Look out, here he comes again! The man who …

Comment on Nose-diving CBD: it happened on the 11th Council’s watch by Russell Guy.

Look out, here he comes again! The man who for several weeks at the beginning of this campaign refused to believe in the value of what he called “idiotic” statistics, now in the full bloom of his Campaign Management induced wrath, is reduced to shoring up fizz bang logic by resorting to those terrible, but unsubstantiated numbers.
One need not try to read Steve Brown’s latest missive twice – once is enough. It should carry a health warning. Those contorted sentences are desperate to gain office. Twenty years in the wilderness of opposition can turn a strong man to drink.
He fires off bursts of bile, e.g., “Well I say baloney to that and Baloney to the anti-alcohol lobby your time is up! You are totally discredited!”
Nobody has ever said anything about “anti-alcohol.” It’s free-market regulation that the Brown Headquarters can’t understand, but I mustn’t forget to quote them on the aforementioned lobby having “taken our town to the brink of collapse, many residents to the edge of despair.” I like that one, but too much like daytime television to win the workers.
Delusions of grandeur, former Prime Ministers, Kings of Babylon and assorted lesser types say can lead to demented psychosis and when it sets in, apoplexy arrives and responsibility for one’s actions departs. It’s far worse than alcoholism and in that there’s some poetic justice.
We must win this Mayoral race, otherwise we’ll lose face and the town will cease to exist, but first let’s shove a few more adjectives in to those last few paragraphs, or better still see if we can cut them altogether, otherwise there’ll be nobody left alive to vote for us.

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Nose-diving CBD: it happened on the 11th Council’s watch
Alice Springs Town Council could offer an Award for Sustainable Housing Design as a practical step against merely talking about “hostel style accommodation” for a number of clients seeking accommodation in Alice. So could Desert Knowledge mob.
Land could be found and not necessarily resulting in the boring subdivision model, but some creativity applied to a village concept as exists in many of the other tourists towns of Australia.
There’s so much expertise in Alice, but at the end of the day, out comes another Chardy and it’s lock-up the blackfellas or move ’em all back to Yuendemu! What a joke!
While the excellent project driven CBD revitalisation project is overshadowed by anti-social behaviour, much of it alcohol-related, this same talk talk tack is applied to a lack of emergency implementation of a take-away alcohol restriction regime. Nero fiddles while Alice burns.
Turning down the grog tap has everything going for it from productivity gains, welfare reform, cost savings on every social indicator and a tourism shine.
It’s unbelievable that any sane person could oppose it, even more that those same people could not agree to ask the NT Liquor Commission to act. It’s not rocket science.


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Town still upset with Stuart statue, say researchers
I’ve not come across the term “creative arts therapist” before, but as a writer, it suggests that artists and in this case, the sculptor need therapy in order to heal, not just ourselves, but the culture within which we live.
I’ve heard of cultural amnesia, but not cultural healing, although, perhaps, this is what the Reconciliation movement has been attempting and, I guess, those in the aftermath of war, once the dust clears and what’s left is assayed.
This seems to be a definition of what is meant here.
Ironically, an “appreciation of arid landscape” noted by the analysts, came about because of the Stuart Highway and without the statue which has the “town upset”, this exhibition may not have happened.
In this paradox, difference is celebrated, but given that all difference is equal, some people don’t appear to mind. Perhaps, they have cultural amnesia or some other malaise.


Hermannsburg historic precinct gets cash injection
With thanks to the pioneering Lutheran Missionaries whose venture of faith during the 1880s was a hard slog and is well-recorded.
Their Christian concern for the Arrernte underpins our tourist industry at a time when such religious freedom as allowed their Mission Station to implement employment and educational training programs are not considered significant by a large portion of our population, including the majority of politicians.


Emirates jetliner dumps fuel on Central Australia
I believe the Galaxy is short field take off / landing as opposed to the Airbus / Boeing Emirates type which may make the comparison inequitable.
Just saying and stand correcting, but the Alice is well known as an emergency field for long-haul flights, so weight is an issue. Since the port of departure is some hours north, fuel load could still have been critical.


Outback Way to get more bitumen
There goes the neighbourhood.


NT-SA agreement hardly historic
Paul Keating, in his 1992 Redfern Speech, framed by speechwriter Don Watson, author of the somewhat dryly punitive opus, The Bush, also claimed a historic mandate, announcing success for Reconciliation “within the next decade.”
It’s in the nature of politics to claim credit for doing something, mostly spending tax revenue and living in hope that it won’t run out.
In my opinion, the “historic” issue is just a beat up or a sop.
Pass me another piece of Bicenttennial birthday cake, please.


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