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Comment on Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016 by Paul Parker.

RIP, Michelle Castagna.
The life of Michele Castagna is a life to be remembered. She provides yet another example of how effort and struggle can defeat adversity.


Recent Comments by Paul Parker

NT and SA amalgamation: Would they have us?
A treaty proposal as little more than a promotion of permanent racism, a promotion of permanent apartheid, a promotion of the ongoing disadvantage of many, within Australia.

Miners are spreading myths, says environmentalist
Re: Alex Hope Posted January 22, 2019 at 11:23 am
Perhaps Alex can explain what each Land Trust as corporate land-title-holder and owner, actually spends building and maintaining housing being used by their shareholders “traditional owners” who do live on their land-title-held land ?
Perhaps Alex can explain what each Land Trust as corporate land-title-holder and owner actually collects as rent to be spent building and maintaining housing used by their shareholders and “traditional owners” who do live on their land-title-held land?
Perhaps Alex can explain the Commonwealth and NT Government financial contributions to benefit each land-trust-titled area?
Please include also the dollars per resident.

Fiscal emergency: Get rid of Ministers, says Opposition
I believe most NT public servants are NOT incompetent. I am sure most work as best they can.
Australia wide public servants directly accountable to Government of the day, less to Parliaments.
Political party dominance appears to reduce Parliamentary accountability of the government.
Political parties seem to regard elections as a winner gets all, with reduced accountability.
IMHO the NT needs to introduce selection of the NT Administrator by popular vote.
A popularly elected Administrator should select eight ministers to manage “The Administrator’s” NT Government, with a maximum of one third of MLAs, from elected MLAs to ensure they remain accountable to the Legislative Assembly, thus to voters.

Firm ‘no’ from PM, Scullion to bailing out ‘bankrupt’ Territory
Re: Evelyne Roullet Posted January 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
The entire NT is a puppet on Commonwealth string. It is the Commonwealth which overturns many NT Government rules.

Firm ‘no’ from PM, Scullion to bailing out ‘bankrupt’ Territory
The Northern Territory will remain a dependent state of the Commonwealth, until the Commonwealth Parliament ends its racial apartheid policies.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as former Treasurer, surely knows the disadvantage imposed on the Northern Territory by the Commonwealth’s Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act.
The Commonwealth’s racist apartheid policies, with a lack of conventional responsibility and accountability, remain an ongoing obstruction to meaningful progress within the Northern Territory.
The Commonwealth will remain a primary source of funds for the ALR(NT) lands until this racist act is amended.
The Commonwealth Government misleads those living upon ALR(NT) lands that “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free, a slogan the Nazis applied to Jews in the concentration camps), when for decades the Commonwealth has maintained by legislation their disadvantages.
The Act requires the acceptance of racial division of Australians with “special benefits” involving separate responsibility and accountability.
The Commonwealth’s imposition of racial apartheid, racial segregation, denial basic rights and responsibilities remains a disgrace to most Australians.
The proportion of the national teen suicide rate directly relates, with all the related disadvantages experienced, to the Commonwealth’s ongoing promotion of apartheid policies.
Senator Nigel Scullion has been long aware that Australian families are denied their rights to live together, to visit each other, when they reside in the Commonwealth’s racially divided Northern Territory.

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