Another considered, well presented article on Central Australia’s remote communities. …

Comment on Visions of Utopia by Hal Duell.

Another considered, well presented article on Central Australia’s remote communities. And timely.
If Pilger’s film shows on national TV this weekend, most of us who live here will see through it. Of course there will always be the minority of barrow-pushers who, while they may know better, feel more relevant looking at life with blinkers on. These also have a place in the mosaic of Central Australia.
But on the national stage, the damage such bigoted polemicists do is incalculable. False impressions become ingrained in the impressionable minds of those who have never taken the time, or had the opportunity, to spend sufficient time here to actually learn something. And that’s a great pity.

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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?

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There are a lot of empty shop fronts in Alice right now. Perhaps we could have a pop-up Council. That might work.

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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.

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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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Are you saying, Eugene’s mate, that the dead animals should be left as a community health hazard while CLC asks for someone’s permission to heap them up for burning or for burial?
Or perhaps that’s not CLC’s job or problem, but then it never is, is it?

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