The NT government so often reminds me of a rabbit …

Comment on Amnesty rhetoric fails to show the way forward for homelands by Hal Duell.

The NT government so often reminds me of a rabbit caught in the headlights when confronted with question about homelands, housing and urban drift. If they have a clue, or better yet a plan, they aren’t exactly saying.
So here are a couple more questions.
If the government is washing its hands of housing on the homelands, as it appears to be doing in central Australia, then I think it’s a given that urban drift will increase. With this in mind, will the NT government tell us what percentage of the blocks in the new Kilgariff subdivision it is planning to purchase for NT Housing? Was the original figure 20%?
Having promised with hand on heart back in the days of public meetings that this development would not become a poverty sink, do they still stand by that promise?

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Confusion over gallery leadership: government’s fault
“I have no idea what the Member for Araluen is talking about …”
And that comment is true.

Gallery: Gunner sticks with ANZAC Oval
“Every consultation we have done shows the CBD location is the preferred location, and that’s the only location that offers a sense of place and has the space to be able to do it.”
That comment is simply not true.

No sign of council playing ball on Anzac Oval
This is beginning to feel like stalking. What part of “no” doesn’t this man understand?

Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Once again it seems to be a case of our way or the highway.
When this location debate first came up, I was of the opinion that the Desert Park was the right choice. But then the traditional owners spoke up at the council meeting debating to MOU or not to MOU, and the TOs seemed to be united in wanting any gallery to be south of The Gap.
So what’s the problem?
If revitalising the CBD is truly the aim, build flats there, and build a skate park at the river end of Parsons Street, and make the area vibrant again.

Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Any update from Alex Nelson on the heritage application for the Anzac site?

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