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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Fewer pokies, help for gambling addicts
Yep. Reduce the number of cars and there will be fewer car crashes too.
We have a habit of trying to solve issues from the effects rather than the causes, and we continue to go round in circles and spend millions in the process.
Gambling is a way of life, good or bad.
It’s been around forever and will be around forever.
For those who haven’t heard of Broard Arrow near Kalgoorlie, it was an out of the way to play two up and not be caught by the law. It’s now a bit of a tourist attraction.
People will find a way and place to gamble even if all the pokies are removed.
Surely education and treatment are the keys!


The millions and the misery
Couldn’t have expressed it better, Jones. If the taxpayers see more than anecdotal results for their hard earned money, they will be more inclined to be positive about their money being spent on organisations like Congress.
Where there is political spin, the taxpayer becomes cynical.
I am still bewildered as to how the hell can they (Congress) can have a $20m underspend?


Cops nab alleged grog runners
It’s not about the amount of money or quantity, it’s about the amount of damage to people’s lives, both primary and secondary that this disgusting conduct results in.
I say throw the book at them and jail time. Forget about a penalty of picking up empties as that may encourage “customers”.


Congress probe: ORIC will only outline process
I think you’ll find that annual financial reports have to be submitted between July 1 and December 31.
Auditing however, is different and typically done for different reasons..


24/7 youth centre: bridge between us and them?
Bridge the gap between the adults, ALL of them. (I include the pollies too but at times they are hardly adults.)
Once that’s done the adults will at least be united in their approach to the youth issues.
Fail to achieve that, everything is doomed for failure. Achieve that and great things can happen.


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