Has anyone asked Canberra where it plans to spend the …

Comment on ‘Bully method’ to swing Town Council vote on gallery by Hal Duell.

Has anyone asked Canberra where it plans to spend the money needed to fund this project?
It’s worth considering that the new SA government did just win office, after some 16 years in the wilderness, by including a proposal to build the gallery on the site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital.
And that new government is Liberal, same as the Feds. Will Turnbull really deny his new ally when from all reports he needs all the allies he can get?
Please don’t be bullied, councillors.
If this project falls through it will be entirely down to Darwin’s mismanagement.
Had Darwin accepted the advice of its own steering committee and agreed to the gallery being built out at the Desert Park, we would be presenting a unified voice.
Instead local politics from both Darwin and Alice have made a mess of things.
Why, I don’t know, but I suspect our Mayor’s fingers have not been idle.

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Megafauna museum: Locals outnumber tourists
Erwin, a minor point, but when these large birds were first discovered a few years ago, they were referred to in the local press as the Ducks of Doom. Much better than Big Bird.

Budget repair: Check out the cost of this load of rubbish
Thanks for the story, Erwin.
You’ve detailed a journey into the bureaucratic maze of “it’s not mine / I didn’t do it”.
Talk about kicking a can down the road!
I also like your suggestion that the NT government sack half its public servants and compel the remainder to do their jobs.
That’s another can ready to be kicked down the road.

Massive horse deaths now a risk to humans
Are you saying, Eugene’s mate, that the dead animals should be left as a community health hazard while CLC asks for someone’s permission to heap them up for burning or for burial?
Or perhaps that’s not CLC’s job or problem, but then it never is, is it?

Massive horse deaths now a risk to humans
In a drought, especially if twinned with poor land management, stock will die. That’s one thing.
Then there’s the dead carcasses to dispose of. That’s the next thing.
Heap them up to burn or bury. That’s a no-brainer.
The CLC is acting like a rabbit caught in the headlights.

All views about gallery location will be considered: Lauren Moss
From time to time political commentary throws up a new and apt phrase. The one I’m thinking of is “nothing burger”.
This whole art gallery shemozzle is looking more and more like a nothing burger.

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