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This is a great story about wonderful little creatures of flight.
From the Arrente Willy Wagtail living on Central Desert tucker to the Maccas of Swanston Street Melbourne CBD Sparrow who lives on Maccas city quality tucker … especially the ones who fly in off the street and cheekily jump up on to the tables and con me outta my left over chippies (“french fries” – to use vulgar Yank un-Aussie lingo.)
I would love to see the hardy little urban Maccas Spoggies of Swanston Street meet up with their country Arrente cousins … a meeting of birds of a feather cultures, so to speak.
I can send Kieran a pic of my fav Swanston Street Maccas Spoggy for the Bird Life Section for the record if required.

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Since Federation the bureacracy has gradually increased its influence on the Parliament, in a way that our Federation founding legislators never envisaged in their wildest dreams.
The NT experience is no different from the other States and Territories.
The staffers and their extension the departments are like poison ivy, climbing and choking the Parliament.
Prune them back and the good pollies will breathe and blossom, making their own decisions.

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Evelyne, you send a timely message of optimism to Alicians for 2019. It is most welcome, I am sure, to the townspeople as the Deniers v Alarmists heat up in the Great Climate Change Debate. My money is on the Deniers.

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Uh! Oh! Climate Change! Head for the hills!

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@ Evelyne Roullet: Let’s face it. Bob Collins had a significant self interest in making that comment as a pollie representing the NT.
Was Bob and his fellow pollies’ failure to see things going downhill, even all those years ago, perhaps part of the long-entrenched problem that led to the sorry state of affairs now?

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@Bob Beadman. That is a comment worth thought. But that was a long time ago – in a different world. Agree with you that Canberra is La La Land. However, the local pollies have had plenty of opportinities, only to blow it big time. In today’s environment, Territory administration surely can be effectively controlled by locals delivering vital services to give Territorians a good quality of life, do you think?

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