‘Ignorant’ and a ‘complete lack of responsibility’: MLA reaction to Alice Springs crime plan

‘Ignorant’ and a ‘complete lack of responsibility’: MLA reaction to Alice Springs crime plan

The Fyles Government plan to help reduce crime in Alice Springs, including housing police and Territory Families, Housing and Communities staff in the one building, has been described as “ignorant” and showing a “complete lack of responsibility,” by independent MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley, and comes after it was revealed in Budget Estimates the government has no single documented plan to fight crime in the town.

Supreme Court orders temporary halt on cattle station works by fracking company, but order then lifted

Supreme Court orders temporary halt on cattle station works by fracking company, but order then lifted

NT cattle stations owner Rallen Australia said it obtained a temporary halt on road works by fracking company Tamboran Resources Limited on its land, until its stay application can be heard by the NT Supreme Court heard on July 15, but the miner later said the interim stop work had been lifted and misconceived as the company did have an immediate intention to undertake works on that track.

Minister gives TIO Stadium exemption, with no end date, from complying with building act

Minister gives TIO Stadium exemption, with no end date, from complying with building act

The Infrastructure Minister Eva Lawler has given the TIO Stadium grandstand an exemption, with no end date, from complying with the building code, but she has not said whether the government has given up trying to get proper safety certification for the building, and fix unresolved critical safety issues, including some that NT firefighters have said expose the public to risk.

Entire Casuarina Police Station night crew called in sick, two officers doing second shift left to run the station: sources

Entire Casuarina Police Station night crew called in sick, two officers doing second shift left to run the station: sources

All officers rostered to work the night shift at Casuarina Police station called in sick last Saturday because of dissatisfaction with issues in the NT Police broadly, including Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker’s statement in response to the announcement of a Territory-wide vote of confidence in him in the coming weeks, sources have told the NT Independent.

Minister to extend TIO Stadium exemption from building act, announces review of all government buildings

Minister to extend TIO Stadium exemption from building act, announces review of all government buildings

Planning Minister Eva Lawler has announced the need to review all government buildings in “control areas” for non compliance with the Building Act 1993, while saying she has extended TIO Stadium’s exemption from complying with the act, with the first exemption having sparked an Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption investigation into her actions.

NT Police attrition rate 10 per cent over the last 12 months, with 171 officers leaving: NTPA figures

NT Police attrition rate 10 per cent over the last 12 months, with 171 officers leaving: NTPA figures

There were 42 officers leave the NT Police from late February to late May, a slight reduction in the rate from the three months before that, but the attrition rate hit 10 per cent for the last 12 months, with 171 officers having left, which compares to the about 60 who left the force each year several years ago, according to NT Police Association figures.

Police Commissioner wants to ‘understand the primary drivers’ for vote of confidence in him

Police Commissioner wants to ‘understand the primary drivers’ for vote of confidence in him

The Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker has issued an extraordinary media statement saying he does not know why nine NT Police Association regions have asked for a vote of confidence in him, but wants to understand the “primary drivers”, while once again not mentioning by name Constable Zach Rolfe and his Supreme Court murder trial acquittal for the shooting death of Kumanjayi Walker.

Vote of confidence in Police Commissioner by officers to happen in ‘coming weeks’

Vote of confidence in Police Commissioner by officers to happen in ‘coming weeks’

NT Police Association president Paul McCue has sent a message to members saying it was clear they want a vote of confidence in Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker, and that the vote would happen in the “coming weeks”, but also took the opportunity to distance himself and the union executive from any involvement in the motions put from sub-branches for the confidence vote, which he is referring to as a “survey”.


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