• 39% does not make a majority. • The building is …

Comment on Gallery poll: less than 40% wanted Anzac Oval by Evelyne Roullet.

• 39% does not make a majority.
• The building is more than just an old high school to a lot of old residents including me! Community college, technical college …
• Tourism? I have been tour guide / sole operator for language and I have good knowledge of what the real tourists want. I said real, because you have tourists who do not know why they are here, and the ones who have specific wants.
• “We understand Anzac Oval is highly valued as community green space. This will be respected in the planning and design process for the gallery. The community, including traditional owners, will be consulted through this process.”
• Green will be respected? Please explain.
• In the planning and design process? Hello!!! No design yet!!!
• How can you consult without a design and projection???
This project looks more and more like a scenario of “Yes, Minister”.
Bernard: But surely the citizens of a democracy have a right to know.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: No. They have a right to be ignorant. Knowledge only means complicity in guilt; ignorance has a certain dignity.

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Gallery poll: less than 40% wanted Anzac Oval
Gunner should ask the residents as the oval belongs to the ratepayers and not to the Mayor.
After six months of hard work, the committee handed its report to government in mid-November.
The committee believe that the Desert Park is the best location to achieve the project’s vision.
More than any other site considered, it would allow an expression of “connectedness to country,” says Mr Watkins – fundamental for an Indigenous cultural project.
“It’s somewhere where you can understand the grandeur, the majesty of the country, where the museum would have room to breathe,” says Ms Perkins.
Why have a committee if you do not listen to the founding? Is it not throwing money in the wind?


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Horses perish near Santa Teresa
We cry, we fill for all those adult humans who succumbed under the heat and the lack of water, but by there own fault because they should have known better.
But the horrible slow death of those animals is a real tragedy.
Those noble beasts trusted the human who are supposed to love them and care for them, it is called HUSBANDRY, farming animals, done carefully and well.
No coroner to give a verdict? No relatives to complain? No-one to blame? No memorial? No, only the concern of pollution in the creek.
Our value system and standards of ethos and morality should also include how we live with and treat animals.
As Mahatma Gandhi would say: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”


Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory
Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory? But nothing to stop individuals to change their mind once outside.
Maybe it should be written that “unless you have a death wish and do not realise you will have to pay for your rescue please follow the following guidelines …”
I will always remember this French tourist who asked me if we were a police state, because the Glen Helen resort asked her to be in by 21 pm the night of her booking.
I explained that it is for safety reasons not a police control.
We have to asked: Are we dealing with children or with responsible adults?
The poor girl in King Canyon, was English and educated however she decided to ignore the English warning signs: “Stay two metres away from the edge.”
I know that heartbroken relatives do not want to hear the truth her foolishness causing heartaches, money, but no-one blamed her. I did and still do.
No advice, no signage, will cure foolishness and selfishness.
As a tour guide, I could write a book about the stupid things done by people on holidays.


Tourist perished: Has Coroner’s recommendation been followed?
Any death by accident is tragic, however when it comes to hiking and trekking, there are guidelines which are to be followed in any country by any hiker pro or beginner and anyone with common sense.
• Do not go solo unless your are 200% sure that you will come back.
• Study the country, the terrain, the dangers and read travelers’ blogs.
• Make certain you have everything necessary (water, food, first aid, alarm).
• Tell someone what you intend to do and when you except to be back.
The most important is this: Keep in mind that while you are free to explore, to be independent.
To enjoy your holidays or free time your lack of planning could affect those who will have to come to your rescue if you fail to plan your trip carefully.


Air race re-enactment government’s latest financial folly
Gunner is the reincarnation of Nero, “fiddling while Rome is burning”.
Gunner is becoming decadent and unpopular like Nero. Gunner is an ineffectual leader in a time of crisis.
Fiddling, after all, can also mean that a person is expending energy or and money on something useless or misguided.
Gunner = Nero.


When good news breeds more
Excellent, this is the proof that with good will and common sense, negative can be turn into positive and that any problems (even alcohol) facing Indigenous Australians can be conquered without the help of negative bureaucrats.


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