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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Former gallery advisor scathing about its planners
I have a query that Mr Lynch may be able to help with.
“Locations” in the report has 3 headings:
• Recommended (Desert Park).
• NTG preferred (Anzac, 3 versions).
• Sites not recommended (incl Desert Knowledge).
Does “not recommended” mean by the panel or by the NTG, or both?
It seems to me that many of the arguments for the DP could also apply to DK.


Now $90m earmarked for Aboriginal gallery
“Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1973.”
So said Tom Lehrer, the most brilliant song satirist ever recorded.
For the young and deprived you can check him out on YouTube.
Happy 90th birthday Tom.
The Gunner gunna Government Gallery has now become two thought bubbles.
To paraphrase the Onion Eater: Satire (in the NT) is dead, cremated, pulverised and buried.


Gallery reference group co-chairpersons announced
Fine words.
“Indigenous governance and agency at the core” and “built according to Indigenous cultural principles” comprehensively rules out the Anzac precinct if they are taken at face value.
And “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be at the forefront of this project, guiding, advising and facilitating this history changing moment”.
Do you understand these fine words Moss and Gunner?
Or are we in for more cognitive dissonance from a Government with its hands firmly over its ears.


Is Adam Giles making a bid for top land council job?
Hal, David Ross started working at CLC in 1979.
He has been Director/CEO for 20 years.
I am not sure of his exact age, but it would seem that he is due for retirement.
Giles’ leadership and management abilities are on record for all to see with his brilliant success as Chief Minister of the NT.


Government-made dust bowl: What comes next
Mr Stubbin is no doubt from Darwin.
Perhaps no one has told him that we do not have a “rainy season” in the Centre?


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