Is it true? Do we have a new government? If so, …

Comment on Polling day: Backing family, dad Warren H and aunty Alison by Hal Duell.

Is it true? Do we have a new government?
If so, it will be interesting watching a CLP government take the reins of office after 12 years in opposition.
I wish them luck, while predicting something similar to when the new Town Council took office here in Alice Springs. It was as if an air-bag had deployed.
In an interesting article on the approaching US election, the term “political vaporware” was used. If there is a better term for campaign promises, I haven’t read it.
Ingrained cynicism aside, the thought of Bess Price and Alison Anderson representing the bush in central Australia is chock full of possibilities. That could prove to be truly exciting.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership
Just after midnight last night I was returning home from a shift stocking shelves, and I decided to travel up Gap Road. Suddenly, WHOOSH!, a wagon wheel passed me.
And I thought to myself, ‘Self, I wonder what wagon that wheel has just come off of?’


No ‘comprehensive business case’ yet for gallery
I think that whether the art gallery is eventually built somewhere in Alice or, as seems more and more likely, in Adelaide, the whole exercise will go down as a textbook study in how NOT to progress a major project.
I don’t know what this means for the Gunner government, but the longer he pushes it, the more the fable of Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby spring to mind.


Panel of just two for controversial Ilparpa decision
What! A social engagement with the PM in preference to a local issue that really matters. Onya, Jimmie and Jamie, ya pair of wannabees.


Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints 
Onya, Rex. If ever there is a local theatrical adaptation of The Silver Skates I hope you take the leading role.


And now, your friendly neighbourhood prison
This facility is on my morning dog walk, so I’ve watch it go up.
The first clue as to its purpose was when contractors came in to cut down all the trees. What’s going on here?
And then I realised they were removing any branches that could overhang the inner fence. Then came the security cameras and, voila, a neighbourhood prison.
All good, I guess.
Except this morning the gate was open and swinging in the breeze. It looks like someone didn’t need those overhanging branches after all.


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