Before we rush to judgement on this initiative, let’s wait …

Comment on Councillor pursues plan to scrutinise performance of government agencies, NGOs by Hal Duell.

Before we rush to judgement on this initiative, let’s wait to see what Council come up with. Cr Brown is not working in a vacuum here. Before anything can happen he will need to take his fellow councillors with him, and at least some of that will be debated in the open section of next Monday’s council meeting.
That’s one debate I won’t be missing.
The recent attention paid by the NT police and other bodies in Alice have reduced the incidents of public outrage and lawlessness, but we all know that when attention wavers, we will probably be back where we started. Hopefully Cr Brown’s initiative will help prevent that regression.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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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