In the kickoff to NAIDOC week one could be forgiven …

Comment on Advice on ‘insane’ air fares from blackfeller Bob Katter by John Bell.

In the kickoff to NAIDOC week one could be forgiven for expecting QandA to come up with Aboriginal and TI issues of substance. Unfortunately, the usual eye-glazing banal twitterations of the Luvvies of the Left.
And then out of nowhere Jacinta and the Intervention.
Down here in Mexico, the voices of those wonderfully brave women who have stood up to domestic violence and who have been calling for communities to take responsibility have been drowned out by trendier city-based activist issues of the moment.
I take my hat off to the Price family ladies who with the femmes of other Central Australian families who are courageous, independent and objective voices of reason in the emotive media when given half a chance.

Recent Comments by John Bell

Fiscal emergency: Get rid of Ministers, says Opposition
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.


Alice has hottest day on record
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.


Alice has hottest day on record
Uh! Oh! Climate Change! Head for the hills!


Suddenly everyone is talking about 1Territory
@ 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?


Suddenly everyone is talking about 1Territory
@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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