I don’t agree with the fact that the landing fees …

Comment on Hot and dry? Stand by for more, tourism. by Surprised!.

I don’t agree with the fact that the landing fees or airport fees (Other) have any significant effect on tourism.
The same however could not be said for the fuel prices in The Centre.
But, it was the Government who sold off the airports and allowed them to be purchased by publicly listed companies. So, as with any business, they are there to make a profit.
Who is really blame here, the private company or the government for selling off the infrastructure?
It was sold off because the governments could not run it well. Poor maintenance, lack of improvements etc, lead to huge deficits and failing provision of essential services, which we as tax payers had to continue footing the bill.
In my opinion essential infrastructure should never have been sold off. Doing so has hurt many less fortunate people than I, with high electricity bills for starters.

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Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Steve Brown: You raise some excellent points Steve, however you seem to be overlooking one very important fact.
If the government wanted to consult the masses, they should have taken the opinions more seriously.
The fact that they didn’t, is disrespectful to the taxpayer. So, was it just lip service?
I think you’ll find that this may be what has pissed people off.


Fewer pokies, help for gambling addicts
Yep. Reduce the number of cars and there will be fewer car crashes too.
We have a habit of trying to solve issues from the effects rather than the causes, and we continue to go round in circles and spend millions in the process.
Gambling is a way of life, good or bad.
It’s been around forever and will be around forever.
For those who haven’t heard of Broard Arrow near Kalgoorlie, it was an out of the way to play two up and not be caught by the law. It’s now a bit of a tourist attraction.
People will find a way and place to gamble even if all the pokies are removed.
Surely education and treatment are the keys!


The millions and the misery
Couldn’t have expressed it better, Jones. If the taxpayers see more than anecdotal results for their hard earned money, they will be more inclined to be positive about their money being spent on organisations like Congress.
Where there is political spin, the taxpayer becomes cynical.
I am still bewildered as to how the hell can they (Congress) can have a $20m underspend?


Cops nab alleged grog runners
It’s not about the amount of money or quantity, it’s about the amount of damage to people’s lives, both primary and secondary that this disgusting conduct results in.
I say throw the book at them and jail time. Forget about a penalty of picking up empties as that may encourage “customers”.


Congress probe: ORIC will only outline process
I think you’ll find that annual financial reports have to be submitted between July 1 and December 31.
Auditing however, is different and typically done for different reasons..


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