Someone in Grade 6 could have written a better budget …

Comment on Indigenous gallery, museum, CBD ‘revitalisation’ not in Budget by Braedon Earley.

Someone in Grade 6 could have written a better budget than this, what a joke.

Recent Comments by Braedon Earley

Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
@ Alex Nelson: I beg to differ on one of your points Alex, if 1 Territory is elected at the next election we will listen to the people and will not push down their throats social engineering, unwanted projects or fracking. So it does matter which political party is in power. If you want liars and frackers vote for the CLP or the ALP, the choice is quite simple.


The millions and the misery
What is the point of land councils amassing so much wealth? When aboriginal people are still struggling soo much?


Gas reference group will have a hard time
Community, Gas Industry and Business Reference Group. Is nothing but a fluffy front for a Labor Government that didn’t listen to its constituents. Massive fail.


Sheep live export ban – cattle next?
@ Ralph: The footage as shown by Animals Australia didn’t do the industry any favours, but like every industry there are those who take short cuts and don’t care about the consequences of their actions. These rogue traders do need to be removed from the industry.
The review’s findings recommended increased space for sheep by 30%, allowing better ventilation and increased comfort levels.
With reference to hot summer months, I think you will find that the temperature where the sheep come from is actually hotter. No mention of this anywhere? Most if not all sheep to be exported are recently shorn of their wool, as the price of wool is nearly $2,500 a bale (eastern seaboard) and all export vessels have forced air throughout the decks (not reported). Again missing information to suit an agenda.
Again, our politician’s are knee jerking to the sentiments of those enraged with misinformation or lack thereof.
What a shame the same knee jerkers aren’t as worried about our Territory children suffering worse abuse than export sheep at the hands of their drunken parents What would they ban if they were genuinely worried about them?
I digress, but let me leave you with this:The left of the Liberal Party is joining with the Labor Party, led by an MP whose electorate takes in some of the most productive sheep and wheat belts of NSW.
Sheep are a labour intensive activity, with very little reward.
A ban on this industry will see a reduction in sheep numbers across Australia, increased prices for wool and clothing, increased costs of lamb in shops, decrease in population of sheep, decrease in value of sheep properties, decrease in GDP, increase in mortgage debt failure, increased suicide numbers and displacement of more rural men and women.
But, a ban on the live sheep exports is still a good idea for the latte sipping, travel rorting tax payer funded politicians based in shiny towers, because they have no idea about alternatives or impacts.
To top it off a Federal election is looming and every one wants to look like they are doing something, ill informed as it may be.


‘Reduce chaos: police needed at all liquor outlets’
@ Michael Liddle, your sentiments and experiences have been expressed before in the late 80s by a great Lady in Katherine known as Mrs May Govan.
I didn’t understand what she was saying at the time, but I remember what she said. Thankyou for reminding me.
I doesn’t matter who the Government of the day is they are all as gutless as each other when it comes to solutions concerning alcohol abuse. This stems from the fact that their political donors are from the alcohol industry. It doesn’t matter who has the liquor licenses or who the Commissioner of Police is, as they are all controlled by the government of the day.
One solution is to stop the sale of takeaway alcohol all together in Alice Springs and put the onus on liquor license holders to serve alcohol responsibly during normal hours of operation. This obviously comes with its own ramifications.
But there is no drain on police resources to oversee the activities of the sale of alcohol, which is the sole responsibility of the licensee. There is no blame to be associated with police scrutiny on takeaway alcohol. Subject parents would be back at home after the local establishments shut (for which the government could reduce hours as well), so subject recalcitrant children may get fed and put to bed at a reasonable hour.
Sounds to good to be true? It’s achievable, it just needs the NT Labor Party to grow a spine and the Country Liberal Party to start acting as an opposition to make it happen. It needs political will to bring about change, so political parties need to forget taking donations from the alcohol industry.
The sale of alcohol is a licensed activity. The consumption of alcohol is not a birthright, it is an attained right and usually involves reaching a certain age and acting reasonably responsibly whilst consuming it, i.e. not driving etc.
So if you breach these licenses or attained rights, you are breaking the law. So it stands to reason, that the child’s rights need to be considered in all of this as well, particularly when it comes to the sale of alcohol and its consumption. Legislation around the sale of alcohol needs to be changed accordingly to recognise the rights of children.
In many years gone by, a publican would know just about all there was to know about their community, who could afford to drink and who couldn’t, whose family was doing it tough etc. Nowadays its squeeze as much money out of the drinkers as possible and damn the consequences.
If no changes are to be had, then Michael Liddle’s voice and comments will become like that of the Legendary May Govan, a mark in time, that showed a lack of political will by a gutless government.


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