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Comment on National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table by Hal Duell.

The biggest error of the Gunner / Ryan approach to this project was to conflate a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Gallery with selling tourist trinkets to the punters on Todd Mall.
Big mistake. Now Gunner is looking foolish, Ryan is a lame-duck mayor and the gallery will likely go to South Australia.
The only obvious winner in this schmozzle is the Centralian Advocate who managed to sell several full page advertisements spruiking the Anzac site at, I think, $4,000 a pop.
An avoidable own-goal if ever there was one.

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National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table
I came away from last night’s meeting impressed with the depth of comments on this issue. Of particular note were Cr. Satour’s comments about priorities for Alice, questioning why an art gallery was taking precedence over social ills such as domestic violence and disaffected youth, and Cr Banks’ grasp of the larger legal issues involved.
I hope both councillors get a chance to serve as Deputy Mayor during the term of this Council so we and they can see how they might fit into a larger role.


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Five million sounds cheap. Can anyone tell me how much it would cost if I wanted to buy the Melanka site as it is?
And an aside to Janet Brown: If Gunner was really serious about using the old high school site, why is the school still standing?
Gunner has been running a scam since day one. I hope the ALP dumps him sooner rather than later.


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Unless there is a huge change of mind in council, Anzac Oval will not be sold to the NT government.
Unless there is a correspondingly huge change of mind by the recently formed group of traditional owners, the choice of Anzac Oval for any part of the proposed art gallery will not gain their approval.
So in the face of united opposition, Gunner is now saying the proposed gallery may not go ahead. But then he didn’t have the money to build it anyway, so what gives.
I suspect he is circling the wagons up in Darwin.
Gunner is on thin ice. His brand has become toxic.
I wonder, actually I seriously doubt, if he is still Chief Minister this time next year.


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Wow! Deep thanks to Erwin’s paper for publishing all this.
The incompetence of successive NT governments is laid out for all to see, but so what? They are hardly alone. Look at the US. Look at Europe. Hell, look at the Globalist World in its incompetent entirety.
Thirty years ago when the USSR’s communist model fell apart, I read an opinion piece somewhere which suggested that if the noise from that collapse (communism) was loud, even louder will be the noise when the other shoe (capitalism) drops.
This goes to the crux of why I appreciate The Donald. His is the most honest face America could be presenting to the world at this point in time. So look at it closely, and marvel at how we got here.
And then fasten your seat belt.


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