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Alice VET pays for CDU folly in Darwin

Many tertiary institutions in Australia are now moving away from large monolithic, concrete building structures, into sophisticated computer based on-line teaching. Many students prefer this to attending classes at set locations and set times. Costs of education are greatly reduced and students find it easier to cope with jobs. ANALYSIS by DON FULLER. Photos: Alice VET section gathering dust. Dr Samantha Disbray.

Batchelor Institute dodges performance comparisons

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The data exist but the VET provider is blocking their release. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Batchelor staff at the recent presentation of certificates in Alice Springs.

 

Blackfellers buggering around whitefellers, where's the off button?

p2152-Zoellner-Gerritsen-SMThe answer from two academics to the question posed by the Strehlow Conference, Where to from here? is not what most people would be happy to hear. Rolf Gerritsen says there is no end in sight to the "covert resistance" displayed by Aborigines towards whitefellers' efforts to Close The Gap. And Don Zoellner suggests the ballooning expenditure for a deliberate policy of fixing social problems though the justice system is driving the Northern Territory towards a financial abyss. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
 

LETTER: Live export is vital for cattle welfare in North Australia

Stopping live export will result in the biggest man-made animal welfare disaster in Australia's history, writes research vet Gehan Jayawardhana, of Leanyer.

Threatening sign at Nyirripi unauthorised and removed

An
aggresively worded sign about dog control, posted by a Central Desert
Shire officer at the store in the western desert settlement of Nyirripi,
has been removed.  The sign included a threat that dogs hidden
from the visiting vet would be shot.

Nyirripi has a population of some 320 and is roughly 440 km north-west of Alice Springs, or 150 kms west-southwest of Yuendumu.

CEO of Central Desert Shire, Roydon Roberston, said he became aware
of the notice yesterday (Sunday) and "ordered that it be removed".

He said the notice was placed by the shire officer "in conjunction with senior community members".

"No authority was given or would have been given by Executive
Management as the sign is not in keeping with Council Policy. Further
discussions will be held with the staff member involved," said Mr
Robertson.

A vet is in the community today – as advised by the sign – and is
expected to attend to 15 dogs today and a total of 30 before leaving
tomorrow.

The shire's Dog Management Policy, adopted in October 2008, stipulates a maximum of two dogs per household.

Mr Robertson says compliance with the policy has been "mixed" across
the shire, while reported dog problems have "escalated" at Nyirrpi,
becoming "worse than other communities".

He says the shire council has received numerous complaints from
government agencies and council staff concerning dogs, including packs
of roaming dogs.

He says the Local Board at Nyirrpi, has been very keen for the vet to
again visit. (Local Boards are appointed to advise council on local
issues and aspirations.)

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