$12m for bottle shop watchers! It is not a taxpayer’s …

Comment on Government alcohol policies a giant hangover by Gavin Carpenter.

$12m for bottle shop watchers! It is not a taxpayer’s responsibility. Send the wages account to the bottle shops at the end of every month. If not paid the place is shut down.
Why only Tennant for new grog rules? Is there not a problem in the rest of the Territory?
Over the years Tennant has been a favourite to be hammered with various grog rules, none of which have worked.
How about all of you pollies show some of the necessaries, get out of the pockets of the grog industry and make some hard decisions, rules and laws that are made in the interests of Territorians and for the Territory as a whole.
In true Territorian speak, show some balls!

Recent Comments by Gavin Carpenter

Gallery business case far from ‘well underway’
I would not like to have any building, museum, hall, cultural centre, call it what you may based on the Nyinkka Nyunyu exercise in Tennant Creek.
It is a great building, don’t get me wrong BUT the cost was humongous for what is there.
It is closed more often than open because of staffing problems and the way is/was supposed to be operate, I could go on.
Is this just another case of the tail (public service) wagging the dog (politicians) again to justify jobs?
I made this comment to a pollie some years ago and the answer was “yes we know but do not know how to change it”.
I was speechless for some considerable time.

Tennant Hotel cops 48 hour licence suspension
How about a few suspensions in Darwin? Try Mitchell Street in the early hours of most mornings as a start.
Oh, I forgot, that is too hard and not politically acceptable, it has been over the years, Tennant has been the whipping boy all along. Come on Kershaw, show some intestinal fortitude.

National Aboriginal art gallery: The horse and the cart
Forget the whole issue, the credit card cannot handle it.
If “someone” could come up with some definitive figures and cost analysis of the benefits supposedly to be made I could perhaps change my mind.
It will be a noose around the taxpayer’s neck forever, long after these people pushing for it are dead and buried.
Grandkids and great grandkids will wish their forefathers had a little more forethought.

‘Anzac Oval not for sale’: govt under pressure on gallery plans
Let’s forget the whole issue! The way this “govmint” is spending money my great, great grand kids will still be trying to pay off this debt.
The day must come when the credit card is full. In any event a couple of local students with design ideas would have come up with a better proposal.
Some clown with a pen and coloured pencil pack has spent five minutes of their day drawing a few lines on paper in an attempt to appease locals. A sad failure at that.

A further step for Alice to become a mountain bike Mecca
Having coffee in Launceston recently when a group of riders pulled in. Got talking as one does and several had been to Alice and ridden some of our tracks.
They could not speak highly enough of the time they were here, the rides and what a great spot it is.
BUT, then came the hit and comment from them was: “Don’t think we will be back as it was too expensive.”

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