What a joke! saving money downsizing … just tell us …

Comment on PM’s Alice office ‘downsizes’ to Supreme Court building by James T Smerk.

What a joke! saving money downsizing … just tell us you want the flashest office with the best view (I’m sure they will be taking the Top floor with range views).
Now it comes the spending on a new office fit out and changing stationary with addresses and a whole lot more. BIG savings there … I’m sure the building will eventually be occupied completely by government agencies at an assumed cost of $2m a year. I don’t know why the Government didn’t just build it itself, after 15 years it would be paid off and they would own the building as an asset.
It’s not like there will come a time when the Supreme Court isn’t required (not in this town, anyway).

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PM’s Alice office ‘downsizes’ to Supreme Court building
Also … I’m sure there are many other Government Departments that could use less space and save money by moving into this building. Was there any research done to decide who would benefit best (save us the most) by moving in there? I highly doubt it, it’s a matter of appearing to be above everyone and high and mighty.


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Maybe I’m a sceptic but this seems like just another misdirection so people think something is going to happen, but any actions will take months and probably not result in any noticeable changes.
Please prove me wrong.


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I fear the concept of the elders having some form or power is an old concept and no longer relevant in the society we live in.
Youths don’t have respect for anyone or anything. Sending them back to family isn’t going to fix the issue but rather give them an easy out of any form of punishment.
If I was a trouble maker I can’t think of any downside to breaking in to house or stealing cars, you get the rush and maybe get away with it most of the time and if you get caught get sent back to community.
Then catch the first ride back into town to do the same again and improve your skills by not making the same mistakes that got you caught before.
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Mark my words, in the coming years there will be trouble (more so).
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Obviously it’s not going to be only one way but I bet it is heavily weighted one way.
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