@ “Peter”: For a man who “travels extensively” in Aboriginal …

Comment on Alice councillor tells nation’s media about Aboriginal brutality by Russell Guy.

@ “Peter”: For a man who “travels extensively” in Aboriginal communities, but appears not to have ever lived in one, you miss the point of this story which is to draw attention to domestic violence.
If you had ever lived in a community, you could not have missed it.
As one who has physically intervened and given statements to police, supporting women to have assailants gaoled and all the rest of it, I reckon that you are insensitive at the least.
If you re-read your earlier posts, you might see yourself portrayed as one who is trying to be politically correct, even to the point of taking offence when it is pointed out.

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Alice councillor tells nation’s media about Aboriginal brutality
@ “Sean”: Here we go again. Another nameless social media troll. At least ranting figureheads have the courage of their opinions. Your collected soapbox-set of miniature CLP bashings is becoming a dunker’s omnibus.


Alice councillor tells nation’s media about Aboriginal brutality
@ “Peter”: Your anonymity is baffling. Perhaps, you would have us believe that owning up to your correct name would be a conflict of national interest.
If that is the case, then why do you persist in attacking others from a cloak of immunity, while also taking offense?
Police responded to more than 75,000 cases of domestic violence in the Territory in the past three years, with Families Minister Wakefield commenting that alcohol remained a major contributing factor.
Police Commissioner Kershaw said in “63% of all of our domestic violence incidents alcohol is involved.”
That’s offensive.
With women’s shelters in need of funding assurance, you continue attacking someone whose family has been on the receiving end of domestic violence and for all you know, done her best to minimise it by, as Neville Wran once said, staying “at the crease in order to bat”.0
In the circumstances, your voice on limiting the failed 50 year experiment with liberal alcohol supply, specifically seven days a week takeaway, would be more pertinent.


Alice councillor tells nation’s media about Aboriginal brutality
@ Peter:
Political intrique is a science, as followers of the Scarlet Pimpernell were entreated, but whether it’s beneath us or even the main game is not the issue.
Are we not to take Jacinta’s voice seriously on the issue of domestic violence?


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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.


Gallery: national reference group appointed
“In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind, we’ve gone too far …” (Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles. 1979).


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