Ms Price’s comment “sometimes we have some absenteeism” is the …

Comment on Night bus service for kids isn’t fixing the problem by Surprised!.

Ms Price’s comment “sometimes we have some absenteeism” is the epitome of a cop out, akin to a pollie’s answer.
We, the taxpayers and ratepayers are paying for a SERVICE.
If the people being paid, cannot for whatever reason deliver that service, there needs to be a stronger discussion about reducing the funding arrangements and look at alternative bodies who can deliver the service.
As for her suggestion about the peddle power, well apart from asking what planet she is from, there is little more to say on that.

[ED – The “absenteeism” comment was made by Ms Price (Skye), the director of the Town Council’s Corporate and Community Services. The pedal power idea came from Cr Price (Jacinta), an elected member of the council.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor.

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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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