It’s great to see a venue in Alice that’s truly …

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It’s great to see a venue in Alice that’s truly doing well. Monte’s has successfully catered to the demands of the people of Alice, as evidenced by the large numbers of patrons seen in the photo. John, it’s sad that people think that because you serve alcohol you need “five security on duty”. If a venue serves alcohol responsibly, within licensing RSA guidelines then there should be very little need for a big security presence. The polite security guy on the door should suffice to keep out the riff raff, which it seems Monte’s has managed to do very well so far. I would like to commend Matt on providing a pleasant place to spend an evening and catch up with mates, definitely a change for the better. I will definitely be spending a few of my dollars there.

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National Indigenous gallery process hijacked?
Why do we always need to knock down perfectly good infrastructure to just rebuild it elsewhere? Such a waste of money.
There’s a very large area of land owned by NTG on Stevens Road with views of the ranges and hills around the golf course. The site has sat unused and is much larger than the proposed Anzac site with no added costs of relocating infrastructure.
No point trying to “revitalise the CBD”, as pointed out above it’s been tried to death. The reality is that with the rise of online shopping people don’t use CBDs like they used to, they’re now no more than a work precinct. This can be seen in towns and cities across Australia.

Just in case the postie gets lost!
Whether or not you like the building, why is a number on the front laughable?

Town gets a say in its economic future as $2b cut hits home
How much truth is in this $2b cut? Rolf Gerritsen on ABC radio this morning said: “The $2b black hole is conjured up with the willing acquiescence of the NT News to create a sense of crisis.”
The cynic in me says that this “crisis” could be a convenient way of deflecting criticism onto the Feds for the NT Government’s backflips on many of its unfunded election commitments.
Either way, any claim that this wasn’t expected is either a lie or shows incredible incompetence. WA’s massive $3b per annum decrease in mining royalties, strong population growth in eastern states and an increasing fiscal capacity of the NT Government always meant we would be facing an almost impossible task to retain all of our GST allocation.
We will still receive $11,284 per head of population in GST allocations, more than double Tasmania’s $4,601, and twelve and a half times WA’s $878. Time for the NTG to rein in spending.

Alice tourism: slow recovery while Rock booms
Ian, I agree that Koinonia House shouldn’t be considered as a balanced contributor to the climate change debate, however, Russell’s point about our accurate temperature records is an interesting one.
If we accept that the homo genus has existed for at least 2.8 million years and we are using 150 years of “accurate” temperature data (at an absolute stretch), then the sample size of the data as a percentage of our species history is a ridiculously small 0.00536%, even smaller if we consider the total time life has existed on earth.
Certainly a sample of this size would be seen as inconsequentially small in any other form of scientific analysis. I know we have no other way of determining otherwise, and I understand that it may be best to err on the side of caution, but I am amazed at the absoluteness of conclusions on this issue claimed by many scientists.

Cr Melky to cane Cr Brown over pre-selection
Hal, also the fixed term is only legislated for a general election. In the event that no one can (or will) form government following a motion of no confidence then the Administrator can call an election as has always been the case.

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