For those who think it’s a great thing to have …

Comment on Bottle shop cops ‘security guards, paid for by the taxpayer’ by David.

For those who think it’s a great thing to have bottle shop cops, then perhaps in recruiting adverts for the NT police it should state: “Join the NT Police Force – Become a Bottle Shop Cop.”
I am sure people aspire to more than being bottle shop cops when they apply to join the NT Police Force although it makes some people feel comfortable to keep police employed that way.
It does not prevent alcohol associated crimes nor the rivers of grog flowing (Children are Sacred Report) as far as I can observe.
Alcohol is at the crux of most violent crimes that results in serious injury or death. I agree with Paul McCue, police are needed to be out there to be dealing with such issues, the way they are trained to do.
But the parliamentarians know what side their bread is buttered, so when influential people talk loudly in their shell like, they simply weaken at the knees.

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End of search for Monika Billen
Authorities hold no value in trackers anymore, instead apply urban techniques and methodology whether in a search or investigating bush crime scenes.
At one time trackers were attached to every police post in the NT and played a key role in police work whether a search or crime scene.

GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
May be some commentators need to ask contractors how they have or will be affected by cuts to spending on bush communities.
That’s where many have made their dollars and for most, just on travel costs alone.

Vowles, McConnell and Collins dumped from Caucus
Spot on, Alex Nelson. It annoys me as a generational Territorian that highly paid and non-elected advisors and bureaucrats on huge salaries, but no accountability to Territory people, call the shots over people we Territorians elected.
What do we do about it? Perhaps an intervention by the Commonwealth is needed and soon.

Vowles, McConnell and Collins dumped from Caucus
The Chief Minister’s Department runs the Territory government, not the Chief Minister or his Cabinet.
The Chief Ministers Department operates like the secret service.
And this nonsense of identifying a list of the “most powerful” in the NT only helps to boost their self inflated ego.

Treasurers meet on NT fiscal crisis: No offers from Canberra
@ Liberal, 21 December, 2018: Easy to point the finger at one sector of the Territory, as usual.
At the lot that are subject to Basics Cards, unemployment and all sorts of measures foisted on Aboriginal people by government, to then be dumped on the scrap heap of society, after the many failed social experiments, the last being the “Intervention”.
The Intervention turned Aboriginal affairs backwards at least 50 years, leaving Aboriginal people voiceless and with no control to “contribute” according to you, Liberal.

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