I have several times suggested that we need pollies with …

Comment on War on booze abuse in jungle of jargon and acronyms by Surprised!.

I have several times suggested that we need pollies with guts. Stupidly, I neglected to add BRAINS!
Yet another moronic decision by the Government. What will it cost to transport these people to BRADAAG, let alone the impact on any family support for the clients and other logistical issues.
The Directors at CAAAPU let (forced?) a great CEO to go, instead of upholding their OBLIGATION to set the Strategic Direction for the organisation.
The question is why would anyone put so much passion into getting an organisation back on track out of special administration and build it up, only to leave about 12 months later. It doesn’t make sense!
If the directors, current and former, should be ashamed of themselves and if they have a conscience, they will sleep very poorly for a long time for allowing this to happen. 24 People out of a job due to Director mismanagement!
Why aren’t the directors and in particular the chair Michael Liddle, held accountable?
Furthermore, didn’t the Federal government use “jobs, jobs, jobs” in some campaign?
Oh yeah I forgot, the Territory government has a different agenda.

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War on booze abuse in jungle of jargon and acronyms
Graham, the Alice Springs News knows my identity. They have a stringent policy to protect their sources. This is probably in place because some may take offense, if they knew the identity of authors, but they do need to verify the people who contribute to the paper.
Anyway from your comment, I am assuming that you agree that pollies are not required to have BRAINS, as you didn’t comment on it!
Furthermore, I am not paid by the taxpayers as the pollies are. I am not is a position where I am directly or indirectly in control of millions of TAXPAYER dollars.
I am however, fully accountable to the people who pay me and also to those I represent, whether or not I receive remuneration.
Pollies should also be held accountable for past and present decisions and in this case, so should the directors and former directors of CAAAPU.
Let’s all stop being emotional and add some real content for discussion, albeit robust at times.
One liners are usually not particularly helpful or informative.


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Warrant for police search of construction firm office
Surprised! Yep yet again, but this time at a lot of the readers. (Are you pollies in disguise?)
I don’t see the paper making any accusations or innuendo here, merely reporting that the “Police SAY they have a warrant to search the premises of MPH Constructions”.
So, shall we bury our heads in the sand? Do you want the news or not?
The fact that a lot of the responses here are emotionally based, seems a little odd to me. Is there more to this story perhaps?
To those who passed comments about the article being “incredibly irresponsible”, I suggest you spend your time watching Goggle Box or the Batchelorette to stay informed and stay away from reading this (IMHO) unbiased newspaper.


From Standley Chasm take the staircase to heaven
Well, I have been out there a few times.
I spoke to Ray about some of many improvements he has made as I thought he had done a fantastic job.
Ray introduced me to some of the Aboriginal workers and there were quite a few milling around doing various jobs.
Keep up the great work Ray.


Cops at bottle shops must stay: Lambley
Whilst the TBLs may be effective, using valuable police resources to do this is not.
Perhaps the Government should consider outsourcing this task to someone else.


Town camp attackers should face full force of law
Yet again, the gutless pollies along with the do-gooders will prevent any real penalties for those who commit violence against others.
You can talk all you like, but it will only be listened to if you removed any “substances” and if the person is willing to listen.
So, until that time, we will have to implement real penalties for those who commit violent acts, especially when it come to violence against police.
To the pollies and Do-gooders, SERIOUSLY try to imagine giving your loved ones a kiss goodbye before they go to work for the day, not knowing if the next time you see them, may be when you have to go to hospital or worse, the cemetery.
It’s a sad state of affairs, but this is what the police in this town put up with!
And no, I’m not interested that it happens everywhere, I am only interested that it happens in our town at the moment.
Perhaps Gunner, is Gunna do something when he gets A Round Tuit.


Police injured: Three incidents in one week
Beverley, you have clearly had a traumatic incident.
My point though, is that the police need to ALWAYS be respected and supported in their jobs.
They should not be above the law. If they break the law, they too should be held accountable.
But, most police are professional and their job is to deliver the messages (rules) of the governments that we vote for. So, it’s unfair to attack the messengers.
If we continue to encourage these attacks on the police as the government is now doing, we will end up in an ugly anarchical society with the ironic twist of hoping the police will help us.


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