I’m sorry but is Mr Gunner taking us for fools? …

Comment on Indigenous art gallery centrepiece of Gunner’s plans for Alice by James T Smerk.

I’m sorry but is Mr Gunner taking us for fools? He has apparently made this 50 mil commitment that won’t happen until 2020-2021… Well that’s funny as there will be another election around then and the project will most likely be scrapped (if the opposition win) or be a big part of campaign for the election. Sounds to me he is campaigning already for the next election. I can just hear the motto – if you don’t vote for us it won’t get done… How about you start it now or and have it finished by next election mate! Then we will know you’re a man of your word and not just all talk and promises.
P.S The whole Araluen site needs to be bulldozed and re-planned, there is plenty of space there!
and 50 mil sounds like an awful lot of money… but good idea.
Now just to stop tourist/people getting robbed, stabbed, assaulted etc. Our perceived image is a lot more valuable than some future building that may never come about… (sad face)

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Fighting youth crime, not just in office hours
More fluff and wasting money. Here is the answer: Get these kids responsible home supervision, safe home environments, make them go to school (to get them to learn about their cultural ways and modern society way).
As they get older assist in getting them into the workplace, with the focus on assisting people of troubled / disadvantaged past.
Let stop aiming at a complete race (especially those who are well off and don’t need the help but still rort the system) and start aiming at the people who need the help within that race.


15-year-old charged with assaulting police officer
Doubt it Citz. I think you will find they will get a slap on the wrist with good behaviour blah blah.
The legal system is a joke. Our poor police have to put up with so much knowing their efforts are useless most of the time.
We all know the police do a great job, it’s time the courts did the same.


Fast-tracked police recruits begin in Alice Springs
It’s always funny when these numbers are talked about. I would be curious to know what is the normal number that would be recruited over this period, and what is the real extra number?
I’m sure police leave in the meantime and these numbers might only be enough to cover the loss of people. Who knows?


Turn from endless consulting to making it happen
Just a thought: We are all talking about what to do with these kids. Shouldn’t that be a parent’s / guardian’s job to worry about that?
Let talk to these people and make them attend parenting classes to learn what to do and how to raise kids.
I don’t blame these poor kids, given some of their role models. And there lies the problem.


Real estate: Desert Springs up, Larapinta down
Wow. Larapinta down. Who could have guessed.
Ummm, just about anyone that lives in this town!
For the last 10 to 15 years it has slowly become the Bornx of Alice. Just take a lovely drive around the suburb and I bet you roll your windows up and lock the doors!
Council don’t care but because most of them live in ….
Hint: the richy rich “other” suburb mentioned in the story title.


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