Perhaps a major contributing cost to the deplorable condition of …

Comment on NT road sealing costs threat to Outback Way? by Paul Parker.

Perhaps a major contributing cost to the deplorable condition of the existing road between Yulara and the border is that it is NOT part of the public highway.
The Commonwealth’s land rights act needs be amended to enable the NT Government reclaim land required for public roads, the same as other states, with just compensation determined and paid.
It is financial and political irresponsibility for NTG to pay for construction of privately owned roads and housing.
The failure of the Commonwealth to enable such resumptions contributes significantly to deplorable conditions.
These wealthy private corporate landlords need spend their own money, not milk public funds.
The failure to eliminate such a rort contributes to the Commonwealth’s reputation as a government committed to promoting racism and inequality.

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Independents now ineffective?
To suggest a potential candidate is “no longer allowable to run as a party associated independent” appears breach principles of democracy in elections.
Such restricting claims upon candidates and elected representatives need be resolved by the High Court.
Candidates stand as natural persons, chosen by voters where they stand for election.
Why each candidate obtains voter preferences is a matter for each voter to decide.
Individual candidates when elected retain right to change their mind, their political affiliations, whenever they wish.
Elected members are judged by their voters at each election, not by others they may or may not be associate with.


If you can climb Mt Everest and in Yosemite, why not Uluru?
The ‘ABC’ acronym apparently stands for Apartheid Building Corporation, reflecting its long term support and promotion of racial separatism with inequality of opportunity.
Most understand is hard to eat your cake and keep it.
Not hearing of plans to close California’s Yosemite National Park, at least 10 deaths this year, two last Wednesday from a popular lookout being investigated.


Snooping bureaucrats, clinics for Aborigines only
The Commonwealth continues its support, promotion and practice of apartheid, exercising racial discrimination upon Australians.
The Commonwealth claims its racial segregation of my family is to help us.


Alcohol floor price may breach Australian Constitution
Re: Strikey, posted October 13, 2018 at 11:36 pm.
“When you have a 40,000 year old culture of sharing everything, then it perfectly acceptable for 10 mates to chip in fifty bucks each to buy a bottle of rum!”
Culture is not fixed.
Culture is about acceptable behavior, sharing is part of every culture.
Each culture applies measures which reflect their environment, each adapts to suit their environment, their physical and social survival.
Culture is slow to change, yet each culture experiences ongoing change, ongoing adaptation.
Failing to recognize, to understand, limitations and changes within each cultural group demonstrates ignorance or disrespect.
Every generation re-writes what is culturally acceptable to them.


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I congratulate the councillors for their demonstrated commitment to principles, to what is best for their community, and with support from the community.
With inadequate public information, such rejection is the best decision for government.
Good government for good decisions requires full, open, lengthy and public discussions of issues long before decisions to be made.
For far too long various NT governments have regularly demonstrated their lack of this ability.
Voters in the NT need ensure each MLA understands clearly they are elected, or rejected, by their electorate, not their party.


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