Former Alice Springs sporting identity John Bell in front of his family home in Melbourne. He fears he may lose it in a court battle over a claimed debt, and a quest for information about a program costing taxpayers millions while its benefits remain unclear. ERWIN CHANDA reports.
See update May 15: Statement by Senator Nigel Scullion.
Two directors of Lhere Artepe (LA) say they were tricked into signing a letter by the native title organisation's chairman, Noel Kruger. LA is denying the allegation. Benedict Stevens (left) and Matthew Palmer (right) signed the letter to Chief Minister Adam Giles, with copies to Senator Nigel Scullion and MHR Warren Snowdon, as directors of LA. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Tina McFarlane (left), Country Liberals candidate for Lingiari, has in a media release accused Warren Snowdon of “raiding the NT Aboriginals Benefits Account (ABA) to pork-barrel his election campaign”. And Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion (right), says in a media release that Minister Jenny Macklin’s speech on Labor plans for Indigenous affairs was "underwhelming and more about throwing money around, bureaucratic plans and targets rather than results".
The Federal government is embarking on a desperate plan to shift responsibility and some of the costs for its failed NT indigenous boarding school program to the Northern Territory government. Warren Snowdon announced that the second hostel for 72 students would be located at the isolated location of Garthalala where there was not even a school for them to go to, writes Senator Nigel Scullion, Coalition spokesman for Indigenous Affairs (pictured).