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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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?


Rain: Yesss!
Another 12mm yesterday. Over an inch in total. Certainly not drought breaking, but will green things up a bit.
By the way Alex, I think the Indian ocean dipole perhaps has more effect on Central Australia than El Nino, particularly with summer rain.


Rain: Yesss!
Measured 14mm in Chewings St.
Overflowed the gutters and swamped the garden.
Lovely to hear the thunder and rain.
And the petrichor!


Anzac Precinct: govt declines to play ball, confusion reigns
Erwin, at this point one has to ask “cui bono” (who benefits?)
It is hard to imagine that a Government would behave in such a pig-headed, stupid, financially irresponsible way (well, maybe not so hard).
So I have to ask, what don’t we know about their motives for this?
Surely it can’t be the nonsense of “rejuvenating the north end of the mall”.
What else is at play here?


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