Great news indeed, for FIFO workers. Territorians from the bush …

Comment on 1.6b mining projects inching towards reality by David.

Great news indeed, for FIFO workers.
Territorians from the bush should move to Perth or one of the other cities. You might get lucky in scoring a job in one of those exciting future projects to help contribute towards building your Territory.
Prospects of Territorians making up the 300 construction workforce and 160 operational jobs once completed, would be minimal.
If fair dinkum, put a recruitment office in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, close to these big projects, not just in the interstate cities and online recruitment.

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@ Domenico Pecorari: Your comments are right. Also, most local governments around Australia fly the Aboriginal flag alongside the Australian flag and their own local government and state flags.
However, there is still an element of fear of the truth in this country, that Aboriginal people are the original inhabitants of Australia, a denial, a continuing oppression of the people and that fact.
You can have every other nation in the world in this country, but it does not mean their flags should be raised as well. The fact is, they are not Aboriginal people of this land.
Cr. Satour sought support of Apmerreke-artweye, the right people of the Aboriginal community, to help find ways to address problems rampant in Alice Springs committed by Aboriginal people.
There is still hope that the council may support that initiative. Perhaps they just need to be a little more objective once they get over their own importance in the scheme of things, to think and act outside the box.

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Quite some years back there was a Four Corners Council. Four corners being north, south, east and west.
The council consisted of elders representing Aboriginal people from these respective tribal group directions.
The council was headed up by strong Arrernte elders since the problems being dealt with, were in Alice Springs, similar to those today.
I understand the purpose of the council was to work collaboratively with other groups to deal with issues, then for each respective elder on the council deal with their own people.
At least that’s the way I understood the council to work.
To give any meaning and strength to such a body today, would probably involve MOU with all government and non government agencies that have relevant roles and responsibilities. All would need to be on board.

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Mr Granites has a point about CLC behaviour. Anyone who may challenge CLC they way Mr Granites says they did in reference to the letter they sent to the CLC Chairman, are just ignored.
Also minutes from CLC meetings are a rare thing, or at least never seen.

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@ Diane de Vere: You are pretty much correct about this recruitment process. Also built in to such positions is a “no right of appeal” so their already selected “applicant” can be slotted straight into the job with the congratulatory back slapping. All fair and transparent as a brick wall.

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Paul McCue, NT Police Association President, looks like your police will have to stay at the bottle shops according to the PAAC, to be monitored by the public encouraged on the PAAC web site, not out there fighting the escalating criminal behaviour of recent events in Alice Springs.

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