NT Governments done?

Specific questions put by the Alice Springs News Online to the Congress Board President Helen Kantawara have gone unanswered today. Ms Kantawara's response to our  report yesterday failed to address many of the concerns raised.

The News asked her today, in particular, what action the Board is taking about the apparently acknowledged inappropriate use of a corporate credit card by Congress CEO Stephanie Bell (pictured), to which there was no reference in Ms Kantawara's response.

The News also contacted Warren Snowdon, MHR for Lingiari and Minister for Indigenous, Rural and Regional Health, nominated by the Department of Health and Ageing as the Australian Government person for the News to seek comment from. Total silence, in keeping with his recent treatment of other legitimate enquiries by the News.

Meanwhile, the NT Department of Justice says they are enquiring to matters raised about the changes to Congress' constitution.

Safe spaces

After travelling alone overseas, including in southern Morocco, ESTELLE ROBERTS
returned to Alice, grateful for its relative safety. Her confidence has
been undermined by a near miss with an intruder and after learning of
the brutal rape of a local woman who had left a party that Estelle would
have gone to had she been here. Pictured: Sunset off
Morocco's Atlantic coastline – beautiful, but hard to appreciate when
you're being hassled by local men with their stereotyped ideas of
western women. Returning to Alice was a relief ... at first.

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