Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Volunteering, it's a way of life in The Alice

2639 volunteers SM

 

 

From donating nappies to thundering about fracking, locals love giving their time to make the world a better place. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Part of the crowd celebrating Volunteer Week last Wednesday.


Alice electrician powers largest independent hospital ship

Crew photo of Nathan Foote in front of the Africa Mercy.

 

 

Local sparkie Nathan Foote (pictured) gives charity a hand looking after thousands of people in Africa needing medical care, writes Melissa Mason of Mercy Ships Australia.

 

Mills pledges $2.5m for Youth Centre "transformation," gets attacked over drunkenness measures

Country Liberals leader Terry Mills pledged $2.5m "to transform the Anzac Hill youth centre into a Police and Citizens Youth Club".
It will "have access to youth workers and other appropriate support networks as well as organised activities and sports infrastructure," he said during a whistlestop visit to Alice Springs today.
"The existing centre will be re-developed in stages [no time frame is given] and the upgraded facility will include a cafe operated by the PCYC."

Asked how many blocks at the new Kilgariff suburb will be sold and at what price, he said the market would set the prices.

Will there be an amalgamation of prison and alcohol rehabilitation farms?

Mr Mills said these facilities would be for people failing to seek help.
"But if that is not sought [that would be] a breach of a court order and then there would be the intervention."

But Russell Goldflam, president of the Criminal Lawyers Association, says this is tantamount to re-criminalising drunkenness.
Mr Mills said there would be 20 extra police in Alice Springs permanently, "not just when some problem arises that causes embarrassment for the government."

He could not answer what new infrastructure the tourism industry could expect because the proposed new tourist commission had not yet been set up.

PHOTOS: Country Liberals leader Terry Mills and MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley this morning, with reporters. A sketch of what the refurbished centre would look like.

FOLLOW-UP
As there was no opportunity for asking Mr Mills further questions this morning the Alice Springs News Online has emailed him these:-
• Would a CL government provide two more lots of $5m to the Alice Springs Town Council, as it requested, for the revitalisation of town centre? (The Labor commitment is for just $2.5m).
• What plans, if any, does the CL have for the development of horticulture and agriculture in remote areas to soak up the massive number of unemployed there?

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