Posts Tagged ‘angela-pamela

Angela, Pamela and Alice revisited

Sep 28, 2010 | 5 Comments

Angela, Pamela and Alice revisited

Mining activity is not usually considered a town planning issue, but when a mine is so close to a town, there is every reason the people of the town should be allowed to have a say about it, just as they would about any kind of industrial or residential rezoning. The Government’s announcement today that it will not support development of a uranium mine near Alice Springs is in principle a move towards town planning with a democratic basis. The fact is of course that the Federal Government ...Read more

Big band, big statements

Nov 24, 2009 | Discuss

Big band, big statements

PARLIAMENTARY SITTINGS IN ALICE SPRINGS WERE A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT BY THE LABOR GOVERNMENT TO SHOW IT INTENDED TO INCLUDE THE PEOPLE OF THE CENTRE IN ITS VISION BUT, TO THE GOVERNMENT’S DISMAY,THEY’VE BEEN USED BY THE PEOPLE OF ALICE SPRINGS TO TELL POLITICIANS THEY’RE NOT ALWAYS IMPRESSED WITH THAT VISION. A COUPLE OF YEARS YEARS AGO FORMER CHIEF MINISTER CLAIRE MARTIN AND HER CABINET COPPED AN ANGRY SERVE OVER CRIME LEVELS IN THE TOWN. THIS YEAR MINISTERS AVOIDED MEETING PROTESTORS, WHO C...Read more

Alice, Kon, Angela and Pamela

Apr 05, 2009 | Discuss

Alice, Kon, Angela and Pamela

The announcement early last year by international mining giant Cameco that it was intending to re-explore an abandoned uranium site not far from the township of Alice Springs has provoked an intense reaction from many of the town’s residents. There’s been an almost continuous stream of letters to local newspapers and several public gatherings (most notably by Pram Jam, a group of parents with young babies) , 20 of whom who turned up unannounced at Cameco’s offices on a quiet Friday earlier...Read more