Ironic that tourists and their dollars travel the Stuart Highway …

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Ironic that tourists and their dollars travel the Stuart Highway predominently to experience the Northern Territory’s Aboriginal culture.

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Cut mining royalties to land councils: elder
Hey Philistine, can you explain to me how Central Petroleum is “spending someone else’s money” namely yours and Peter’s, in buying Land Cruisers?
Are you sure “Government money keeps coming in” for Central Petroleum to buy Land Cruisers? You might want to check your facts before your next rant.
Maybe you’d prefer Central Petroleum to buy Land Cruisers interstate and not locally.


Pine Gap and the Nobel prize the Oz government ignores
As former President Obama said, he’s not against war, he’s just against dumb wars. Australia has been involved in too many dumb wars.


Public gives angry thumbs down to closure of police counter
Every time a treasurer hands down a State or Territory or Federal budget, funding for NGOs, Aboriginal organisations and government departments is slashed.
The only funding that isn’t cut and is often increased, is funding for police services.
I’ve seen police patrolling on camels, horses, motorbikes, mountain bikes, segways, every toy they can get their hands on.
I’m predicting mini hot air balloons and unicycles are next.
If closing the police station is a financial issue, they should just ask the government for the money because they’ll get it.


Boardwalk now a permanent blight on the landscape
Not only looks totally alien, out of place and costs a small fortune, but takes all the fun out of mountain biking.


Council cops out on frack-free zone
Fracking has been around since the late 40s and gas has flowed from Mereenie and Palm Valley since the early 80s.
In the years since the early 80s, I don’t recall a time our water tasted funny.
The argument against fracking always seems to be what “could” happen. No one should dictate to the Western Arrernte traditional owners, or any traditional owners, what they can and can’t do on their country.
If they want gas exploration or not, it’s their say. They shouldn’t have to fight for land rights and native title from the government, just to have environmentalists lock it up again.
Many Aboriginal people welcome economic development. Aboriginal stockmen were the backbone of the cattle industry. Gas exploration can provide employment and royalties. Much of those mob can’t afford a quaint wooden house in the leafy streets of Eastside with a Suburu Forrester in the drive-way.


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