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And while we are at it – youth are also going to Adelaide but according to St Johns Ambulance they cover every state except SA – rather ironic since Flinders Medical students come up here for training as part of their course and the specialists mostly come from Adelaide.
The other irony is that although the hospital sends people down south by plane when they need specialist treatment you have to be in Alice Springs to get that so if an accident occurs down near the border and the person has St Johns cover in the NT they to get cover have to be taken to Alice Springs but in serious cases then transferred by air ambulance to Adelaide – wasting precious time which just may save a life.
How ridiculous is this system.
Another irony is that the people in Alice Springs records can be accessed in Adelaide but possibly not in Darwin since the Darwin doctors are not coming here.
Who made this decision – the same ones that started a branch of the CDU in Sydney but not in Adelaide – both places have their own unis so why the discrimination?
This is the most pathetic situation possible. Why don’t they do something about it before some die because of their stupidity and cruelty.
Young and old are at risk, so who is responsible?

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Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory
Funny but what is coming out in these posts is the lack of responsibility of tourist and locals as well. Being in the outback is not a joke – and yes it is dangerous especially for foreigners or people from the coast
People running hotels, caravan parks, other accomodation should give out safety pamplets when people book in, and ask if they understand the pamphlets, even have them sign to say they read them. It would not have to be a long pamphlet.
Also people advertising Alice Springs on Internet sites should be made to put a piece on safety in the outback as an introduction to their sites so people booking on line get this information before they book.

Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
If Alice Springs is ever going to get ahead they need to widen the focus, sure have the Aboriginal things but also other cultural things too. It does not have to be sports orientated but amusement oriented
We need a far better transport system, cheaper food outlets around town, better quality housing, better companies to improve job prospects, companies with well trained people running them and with the right mental attitude.
We need entertainment that are less costly so that the local people can afford to use it frequently when the tourist season is gone.

Fake news, nukes & climate change: two minutes to midnight
The idea is to be prepared but what are we prepared for?
War, climate change, earthquakes, food shortages (remembering we are 1500 kms from the nearest big town).
If war or a nuclear calmity come, do we have shelter that will protect us?
If drought or heat waves come, where do we get our water from? It won’t matter about race or colour. It will happen to all
If we don’t do it now then when these things happen there will be no answers for anyone, and the groaning and gnashing of teeth mentioned in the bible just might happen within our lifetime.

Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
If they want a culturally appropriate site what do they suggest as the site?
Do they own this site themselves or are they pushing others out?
Also, the economics of the proposal need to be considered – is it in the best position to be easily accessed by the customers (tourists)? If it is that will make money for them.
Tourists can see Aboriginal things all over Australia so you need to consider, is this is going to draw the crowds from other places?
Things like what ammenities are around the proposed site and is the site going to have a historic angle written so everyone can know why the site was proposed.
However the big draw card will be ease of access and parking for the travelling tourists.

Bid to keep Rock climb open by heritage listing
What are the vibrations felt in the homes and outside the homes in Alice Springs?
Are they fraking on private farms again? If so they are hitting the rock and trying to destroy the artesian basin which will make big cracks in The Centre and maybe one under Uluru.
This happened in Gunnedah NSW with the mining – big cracks destroying infrastructure, roads etc.
I note these vibrations feel stronger now. The rock sturcture was almost broken years ago – maybe they will do it this time and destroy Alice Springs, and The Centre altogether

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