Extreme airfares hurt population and business growth in Alice Springs. …

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Extreme airfares hurt population and business growth in Alice Springs.
Bob Katter said guaranteed 72% uplift provides healthy airline profits.
The NT Government, Tourism NT and taxpayers must rebel against price gouging.
Airline CEOs get multimillion dollar EOFY bonuses.
Dave Batic, Alice Springs airport manager, asked at QandA: “What incentives can government offer to attract people from increasingly unaffordable cities to regional communities such as Alice Springs?”
Realistic airfares = growth – or watch Alice Springs die.

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Go north, young man
NT must think globally and act now or China will sort law, land, water and solar issues overnight and create massive growth.

Discussions are nice but actions are needed
You can’t breathe in Beijing or Mumbai – Oz is no problem.

Step closer for rare earth mine employing up to 370
Chinese would build a flood mitigation dam with water pipes to the mine site by March 19 – if invited. Qantas would then re-consider Alice Springs as the number two pilot training site.

More government handouts for alcohol traders
Benefits cards for food and medicine only, no cash, as used in other centres, massively reduce alcohol consumption.

How much of our relationship with Aborigines is hypocrisy?
Dependency on government handouts is rife in Australia. It destroys the will to work.
Crime stats show many more Indigenous people incarcerated. 65,000 years is long enough to integrate socially – and earn respect.
European settlers history has shown many wars and so on, but they have moved on in historical terms.

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