New country, new life
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
2d ago
By ERWIN CHLANDA It’s the little things that count: A plate of food for someone lonely, new in town, from the other side of the world. A volunteer giving an English lesson. Singing together. Men chatting about crafts in their former homes. Leonamedes Bowey, Leony to her many friends, and declared Centralian Citizen of the […] The post New country, new life first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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Closing the gap: A memoir in progress
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
4d ago
By ROD MOSS      #1 of a series Forty years have elapsed since I relocated in Alice Springs from Melbourne. The move was motivated by a desire to make relationships with Indigenous culture having the strong links to country I’d read about and heard from a high school friend whose working life was devoted […] The post Closing the gap: A memoir in progress first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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Federal cash to battle booze mayhem
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
4d ago
The Federal Government will spend $48.8m in Central Australia “to tackle crime, keep women and children safe and provide support to young people in communities” according to a media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese who visited Alice Springs yesterday. This is part of the release. The Australian Government is working in partnership with the […] The post Federal cash to battle booze mayhem first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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Youth crime: More steam than scheme
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
5d ago
By ERWIN CHLANDA If a couple of hours “letting off steam” today, as Mayor Matt Paterson called it, had any common theme it was that something needs to be done about the crime wave in Alice Springs. Lots of old and a few new ideas popped up during question time at the town council meeting, […] The post Youth crime: More steam than scheme first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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‘Catastrophic’ crime rate: PM must help
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
1w ago
LETTER TO THE EDITOR The crime emergency in Alice Springs is an unfolding catastrophe and the town needs immediate support from the Federal Government. We are not being supported by the Fyles Territory Government so we are calling on the Prime Minister to step in. Lives and livelihoods are at risk. We can’t even get […] The post ‘Catastrophic’ crime rate: PM must help first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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A man, a woman and a child at the edge of a rich country
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
1w ago
By ERWIN CHLANDA The fate of Sheila Major and Stanley Roberts, and their daughter Rickisha, fits neatly into the litany of horror stories about public spending by the NT Government which, per head of population, gets twice as much the GST share from Canberra than the rest of the nation. Ms Major was diagnosed with […] The post A man, a woman and a child at the edge of a rich country first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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All aboard the buzz
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
1w ago
By ERWIN CHLANDA Alice Springs can be traversed by bicycle in 15 minutes. Most locals live within 400 metres from a public bus stop. And outdoor surfaces, including carparks “can exceed 65 degrees,” according to a study commissioned by Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics. So what do we do? We make hot summers in […] The post All aboard the buzz first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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Will someone fix all this criminality?
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
2w ago
LETTER TO THE EDITOR When will someone do something to fix all this criminality? Last night I called the police, because a woman was screaming, shouting and trowing rocks in the Eastside. Tonight, while I was driving along the main road (MacDonald) a bunch of kids threw rocks at my car, scratched it. It’s time […] The post Will someone fix all this criminality? first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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Voice: People decide, then Parliament fills in the details
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
2w ago
COMMENT by BOB BEADMAN The nation is approaching a watershed decision. Are we brave enough to try and correct the wrongs of the past? The Voice. These two simple words have unleashed a manufactured storm. For me they set running a kaleidoscope of scenes: Captain Cook’s arrival. The astonishment of the people already here. Cook’s […] The post Voice: People decide, then Parliament fills in the details first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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Anglican Church ignored Timbertop proposal for Alice
Alice Springs News
by Erwin Chlanda
2w ago
 LETTER TO THE EDITOR   I sent the following letter to the Bishop of the NT Anglican Church Diocese, Greg Anderson: I note with considerable regret the for sale notices on St Mary’s Village. I was the chair of St. Mary’s during the early 80s and have been a parish member since my arrival in 1982. […] The post Anglican Church ignored Timbertop proposal for Alice first appeared on Alice Springs News ..read more
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