Mal Brough talked about rent seekers and gatekeepers. It is …

Comment on The Shaws at Mt Nancy: what’s good for the goose … by Ian Sharp.

Mal Brough talked about rent seekers and gatekeepers. It is possible for people to mean well but ensure resources flow in the direction of their own self interest (look at the history of Australian tariff policy, Bob Katter still at it). Jenny Macklin seems determined to exercise more control over public monies going into organizations like Tangentyere. Heard her on ABC local radio last week, defending her refusal to write a blank cheque.

Recent Comments by Ian Sharp

Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor
@ Steve. Your grasp of the Constitution on the point you raise is a bit dubious I think.
S 122: “The Parliament may make laws for the government of any territory surrendered by any State to and accepted by the Commonwealth, or of any territory placed by the Queen under the authority of and accepted by the Commonwealth, or otherwise acquired by the Commonwealth, and may allow the representation of such territory in either House of the Parliament to the extent and on the terms which it thinks fit.”
If I were you I wouldn’t stump up too much money on lawyers fees going to the High Court in support of your view.


Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor
@ Steve Brown: Ha! Interesting comment, bet you enjoyed reminding Jimmy of that.
However, re your comment “an idiotic undemocratic, I believe unconstitutional, electoral system …” I’m interested to learn why you think it is unconstitutional?


Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor
Don’t let this knock you off your stride, Jimmy, we need you to keep representing your values and ideas in public forums, including the Council.
I don’t always agree with you but you have made an invaluable contribution over the years.


It’s remote, desolate and worth billions
There is also a project envisaged for Lake Mackay near the WA border. Geoscience Australia has some background info on potash.


Step closer for rare earth mine employing up to 370
Good news all round. Good for the Centre, good for Australia and good for the world.
China has a stranglehold on these rare earth minerals at present and this will make the global market more competitive. Hope it goes ahead.


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