@ Sean: I’m well aware that you were in the …

Comment on Giles government best of a poor bunch by Steve Brown.

@ Sean: I’m well aware that you were in the CLP. I’ve even been informed that you were in attendance the other night, could be misinformed I suppose.
I was simply saying that your comments would seem to be more reflective of the other camp! Now you passed rather ignorant comment about myself, I would respectfully suggest if you want to do that in future use your own name to do it.
I didn’t resign from the CLP in a dummy spit, I resigned in disgust because your idolized leader Mr Mills sacrificed our local candidate in a “low life mongrel act” without the slightest compunction in a vain attempt to gain a petty political advantage in a northern electorate –an issue that divided the party and saw many like me, leave. Read all about it in archives.
Trust and Respect and Consultation indeed! Clearly only when it suited! Terry was a dead man walking from that moment on, if he had followed the above creed, an honorable resignation before being pushed would have saved much of what we see today
I have been approached many times by party members and two other branches since that time and asked to re-join to help with a sense of direction and a structural clean up of the party.
I somewhat reluctantly submitted an application on a couple of occasions only to be headed off by those who felt threatened – something that doesn’t worry me in the slightest. Such is life.
Presently I am quite happy doing my best for the Alice as a councillor and a member of various community organisations.

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Giles government best of a poor bunch
Gee, tell you what, the level of intelligence in the comments hasn’t improved, has it?
No Melanie I’m not drunk, I’m a realist seeking the best practical outcome for our community given present circumstances.
What’s your solution, Melanie? Do you have one or are you just another bitter chip on the shoulder nark like Sean above?
Nothing useful to offer, no idea, no solutions definitely no useful outcome. Sounds kind of like Territory Labor all over again, doesn’t it? LOL.

Recent Comments by Steve Brown

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.]

Scott McConnell now to vote as an Independent
I very much share Scott’s concerns re the Fifth Floor erosion of basic democracy!
Oversight and control of the bureaucratic machines of government is the sole responsibility of elected community representatives.
Department heads and political advisers roles are just that, to advise and to say “yes, Sir” upon a decision of the elected body.
Unfortunately the lines have become blurred.
Many who have no place actively involve themselves in the political foray, crossing the supposed divide between elected government and administration.
I believe this has come about because the government has become so incestuous, we are electing public servants and political advisers far to often!
Pre-selection committees should keep in mind that the whole concept of democracy and elected government is that the community has control over the government it is subjected to!
I agree totally with Scott on this issue: Time to reinstate democracy!

Emergency Dept presentations back up assault stats
Labor Government withdrew the police from the bottle shops presentations at the hospital blew out! Crimes against the person blew out! Domestic violence blew out!
Police were reinstated to bottle shops and these things returned to their previous levels.
Now we are expected to give some credit for the subsequent reduction in the associated crime figures!
Meanwhile break-ins are up because the numbers of kids on the streets are up and nothing’s been done!
A little birdie indicated just prior to Christmas that the Alice would be getting a 24/7 Youth Centre by boosting Tangentyere Councils Drop in Centre, however since that time … silence!
Apparently the idea has succumbed to budgetary restraint since the announcement that we are broke.
I bet the $200m for the Children and Families Computer system is still going ahead though!
While considering budgetary constraints it would create a better all round result if the Minister was cutting that item rather than the actual on-ground services that have a real chance of making a huge difference to our costs for policing, courts and corrections, while building community confidence and harmony.
Budget constraints, sure, we’ve got to have them, but let’s just think through our priorities before acting: Less bureaucracy, more coal face service!

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