No, Hal. He hasn’t. …

Comment on CLP pre-selects Steve Brown for Araluen by Erwin Chlanda.

No, Hal. He hasn’t.

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Sweet Country, a voice demanding to be heard
Alex Nelson’s anecdote reminds me of a friend who had strong connections to people in the APY lands south of the border.
He was on his way over back roads to The Rock with a car load of young fellows who maintained a chatter in Pitjantjatjara until they spotted a kangaroo.
They asked my friend to stop, one got out of the car with a rifle, aimed, and with the words “hasta la vista, baby,” put a bullet into the ‘roo.


Batchelor doesn’t need Santa. It has Gunner and Scullion.
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Compromise was needed to save youth crime plan
Hi Chris, you can find Cr Satour’s motion and additional papers here.

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Masked cops with assault rifles, but where are the parents?
Hi “Ged” (may I encourage you to use your full name?): Why do you think Commissioner Kershaw provided footage, or the opportunity of obtaining it, to media showing masked TRG members with military-grade assault weapons travelling in armoured cars, when he was being interviewed about police strategies relating to children in Alice Springs?
And why do you think Chief Minister Michael Gunner felt compelled to tweet subequently: “Police are active in Alice but I can guarantee there are no assault rifles or camouflaged police on patrol. The TRG are in town to support General Duties officers with specialised operational assistance re equipment for night time patrols. All straightforward stuff.”
Stand by for more, I’m working on an update.
Kind regards, Erwin Chlanda, Editor.


National Indigenous gallery process hijacked?
@ Alex Nelson: In the early seventies, when I was chief reporter for the Centralian Advocate, I recall us publishing a glossy insert from the railways soliciting public comment on the possibilities of relocating the freight rail yards.
The options were leaving them where they are, shifting them to the Old Ghan terminal where the Transport Hall of Fame is now, or to Bond Springs north of the town.
My recollection is that the community response was a deafening silence.
Once the deadline had passed the railways, said OK, we’ll stay where we are.
All hell broke loose – but by then it was too late.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor


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