@ Ian Sharp Well said! This site provides a leading platform …

Comment on Council poll: Law & order candidates and alcohol restriction opponents top councillor poll, could threaten Mayor by Hal Duell.

@ Ian Sharp
Well said!
This site provides a leading platform for a stimulating variety of opinions on local issues, and not just during the recent election. While we often disagree, we all live here, and there is simply no need to snipe from anonymity.
If you can’t sign it, don’t say it.

Hal Duell Also Commented

Council poll: Law & order candidates and alcohol restriction opponents top councillor poll, could threaten Mayor
@Steve
I appreciate your desire for privacy, and I have never found your comments offensive. In fact, I have enjoyed answering your questions.
But my concern for not using full names is that too often on blogs around the world exchanges do get offensive, if not fully over the top. This threatens the very freedom that I for one find most attractive in the whole Net experience.
My worry is that here in Australia Senator Conroy, who is on record wanting to censor the Net, will force us all to toe his line. Or his successor will.
It’s happening elsewhere. I think China has recently required full names on one of its major social commentary sites. And didn’t the Yanks try hard for more control not so long ago? My prediction is they will try again.
A bit of preemptive good behavior might be called for.


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Inquiry into fracking: Giving it the green light?
“Harness the sun, the wind and the tides for energy.”
About those tides: Electricity is generated from motion. Wind works, as do turbines whether powered by coal, gas or uranium. And tides?
In Darwin tides are reportedly up to eight meters twice a day with a million tonnes of water flowing by at high tide. Why doesn’t someone stick a wheel into that?
Or, of course, we could probably generate enough power to run a dim globe or two if we harnessed the power in the revolving doors in our government house.


Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs
Two big differences to consider would be that Murray Bridge is 70 kms away from Adelaide while Alice is 1600 kms away from Darwin, and Murray Bridge is on the edge of the agricultural and industrial heartland of Australia while Alice is on the edge of a desert.
It seems that our population numbers are similar, but I cannot think of a single other similarity.


Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended by EPA
“It’s not me! I didn’t do it!” And yet I doubt if there is a household in Alice that doesn’t have at least one product the manufacture of which has contributed to the waste slated for storage.
It’s called denial. If only we did waste as well as we do denial.


Gallery: Friday is the day
Now that would have been an interesting question. Do the residents of Alice really want another art gallery? Or are we being sold a pup?


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“Batchelor Institute say that increased funding would be needed to run the Centre in 2018, they run similar programs in three Warlpiri communities where they are funded through royalties money.”
Sounds like a plan.


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