Everyone – not just the business community, needs certainty to …

Comment on Anderson joins Country Liberals, will target shires, growth towns, commercial development, ‘separatism’ in education by Paul Parker.

Everyone – not just the business community, needs certainty to invest in the Territory and so create jobs. The growth towns and other communities remain concepts without substance, with foreseeable consequences.
String pulling from Canberra directly disadvantages all those living upon Land Trust corporate lands, so in many communities where “failure to thrive” remains the norm it’s often the direct result Canberra’s policy and legislation.
For far to long numerous NT governments preferred to play this game, rather than address substantive issues – even when raised, they just held out their hands for more money to misallocate.
Most problems directly relate to Commonwealth legislation, which destroy or just refuse to enable otherwise available opportunities.
Alison was correct to state repairs and maintenance for bush homes under SIHIP were absolutely appalling.
The appalling part is why NTG involved at all in repairs and maintenance of privately owned houses. Such is not responsibility of the NTG.
Responsibility for these houses rests with their corporate Land Trust owners, along with their managing Land Councils – except where valid leases were issued transferring these responsiblities to others.
There are few cases of these transferred responsibilities.
Their ongoing refusals to issue their tenants with valid leases means they retain responsibility.
Certainly NTG is responsible for NOT calling these corporate Land Trust owners and managers to account in the appropriate courts for these appalling circumstances within their property.

Recent Comments by Paul Parker

Senator Nigel Scullion elected acting CLP president
Will the Gunner government persuade the Commonwealth to ensure the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) land trusts pay the “Land Tax on Territorians”?
Will the Gunner government persuade the Commonwealth to ensure the ALR(NT) land trusts pay other conventional NT and Local government charges like rates?
The ALR(NT) corporate land trusts remain significantly financially advantaged over other land-owners given the Commonwealth’s exemptions freeing them from conventional land-owner responsibilities.
Equality of opportunity and responsibility requires treating the ALR(NT) corporate Land Trusts same as other corporate or natural land-owners in the NT.

‘Royal Commission report will live as stain on the NT’
Does Chief Minister Michael Gunner guarantee treatment of detained youths and adults? This should not be qualified using racial identification.
Racism within Australia is mostly by government(s).

Call for public to monitor police at bottle shops
I do not support uniformed police being stationed at take-away alcohol outlets.
It is the responsibility of licensees within their premises to ensure compliance with requirements as set out in the legislation.
If licensees find it difficult to provide adequate security during certain times they need be temporarily closed during those times.
I support police attending to charge individuals and those licensees who breach banning provisions.

Scullion announces bonanza for Menzies
Re: Prevention-better than cure Posted November 10, 2017 at 4:56pm:-
Such logic supports amputating a leg because a toe is sore.
Most persons on Centrelink do manage themselves on their limited budgets, albeit with difficulty.
Restricting their capability is unlikely to improve things.
The problem remains government focus on racist tag games.
Without racial filters everyone can concentrate on actual problems, not grossly over-rated racist symptoms.

Outback Way to get more bitumen
Is the Outback Way across Australia between east and west Australia all public access highway?

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