@ Lore Solaris There is a very interesting News Limited article …

Comment on OUR REST & REFLECTION SERIES: Alice has magic but house prices and crime need a firm hand by Hal Duell.

@ Lore Solaris
There is a very interesting News Limited article which is an extract from Stephanie Jarrett’s new book, Liberating Aboriginal People from Violence.
Alice is more complex that your spray would indicate, and I think you are dead wrong when it comes to our local police. Had you been here for three years instead of just two, you could remember what it was like when the NT Police lost control of our streets. Their current efforts in front of the take-away grog shops is saving us this summer, and I think it’s unfortunate that you don’t see that.
Of course more needs to be done. When didn’t it? But we are a town of many cultures, and most of us are working hard to make it work.
And that racism tag is one mean two-edged sword. It should be used with caution.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Museums: First Nations demand to speak for themselves
I think James T Smerk’s idea of a museum with two wings is one of the best and most novel suggestions I have heard.
Aside from a shared claim to Aboriginality, there is no unity within Aboriginal Australia.
Yet this has not kept them from remaining present and relevant despite having been caught in the tides of history some 250 years ago.
Let’s hear all the stories.

Looks like Wazza’s back
Jacinta was always on a hiding to nothing. Her own perceived sense of entitlement didn’t help her cause, but she was up against Snowdon who arguably doesn’t do much between elections, but once every three years he does win elections, and he wins them well.
The question now is, will Jacinta return to Council?

NTG asks AAPA to consult with custodians on gallery & new site
There are a lot of empty shop fronts in Alice right now. Perhaps we could have a pop-up Council. That might work.

Megafauna museum: Locals outnumber tourists
Erwin, a minor point, but when these large birds were first discovered a few years ago, they were referred to in the local press as the Ducks of Doom. Much better than Big Bird.

Budget repair: Check out the cost of this load of rubbish
Thanks for the story, Erwin.
You’ve detailed a journey into the bureaucratic maze of “it’s not mine / I didn’t do it”.
Talk about kicking a can down the road!
I also like your suggestion that the NT government sack half its public servants and compel the remainder to do their jobs.
That’s another can ready to be kicked down the road.

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