Some incentives sound nice, however meaningless. Principle incentive for these hub …

Comment on Chamber slams Labor promises: football instead of stimulating business by Paul Parker.

Some incentives sound nice, however meaningless.
Principle incentive for these hub towns is to fix the ongoing disincentive – the absence of valid leases.
Few businesses establish, develop and operate within these communities due ongoing refusal to provided valid meaningful leases – for housing and business locations.
The Central Land Council argues in court, “Traditional Owners” only right is to stand somewhere – unless they obtain leases.
The Central Land Council with Land Trusts continue to refuse to issue valid leases to their tenants.
Commonwealth supports tenants having no rights.
Commonwealth funded houses constructed without valid leases, so no security of tenure for residents, no right to operate a business, no right to exclude others from entering their homes and trashing them.
Commonwealth and Central Land Council prevent these tenants sharing rights elsewhere regarded as basic standards.
Incentives uneconomical where recipients denied valid leases and basic standards to live or operate their business.
This problem recognized when the Commonwealth Ombudsman said record keeping for Territory’s remote housing system was seriously flawed.
“Territory Housing … has difficulties identifying whether people are paying rent when they should not, or conversely, not paying rent when they should.”
Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-17/nt-housing-accounts-a-shambles/4207278?section=nt
The NT Ombudsman correctly states Commonwealth is leaving NT Housing to solve the problem.
Disagree with NT Ombudsman calling it “an extremely complex problem” for the problem is simple, the ongoing refusal to issue valid leases.
Commonwealth exempted need for leases so houses could be constructed, absence of valid leases is the cause of this problem.
Issuing valid leases is essential to resolve this problem.
Valid leases enable residents and investors to invest and develop these towns.
So Commonwealth needs to amend Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act and bring our corporate cowboy Land Trusts subject to same basic standards, same responsibility as other landowners, and require they issue leases valid in the NT.
If these Land Trusts continue to refuse issue leases, then Commonwealth should act so as to ensure wherever houses constructed ownership is transferred to the residents.
Why should tenants – particularly the many “Traditional Owner” residents – not be provided title ownership of their own homes?

Recent Comments by Paul Parker

Price family were sole complainants against Cocking & Satour 
Too many pots calling kettles black.
Racism is about dividing people into separate groups, identifying them as different due ancestry, social behavior, innate capacities, and other, frequently using these to exclude or include them for “special treatment” whether this by advantage or disadvantage, also to rank then as inferior or superior.
The term “racial discrimination” means any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.
The Commonwealth continues to seriously infect the Northern Territory with its racism.


Jacinta Price spits dummy
Jacinta, your response to Erwin Chlanda of Alice Springs News is a great disappointment.
I have know Erwin Chlanda over 40 years, his work and commitment as a journalist is exceptional.
Apologise with grace, or shame yourself further.
IMHO Erwin Chlanda is well overdue for recognition by the NPC.


Horses starve, rotting carcasses near homes
Around Australia corporate or natural persons as land owners, managers or others are prosecuted, found negligent and penalties are applied.
Other than racial prejudice, why are these relevant corporate land-owners (Land Trusts), their relevant corporate property managers (Land Councils), their relevant executive management boards, or other relevant individuals not prosecuted?
Frequently applied is the legal principle that ignorance of the law is no excuse.


News cycle: It’s all over in a day
None may claim surprise, the Commonwealth long conducting “racial profiling” since it took over the Northern Territory from South Australia.

Commonwealth promotion of “racial profiling” and apartheid is easier to recognize in the NT.

Commonwealth cares little for equal legal rights and equal legal responsibility which our Constitution offers all Australians.

Puzzle is why so many content to ignore denial of their equal rights, thus opportunity, for a few silver coins…

As Pastor Martin Niemöller explains it:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


Public may pay for government fake news: Opposition
The Chief Minister Michael Gunner and his government adopting principles of Dr Goebbels [Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister – ED]:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
— Dr Joseph Goebbels: On the “Big Lie”
Possible advertising change: “Welcome to the Northern Territory land of big lies.”
Every MLA is part of the NT Government, their is role to draw public attention to serious failings and disgraces.


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