NATIONAL: Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion last month accused Indigenous affairs minister Jenny Macklin of wasting $150 million on Labor’s Alice Springs Transformation Plan, slamming her for letting down residents of the town camps. But CHIRS GRAHAM reports that both sides of politics have let town campers down.
NATIONAL: Less than a month ago, the federal government passed legislation extending the Northern Territory intervention for another 10 years. It barely rated a mention in the mainstream media, writes CHRIS GRAHAM. But this week, Aboriginal people – and one in particular – are very much in the media spotlight.
ALICE SPRINGS: An inquest into the death of an Aboriginal man in police custody has heard that one officer listened to his iPod and surfed the internet while prisoners who were worried about the man tried to get his attention.