@Jason I really did mean that as a bit of light …

Comment on Mayor’s challengers take shots at one another by Hal Duell.

@Jason
I really did mean that as a bit of light relief. A magic briefcase and a determined pigeon? Can’t we just enjoy the animation?
But to return to the serious, I don’t think there is anything myopic about focusing on law and order in Alice Springs today. On Friday night’s 7:30 report, the outgoing Mayor of Katherine suggested that if things continued to deteriorate in her town, it could become as ordinary as Alice Springs.
While that’s not a direct quote, it is true that we are not looking good right now.
And it’s a lack of law and order that’s doing it.
We’re on a slide, and the election on Saturday is a chance to arrest it. Choose wisely, but there’s nothing to fear in being bold.

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Mayor’s challengers take shots at one another
This year’s municipal elections have generated a degree of interest that is promising for the healthy future of our Town Council. It’s good to see so many in Alice Springs expressing their interest, but perhaps not so good to read some of the more rancorous comments.
In the interest of providing a bit of light relief in the midst of all this earnest electioneering, I offer the following link with the suggestion that you turn the sound up and use a full screen.


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Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership
Just after midnight last night I was returning home from a shift stocking shelves, and I decided to travel up Gap Road. Suddenly, WHOOSH!, a wagon wheel passed me.
And I thought to myself, ‘Self, I wonder what wagon that wheel has just come off of?’


No ‘comprehensive business case’ yet for gallery
I think that whether the art gallery is eventually built somewhere in Alice or, as seems more and more likely, in Adelaide, the whole exercise will go down as a textbook study in how NOT to progress a major project.
I don’t know what this means for the Gunner government, but the longer he pushes it, the more the fable of Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby spring to mind.


Panel of just two for controversial Ilparpa decision
What! A social engagement with the PM in preference to a local issue that really matters. Onya, Jimmie and Jamie, ya pair of wannabees.


Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints 
Onya, Rex. If ever there is a local theatrical adaptation of The Silver Skates I hope you take the leading role.


And now, your friendly neighbourhood prison
This facility is on my morning dog walk, so I’ve watch it go up.
The first clue as to its purpose was when contractors came in to cut down all the trees. What’s going on here?
And then I realised they were removing any branches that could overhang the inner fence. Then came the security cameras and, voila, a neighbourhood prison.
All good, I guess.
Except this morning the gate was open and swinging in the breeze. It looks like someone didn’t need those overhanging branches after all.


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