@ True But: That’s exactly the attitude that is contributing …

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@ True But: That’s exactly the attitude that is contributing to the problem.
So why don’t you work out a formula for a one off payment?
Getting handouts based on conscience is very destructive for to the payer and payee.
If you are referring to land as assets then it should be simple to calculate a REALISTIC rental payment. Then we stop paying royalties and we could save hundreds of millions.
Your one liner, clearly shows you are happy to contribute and exacerbate the problem rather than working out an equitable solution.
I note none has been able to answer all of my questions.
May I suggest you become a politician!

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First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
So how long should we keep paying? Common criminals get out of prison after serving their time, so are you also suggesting that we keep punishing them for the same crimes?
I agree there were atrocities committed but as I have said, failure to move on will only fuel the issue.
Whilst you express your sentiments perhaps attempt to offer a solution!
Please bear in mind that in order to continue to empower Indigenous people we need to move forward from our emotions and act with respect, acceptance and understanding.
Can someone explain why job advertisements can say “Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders are encouraged to apply” without there being a little racist slur or why there are schools where whites can’t go?
I mentioned earlier it has to work both ways.
Let’s do that and prosper or keep wallowing in the past and see the further degradation of our wonderful country.

First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
It is apparent and recognised that the many first people around the world were treated shockingly. We, in Australia need to be united as a nation of people where EVERYONE is treated equally.
I am unsure of the wording in the constitution but I hope it says something like all people and does not exclude anybody.
Whilst there is (unfortunately) some inequality in the dealings with some Aboriginal people, there seems that from a percentage ratio there is much more money provided to them.
I am all for equality, but equality has to work both ways, over all aspects.
In my opinion it serves no purpose to keep bringing up the past and in many instances it seems this is being used as a political tool. Doing this only generates resentment at possibly hatred and certainly racism.
We need to get on with life and work to build a strong and prosperous nation.
The moment the word “together” is used, it infers a divide. “Together” should be replaced with the word “All”.

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I agree Evelyne, 100%.
To Local bloke, in reality a person should be able to purchase what ever is legal.
Grog shop accountability should cease at the responsible sale of alcohol, so no serving drunks.
Do you intend to make smoke shops accountable for smoking related diseases too?
This is a government policy issue, that has somehow been turned around into blaming the retailers and the innocents of the population.

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Whilst I agree with the sentiment, it’s not actually a grog shops issue. The fact that the product they sell is being grossly abused and is causing pain, is due to non-existent or weak government policy.
Blaming the grog shops, would be similar to blaming the supermarket smoke shops, for people who die from smoking relate diseases.
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They continually fail to see what the real long term effects are and because they are not going to be accountable, they don’t really give a rats arse about the longevity of Alice Springs and surrounds.
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Whilst I agree with you Suzanne, how the hell do these people get voted in?
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Unsure what the inference is here, but the fact that the Minister for Police happens to be the Chief Minister and coupled with the fact that public information deliberately being withheld, is a mere coincidence.
Isn’t withholding information that relates to a crime, against the law?

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@ 1 Paul Parker: Agree totally Paul. Will add though, that if pollies were held accountable for the decisions they make whilst in office and afterwards, perhaps they may think a little harder!
This knee jerk reaction (reactive behaviour) needs to cease immediately.
We are all held accountable for the errors me made, so why aren’t the pollies?

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