This scheme was always a farce. No rational person let …

Comment on LETTER: Labor’s mismanagement of $9m splash on Henbury carbon farm by Steve Brown.

This scheme was always a farce. No rational person let alone our National Government could have or should have accepted the premise that this property could be used as a carbon farm without the use of irrigation.
And had irrigation been planned what a disgustingly unproductive waste of our resources. This whole affair is just another demonstration of the shear blind stupidity behind much of the carbon argument in this country.
Much of it consists of those intent on selling rather shonky ill prepared poorly thought out schemes to a fumbling national government stupidly squandering “our” money in an ill conceived attempt to appear to be doing something to save our world.
I don’t know what it is about Labor Governments, but if they spent as much time and money actually carrying out well thought out planned projects as they do in in printing glossy pamphlets and spruiking political propaganda in the pretense of doing something, they and our nation would be a lot better off!
Yep, and now we have another wonderful Labor achievement! Within moments of purchasing the property cattle and other grazing animals that had maintained some kind of fire control by eating the grass were removed. They burnt the whole bloody property to the ground, emitting enormous quantities of carbon into the atmosphere almost overnight! Or wait, perhaps that the idea! We pay out money for the carbon retention in regrowth for a year or two, then burn the whole lot to the ground again! Yeh, well, when you put it like that perhaps it wasn’t such a bad scheme.
After all what does it matter that the purchase stole away the long hoped for, long planned and dreamt about, economic opportunities for local families who have lived for generations in the area.
Maybe now that the Feds are clearly exposed once again in another comedy of mismanaged funds they could make some attempt to regain some credibility, save some face, by buying out RM Williams’ share of this farce, and hand the property over to those I have mentioned, to be run as an operating pastoral property, as it has been for generations.
This was always going to be a disaster and there was no more farcical prelude to it than when the Federal Minister Tony Burke was interviewed at the property on hand over, stating: “Oh it will open up new wildlife corridors”! Yeh, while standing in the middle of a five thousand square kilometer property with hardly a single fence or roadway for thousands of kilometers!
Yeh these guys know what they’re doing alright, the world’s a safer place in their hands! Roll on Federal Election, another chance to bury a lousy incompetent Labor government Territorians, now that is something worth looking forward to!

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Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
Oddly enough Domeninco, from around 1984 I’ve noted an escalating deterioration of our town’s earlier strengths and character.
Those of us who are amongst the town’s earliest families, the builders of the Alice and other towns in the Territory, understood what it took to create healthy, well balanced, economically viable, communities.
Unfortunately the vibrancy once driven by a very healthy private sector has long since given way to petty bureaucracy and welfareism along with all the blow in petty politic of envy and ignorance those sectors brought with them.
Replacing vibrancy, hope and belief with a petty mentality of obstructionism and envy, glaring down, standing in the way of, anything that might create, dare I say, the dirty words economic progress!
This attempt to save an ugly, rotten old, asbestos riddled building of no architectural merit is just another example of that moronic stifling mentality.
Crime and corruption about which these people winge constantly, flourishes in places that don’t offer hope and progress!
Sloth and disillusionment flourish in places of bureaucratic overload and petty envious obstructionism!
To clean our town up, to get it moving, to offer hope, we need to deal with those things!
We simply must learn to walk right on bye the wingers, specially the blow-in wingers, and to get right on with building our town, a place of enormous potential if only it is given enough air to breathe.


Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
There is absolutely nothing architecturally noteworthy about this crappy old building, just because a particular person visited, walked past, looked at or went to this school doesn’t make it a place that must be preserved!
It would hang like a millstone around the community’s collective necks for perpetuity.
This building has been sitting there rotting for years yet you suddenly find a deep underlying passion and love for it when another use for its location is found?
I cry BS on this claim!
You are simply being obstructionist! As per usual I might add!
Keeping old completely un-noteworthy buildings in premier positions simply creates an enormously expensive ulcerating rot in the central locations of town, forcing us to extend our CBD over a wider and wider area destroying along with that expansion any chance of creating a thriving central CBD.
So while there certainly are buildings that are noteworthy and worth preserving despite this fact ie Flynn Church and Adelaide House etc.
Much less noteworthy building such as this old school must give way to the new!


Private forecaster tips massive rains for Alice
Heavy rains will certainly be welcome, no doubt about it Ed, but 30 to 50mm is a long way short of what’s required to produce floods like the one pictured.
That kind of flood requires closer to 200mm over a fairly short period of time … wouldn’t that be nice?


Big crowd at local School Strike 4 Climate Action
@ Evelyn: While I agree with the general intent of your comment it is important to note for the interested children’s education, that neither their action nor any taken by this nation will have the slightest effect on the world climate! Even if we could completely halt all of our carbon production tomorrow, it would not make the slightest difference to climate change.
So by all means kids work towards a cleaner environment, cleaner air and cleaner oceans, but don’t be taken for a ride by those who seek to create irrational fears about your own beautiful world, through politically motivated, fear mongering garbage, about climate change.
It is a natural part of our world and always will be!
The thing we really do need to need fear and guard against, are the mindless efforts of indoctrinated climate fanatics who seek through their ignorance and city bred real world isolation, to do something irrational about planetary warming.
It would benefit everyone to keep in mind that a warming climate is a more productive climate, while on the other hand a cooling climate very quickly becomes a threat to all life on earth, through starvation!
Let’s hope we get to sit somewhere in between. In the meantime there is one very real threat we should all fight and guard against, the life threatening efforts of climate science to artificially interfere with our climate. One stupid mistake and “Winter really will be coming”!


‘Arrogant’ government fails to answer 20 questions
Didn’t Robyn spruik long and loud the benefits of having an Independent Member for Araluen?
Now she is completely bound up in petty squabbling about more resources.
And not one single question to Government about things that affect the rest of us.
While the Territory goes to hell in a hand basket!
No pressure on Government at all!
Talk about ineffective.
You are payed a dam good wage plus expenses. Write your own speeches and for the Territory’s sake, get on with the job.
[ED – Mr Brown was the CLP candidate for Araluen.]


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