The uproar should be about the lack of public housing, …

Comment on Uproar over welfare houses by Gammon.

The uproar should be about the lack of public housing, with so many people homeless or living in overcrowded conditions. A three bedroom house is not meant for 20+ people. It doesn’t help with the social problems.

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Gallery swap: Aborigines second in pecking order
The most important thing about the gallery is that more coffees get sold in the Mall. They should bulldoze Flynn Church and Adelaide House and build it there.


Pamela Lofts, 1949 – 2012
Between the red soil and ranges and the blue skies of central Australia is where Pam lived and worked for many years.An inspiration.

Distant pools reflect the sun
Earth and Sky, and the colours run
Butterfly backstroke horizon deep
You’re already in now try to keep
Breathing
The silence loud in the salt

Kangaroo like a motorcar
Someone left in a hurry but never got far
Doors ripped off on the side of the road
Headlight broken bone exposed
And scattered and torn with my heart bursting out of my sleeve

Silhouetted on the side of a mountain
Or dancing semaphore out in the dunes
You cut a good line between the red and the blue

Drawn in sand and written in stone
Flesh and blood, feather and bone
When at last you came to sleep
Body tossed in blue so deep
And delicately placed upon the papery shore

A red stilleto pierces the salt
A flock of budgies mid-flight halt
Left washing hanging in the breeze
Something cooking in the deep freeze
I know you’re dancing with the Coolibah trees

Sillhouted on the side of a mountain
Or dancing semaphore out in the dunes
You cut a good line between the red and the blue

It’s a beautiful day
Lovely clouds today
So blue today
I could cry today.


Federal Budget ‘another big GST blow to the NT’
Except Mr Higgins there is no Federal budget surplus. They are predicting one but I doubt that it’s the first time in 10 years that one has been predicted, seems every election every party makes a commitment to a budget surplus. Get your facts straight. There is no Budget surplus.


Gas, oil royalties: 10% of what?
Frank, it’s not about making money and royalties for the Indigenous mob.
It’s not about making tax dollars for the whole community, it’s about making big bucks for the few multinationals and shareholders and a job post politics or kickbacks for the pollies.
And then leaving a big mess for the community to cleanup.
How many ex-mining sites are properly rehabilitated by those that profited from them?


Government backflip leaves Centre’s youth worst off
Keeping kids on country, close to family, should be a no brainer.
We want these kids to come out with a more positive outlook and a chance to turn their lives around.
Smaller detentions centres are needed. Build one in Alice, sure, but build one also in Katherine, Tennant, Elliott, Yuendumu, Ntaria, Santa Teresa.
Keep kids close to country, kin culture, and make more jobs in the regions.
Poverty is one of the underlying causes of crime and regional jobs is a way to tackle that.


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