@ Alex: Well said. It is a pity we …

Comment on Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs by Fred the Philistine.

@ Alex: Well said. It is a pity we do not have someone like you in council, someone with common sense.

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Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs
@ Concerned Citizen: I would have to agree with you. The Alice Springs council is a bit of a circus.
I am still amazed on how it costs $70K each year to put up the town Xmas tree, when they could get the service groups, such as the Lions Club, Rotary Club etc to do it free of charge!


Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs
Even Broken Hill is a far better town than Alice Springs, cleaner, Indigenous issues handled far better. Broken Hill at least has industry. Even with the hard times in mining, it recovered. Alice Springs is a very dirty town compared to Broken Hill.


Local government: A lot of action beyond the 3Rs
Alice Springs councilors need to go and visit some successful councils to understand and know what to do for their town such as Pt Augusta, Coober Pedy, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier.
Mt Gambier is a thriving town with population of 24,500 people.
It is the council of each town which stimulates the town’s progression and future. Housing is also cheaper.


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We need more police. True or false?
False. We do not need any more police just police who are going to work.
Remember the issues in the NT are mostly Indigenous crimes. We need to control the Indigenous. Where are we going to get the funding for extra police when the NT is broke?


Flag on the Hill: When No became Yes
@ Concerned Rate and Tax Payer: Well said! My family have been in the great wars. We do not recognise the Indigenous flag.


Torrent of toxic Facebook posts after Mall melee
If crime has become part of culture in this town as one reader writes, why then are we wasting tax payers’ money in services to the Indigenous, such as police, hospital, ambulances etc.
Let’s reduce the services! Save money. The problem is they are getting TOO much!


Torrent of toxic Facebook posts after Mall melee
@ Hal, you cannot keep blaming the government for this. There is more money spent on the Indigenous people than any other in Australia.
We need to review what the Aboriginal corporations are actually doing for their people and spending their funds appropriately. Not hoarding the funds for their own use.
It’s time the Indigenous people and corporations take some responsibility for their children’s actions. Our police force and the law e.g. judges need to enforce far greater punishment. Puttitng them in a detention centre is a holiday to them.
Alice Springs has the most police per capita, come on what’s the problem?
Do they need more training or are they there just for the money?
This is not a new problem. People are just taking care of their own pockets and do not want to solve the problem or it might mean a loss of jobs.


Diversification tipped to make millions for cattlemen
@ Pseudo: Unfortunately, the more you produce the less money the grower receives.
I have to say, feed lotting cattle in the NT would not be so successful, due to weight loss in trucking the beasts down south to market.
We did have an abattoir in Alice Springs once, but this was not so successful.
Feed lotting cattle in the NT do better if they have adequate shade.


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