Yes Erwin, as I have written elsewhere: “Territorians need more …

Comment on NATS benefit to economy open to question by Charlie Carter.

Yes Erwin, as I have written elsewhere: “Territorians need more than ‘bread and circuses’ from their Government,” but all we got is a couple of circuses, not even some bread.
These taxpayer funded circuses are always justified as bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars without any solid evidence.
I very much doubt anyone came to the Centre to see the light show. Naturally a few that were coming anyway went to see it, but that doesn’t constitute extra dollars.
As for the NATS I don’t think my tax dollars should be spent so that silly people can destroy expensive tyres creating massive stink, noise and pollution.
And I’m not just a basket weaving greenie, I still ride a motorcycle (at 71).
Even with the few hundred (my estimate) who came for the NATS, the main benefit probably went to the big accommodation places, most of which are interstate owned. And now tax payer subsidised.
If the local hoons want to destroy tyres, and silly people want to watch them, I’m sure they can do it locally (organised and off street) without tax payer funding.

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What kind of world is this?
Yes, I can see the similarities now that I look, and perhaps the fictional dream is combining the two somewhat.
Being originally from NSW I always thought of Sturt as being based there, which he was originally, only basing his third expedition from Adelaide.
And he did suffer from scurvy on his final trip.


What kind of world is this?
“From this first story we move to ‘At Failure Creek’, to the perspective of a “land explorer”, recognisable as Captain Charles Sturt: a man in a “weakened and near blind state”, perhaps close to death himself …

… to the dream of the dying man – of a glorious imagined parade down Rundle Mall”

This is blatantly, obviously, StuArt, not Sturt.


Guilty: unanimous jury verdict for Peace Pilgrim
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Henry David Thoreau.


The ex-Pom who nearly missed the boat
Alex, from my very limited understanding of constitutional law, any legislation that attempted to vary the meaning or application of the Constitution would be unconstitutional.
It is my understanding that the only way out is a referendum to change the Constitution.


Gas deal: They can’t blame Giles for this one!
I’m not sure what the problem is here?
Given the present gas supply and price issues, locking in a supply at (presumably) 2009 price would seem to be a smart idea.
Again, given the present “crisis” in supply and price, selling off the surplus at a handsome profit should be child’s play.


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