Was this not a promise that the Labor government made …

Comment on Labor would spend as much on a third set of footy oval lights as it would on the rest of Alice by Daniel Davis.

Was this not a promise that the Labor government made in 03/04 and claimed to have completed in 2004?
According to the news release (see link below) the new lights were supposedly appropriate for night time AFL broadcasts. Why do we need to spend another $2.5m now, did they stuff it up the first time?
http://newsroom.nt.gov.au/2004/20040122_traegerlights.shtml

Recent Comments by Daniel Davis

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.


Cr Melky to cane Cr Brown over pre-selection
Hal, that is very unlikely. That situation would generally only arise if a no confidence motion succeeded early on in the term of a government and the opposition and independents were able to form a government.
As the opposition is not proposing forming a coalition with the independents, the Administrator would have no choice but to call an election, in which case the current government would sit in caretaker mode up until the election.


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