Daniel, the amount is calculated on the cost of delivering …

Comment on Town gets a say in its economic future as $2b cut hits home by Old Maate.

Daniel, the amount is calculated on the cost of delivering services over the state / territory.
Hence the NT is a lot bigger and costs are higher, mixed in with numerous little communities all over the territory.
WA’s amount takes into account their mining boom dollars they received. It’s all fair and reasonable.
The thing that affects everything is the mining boom in WA has finished up so there will be more sharing of the GST coming in the years to come.
This is only the start.
The only way for the NT to get more income would be to create a revenue stream via mining … which they are slowly doing.

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Town gets a say in its economic future as $2b cut hits home
The public service keep the Government wheels turning … cutting positions opens it up to mistakes / corruption and hurts the local economies.
In saying that I’m sure there are some positions that should be cut i.e. the ones “Appalled” talks about, bigwigs.


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Because of eight grandmothers we can
Spot on Nick, very much a blame game story.
These women are brave and should be commended for voicing their opinions however I want to hear more solutions put up and positive attitudes towards addressing the issues, not pointing out what race is in what position in what agency or looking after the kids. They are all trying to help.
So mush negativity in Alice Springs, it’s just sad.


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Just a thought, maybe someone should go to Bunnings and buy a motion detector to alert someone straight away when people skip out.Might save the Government getting egg on its face every second week.


National Aboriginal art gallery in the wide open spaces?
Do all the people who don’t want the art gallery understand they are contributing to the downfall of this town?
The Government is clearly only going to do it at ANZAC oval and nowhere else, so if it doesn’t happen our town loses a bit opportunity to celebrate our country’s people.
The CBD is obviously where the action is and they want people to walk around town and spend money at the same time, which is good.
Rugby people – you get a new oval and facilities, win win.
Hippies – you keep the grass area where it is and it will look nicer.
Old people – the town needs to change to better itself.
People WHY are arguing just because they want the government to do something about crime first. They won’t, and the elders of town don’t care either, so that will never happen.
Crims – you will get more stuff to break.


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I like the idea of it flying over NAIDOC week … what I don’t like is the fact that at night a gang of Indigenous youths went through the mall smashing windows and damaging trees and other items.
It would be good if we saw a reduction in crime over the week instead of celebrating it with more crime. However crime has become part of the culture of this town and will never change.


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Bang on Benedict.


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