@ Lindsay Ross: Thanks for your examples, Lindsay. At …

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@ Lindsay Ross: Thanks for your examples, Lindsay. At the risk of making a predictable, right wing PC response, I believe marriage is more than a concept.
Personally speaking, as a member of the Left, inspired by the 60s Cultural Revolution, I became family illiterate for several decades.
Marriage was considered no more than a concept, which led to much grief. I have since had a change of heart.
Could you explain your concept of marriage?

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White guilt flopped but Okine’s braggadocio worked
@ Lindsay Ross: One of the attributes of PC is intolerance of other people’s views.
So, for instance, ame-sex marriage, or marriage equality as it is now referred to (Global Warming has become Climate Change – another of your examples and an example of how the goalposts shift, as opposed to the time honoured institution of marriage) is the subtext of our respecfful debate.
A debate used to allow all sides to present their view so that judges could award a winner.
It’s not marriage or climate change which is considered PC or PInC, but rather the attitudes of those wishing to debate and persuade others of the merit of their view.
Proposed changes to the Marriage Act are determined by adults.
The rights of children have been almost entirely overlooked in the debate over changing the gender status of the Marriage Act. This needs a lot more debate.
Civil unions exist to protect the rights of non-reproductive relationships.
I am not convinced that the Marriage Act should be changed to accommodate your view that all people should have their loving relationships recognised by marriage.
Sorry if that is offensive or hurtful of your feelings.


White guilt flopped but Okine’s braggadocio worked
@ Lindsay Ross.
Can you give examples of “right wing political correctness”? It’s a big call to leave hanging out there, bro.


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Preaching ‘treading carefully’ then sending in the bulldozers
“Protection of these values …” says the report in reference to the bush surrounding St Mary’s creek.
Environmental values are subservient to political ideology.
The Greens, Labor Party allies, are supposedly environmentally conservative. It used to be that conservative parties were the pariahs.
The bulldozers at Kilgariff are an expression of Terra Nullius if you like, but Australia is a modern, industrialised country now and urban Alice has an economy to grow.
Stagnation is anathema and values are inconvenient.
It would be interesting to discover who enabled the bulldozers to denude the Kilgariff landscape.
Perhaps, that scrap of knowledge may illuminate how the West was lost.


National Aboriginal gallery: Town Council’s action clear as mud
I took the Victoria Hotel tour in Goondiwindi recently, led by an eighty year old local who said that much of the old town had been knocked down by “multinationals” who didn’t care about its heritage.
“They just threw the old tin on the back of a truck and took it to the tip,” he said.
I stayed at the Victoria around 1990 as a break from the swag. It was a grand old building with a main street verandah in the Australian tradition, but fell into disrepair until a few years ago when the Council colluded with a local to bring it back.
Because of the memories, I took the tour, but the town hardly resembled the way it was 30 years ago. Kinda lost its soul. Grows cotton now for export to China mostly, where they make the clothes and ship ém back.
It’s easy to understand how multinationals and mall makers can knock heritage down, but not so easy when your own government does it.
There’s a plaque on a rock near Anzac Oval dedicated to George Wilkinson who managed Wallis Fogarty’s store in Alice in the early days.
If you look carefully, you can see lots of heritage around there.
Beats me why the NAAG can’t be build somewhere else.
The CBD is chockers as it is, whether functioning or not. This is a country town like Goondiwindi, not Las Vegas, yet.
It’s easy to lose a town’s soul, if you’re not careful.


Nanny state: Tennant alcohol restrictions for Alice?
The NT Government released a press release on September 3 announcing that it was inquiring into takeaway liquor licensing regulations in the Alice Springs region after conducting an inquiry in the Barkly.
Reducing harmful levels of alcohol consumption in the NT is not “going to send people packing”.
On the contrary, I suggest that it will increase the quality of life for everyone.
The problem is easy access to alcohol and takeaway has been the biggest culprit for decades.
There is no silver bullet: The BDR and a Floor Price are part of the goal of reducing the amount of excessive alcohol consumed and the cost to the public across many portfolios, including tourism, which suggests that a figure of 99% responsible consumers is inflated.
If 1% of the population can do so much damage, and it is a generational trauma, then the status quo needs changing.
Lulling people into complacency and allowing the alcohol industry to self-regulate while alcohol-related trauma continues is irresponsible.
A nanny state would do nothing about it.
Intervention is necessary.


SA budget allocation may put paid to Alice gallery: Higgins
@ Albert Diano: Thanks for your engagement, Albert.
I encouraged “Local Centralian” to engage with Alex Nelson’s post because Alex is making a similar point to yours.
I have made the point that nurturing and encouraging (financially) the jewels of community museums and other galleries in Alice is part of establishing a stable tourist economy, with benefits for the CBD and visitation accommodation alternatives for the growing Baby Boomer domestic market, versus the high end air fares on which the government’s proposal is based.
I suggest that more cross-engagement with thematic posting would be useful in debating the points made, with thanks to the Editor for his patronage.


Gallery: national reference group appointed
@ Local1. It’s called a thematic funding window or bucket of money in the vernacular.
In Mexico, photographic exhibitions are combined with music. How revolutionary! Should be exported to the colonies.


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