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Funding to unlock business and industry development and make the CBD a safe and vibrant place?
We can do a lot with no funding.
A vibrant place means no empty shops. It means activity and people in the mall.
If shops remain closed because rents are too high the Mall will never be vibrant.
The council should levy rates on the properties in the Mall dependent on their use or lack thereof.
If a shop is empty charge higher rates.
Make it better for the landowner to rent their property at a lower rate than leave it empty.
The shops will open and more people will come to the Mall.

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Martin Luther King III ‘disheartened’ by what he saw in Alice
Unfortunately there is very little respect for elders, full stop. Arrernte elders and leaders put a full page ad in the paper inviting people to this re conciliation event, saw no councillors or pollies there. Catherine Satour sent an apology, though.


Problem kids: The whole town must help
Hmmmmm, I think Steve’s idea could be useful depending on how it is implemented.
One thing I think is important is that the staffing should be heavily weighted with people from the demographic for whom it is intended to affect.
Poverty is one of the drivers of antisocial behaviour, more jobs for privileged whitefellas will not address that issue.


‘Government’s secret decision making’
So Mr Gunner is telling us there is no reason to vote for many of the Labor pollies as they won’t be allowed to represent us in important decision making in Parliament. What do we pay them for if they aren’t allowed to represent us?


Where has Cr Melky been all these years?
Cutting welfare may not be so successful as you imagine Mark.
Quite a few people I know have chosen to not take welfare, and hope for help from their families.
It may lead to futher problems, definitely more poverty and all the issues that that brings.


Nine-year-old girl playing in park assaulted
Bring back customary law? The drunken Aboriginal? The offenders are of Aboriginal appearance according to police.
That means they may be Aboriginal or part Aboriginal part European.
Probably the latter, perhaps descended from those nobel white pioneers who fathered many children often with women barely out of childhood, but abandoned most of their children.
Makes sense. Where else would this evil behaviour come from?


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