They want to be cut off from us, feel safe …

Comment on Huge fence around Parliament is OK: Scullion by Evelyne Roullet.

They want to be cut off from us, feel safe but do not care for us, so we should cut them off next elections.
Parliament House is the heart of Australian parliamentary democracy, and one of the most open parliamentary buildings in the world.
Parliament House was designed to encourage public access and involvement. It was designed to be both a functional building and a major national symbol. It is “the people’s house”.
Nick O’Brien, a former British counter-terrorism policeman now at Charles Sturt University, said fencing off the slopes around Parliament seemed to be “more about stopping civil protests than terrorism”.
He is a graduate of the international Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT) program and is currently a member of the LinCT Training Committee.
John Coyne, a former federal policeman now with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, said fencing off the slopes was “a bit strange”.
Dr Coyne is the head of the Border Security Program at ASPI.
ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defence leaders..
While stressing the Australian Federal Police and ASIO may have identified specific intelligence that warranted fences, he said it was “very difficult to see a clear cause and effect”.
The people have the right to know [1] what the treads are; [2] what other methods for achieving security outcomes had been comprehensively canvassed.

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NT Govt persists with push for Anzac Oval ownership
@ Ms Moss: “The only thing we are clear on is that Alice Springs residents support the National Aboriginal Art Gallery being built in Alice”, but we will prefer a cultural center, in collaboration with the Aborigines, because art is part of culture. This Center seems to have been forgotten.
You have made it clear that Anzac Precinct is your preferred site, and we have made it clear that we do like this site. You always said “preferred” which implies there are other choices.
You wish to continue to engage with council about how to transition the site to one owner, being the Northern Territory Government.
What cannot you understand, that the Anzac Oval is not the property of the council, but of the taxpayers and they do not want to give the oval to a bully government who cannot be trusted as many of us wonder what is the hidden agenda behind this charade.
You have only twi years left in government.
Do you really want us to believe the project will be done in time? You have no site, no design nothing to put in!
It will take more than two years to achieve your goal if it really is your goal.


Street life celebrated in street art
Chiara, the children love this rabbit, every week when we go to town, they climb on the stand, say hello and give him a carrot.


Street art: life cycle of the Yeperenye in giant mural
We obviously do not need an Aboriginal art gallery.
Aborigines lived outdoors and street art is the best to show it.
All those horrible metal fences should be used for displaying Aboriginal culture.
This would attract: Alice – the only Aussie town with no metal fence or blank walls.
Tour buses stop to allow tourists to take photos of the Coles mural depicting the history of Alice Springs; in the same way they could tour the town.


Four charter flights from Japan to Alice Springs
Yes, Trevor, I remember the talks to have an international airport in the Center where all domestic airlines would have departed (makes sense).
But money talked, all cities wanted revenues from international flights and now they complain about congestion and noise.
Money before common sense = problems.


It’s the economy, stupid (NT style)
It sounds very good, but words and policies do not give warranty, we have seen it with all of them.
How will 1 Territory keeps its promises? Like Gunner?


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