@ Outraged: Why be so outraged without the facts. There …

Comment on Six-year-old banned from bush school: Grandmother by Ray.

@ Outraged: Why be so outraged without the facts. There are always two sides to every story, but your first reaction is that the system is racist. After firstly claiming its racist, your next question is: What’s behind this?
Is the principal white or black? If they are white, you fail to mention they have undertaken to make an effort to close the gap by working in such a remote community, and if she is black, it is hardly racism.
How pathetic you sound, tell the world how they treat us.
While you are at it, tell the world of all the funding that is received, tell them about how this principal could simply take a job in an affluent east coast or urban school, but chooses to instead to ensure education for remote Aboriginal kids.
I notice you say nothing about the ones that actually are attending this school.
Your poor bugger me attitude is a disgrace, and is part of the reason the gap will never close. What a shame.

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Business group may establish ‘federal’ prison in The Centre
Employment for up to 200 staff to run it, their families, infastructure, employment, local businesses to supply food, and equipment.
Located 20 to 30km out of town, like the current NT one is, what is there not to like.
If the Feds are paying, the technology will be pretty good. Go for it.

Gallery: national reference group appointed
Evelyn, sorry I have no idea what it may be, but this link might give an indication of what members of statutory bodies are paid.

Gallery: national reference group appointed
Agree Russell, much like the recent Royal Commission where a predetermined outcome was presided over by a person who knew the ending before it began, who was unable to find the evidence until it was presented to the public after the enquiry had concluded.
A well paid job if you can get it. It seems that we, the hoi polloi, pay quite well when we have no choice in the funding.

Gallery: national reference group appointed
Evelyn, you mention the remuneration of a member of the Legislative Assembly.
The appointed people are not MLAs, nor will they be paid that amount.
They would be appointed as a member of a statutory body and paid in line with that role under division 2 of the Act. Let’s not jump to conclusions here.
Although it will be a substantial payment, it is likely to be far less than what an MLA receives.

Ring a bell?
This whole farce reminded me of the little golden book I read as a child, called The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Once the tailor had the Kings ear, he convinced him that only the stupid people would not be able to see the magnificent new cloth.
He was convinced that he was right and lapped up the tailor’s words that it was a beautiful cloth, and the King convinced all his followers and they all agreed, despite knowing better, because he’s the King, and he can’t be wrong.
He never doubted the tailor, because he was told that it was the best, and he believed it, until a child with nothing to lose, pointed out the obvious.
What a shame nobody use that wonderful Territory turn of phrase, “yeah … nah”, which seems more grammatically correct than boundless possible.

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