The letter from John Boffa is that your evidence base …

Comment on German Foreign Office says mobile homes should stay only in caravan parks with guards, warns of rapes, armed robberies in Alice Springs by Janet Brown.

The letter from John Boffa is that your evidence base for your comment about the AFL weekend. My oh my now you are inferring that if John Boffa makes a statement it is gospel … you really need help your focus on grog and only on grog is not healthy.
It would appear to those reading that you once had and experienced a problem with the demonic drink. Not all people have a problem and not all people are a problem when they drink.
As for me I don’t drink the dreaded evil as you portray it.
Coffee drinker and it never had an issue with it. And again Russell learn to read and understand the comment re prevention is better when there is no cure related to social issues into the situation that these German tourists found themselves subjected to the French girls and their horrors. Assaults, attacks and so forth it happens around the world.
No rivers of grog just acts of violence and deprivation of liberty. We can and never will cure this illness in society. No grog was consumed in writing this reply.

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German Foreign Office says mobile homes should stay only in caravan parks with guards, warns of rapes, armed robberies in Alice Springs
I am with you Paul. As I have always said time to stop the segregation and its funding from Federal level. I was listening to Marcia Langdon on the TV yesterday and her view is like yours and mine and so many others that see the human face of destruction.
And before Russell jumps in and informs us yet again of the horrors of the devil drink this is not about rivers of grog this is about people and their basic rights. Marcia has written some amazing articles and yet no government has acted to do the right thing.
The CLP has taken the first step by having people from the communities in government. Believing in the Territory and how each piece fits. But on the issue of the German tourists as frightening as this is was to them we need to address tourism to ensure that people are aware that they have to be vigilant and be aware that we do have issues about safety and security.
Better to pre-warn our incoming tourist of the dangers rather than read about it in overseas papers. Prevention is best when there is no cure.


Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Planning another plan
We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.


Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.


Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.


GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.


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