Dare I say that anyone who has anything to do …

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

Dare I say that anyone who has anything to do with Advance Alice and Action for Alice would be more than happy with the electoral outcome for the CLP in the bush.
The Intervention has proven to be the complex canvas for bush communities to work from as voters decided what is the best way forward.
Responding to the support from the bush, Terry Mills declared, (in his victory speech), his love and respect for Aboriginal people. This is a first in terms of conservative party politics in the NT.
I do worry that the love and respect of the new Chief Minister will not last under the pressure of the old and new Intervention policies.
There is no doubt that the Intervention is permanent policy just as there is no doubt that policy from Canberra directly effects the daily lives of NT First Australians.
Were Tony Abbott to achieve his dream to be PM I for one would be most concerned for the rights and freedoms of all Territorians. The mean, throwback paternalism of the Howard Government may be just around the corner.
D.R. Chewings aka THE lone dingo.

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