@ Evelyne Roullet: Let’s face it. Bob Collins had a …

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@ Evelyne Roullet: Let’s face it. Bob Collins had a significant self interest in making that comment as a pollie representing the NT.
Was Bob and his fellow pollies’ failure to see things going downhill, even all those years ago, perhaps part of the long-entrenched problem that led to the sorry state of affairs now?

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Suddenly everyone is talking about 1Territory
@Bob Beadman. That is a comment worth thought. But that was a long time ago – in a different world. Agree with you that Canberra is La La Land. However, the local pollies have had plenty of opportinities, only to blow it big time. In today’s environment, Territory administration surely can be effectively controlled by locals delivering vital services to give Territorians a good quality of life, do you think?


Suddenly everyone is talking about 1Territory
Independent MPs have their own individual agendas. They are smaller versions of the major parties. It is hardly likely that they would get together to bring fiscal responsibility back as a Territory priority.
Badly needed: Dennis Stevenson to gather support for an abolition of the NT Self Government Act 1978.


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Help from fracking campaigner, or manipulating students?
To those Alicians who profess outrage at the claim that the student Climate Change protest was a political stunt organized in this Federal election period:
I strongly suggest that the Political Stunt Deniers read Peta Credlin’s critical expose of the nationwide push into our schools by GetUp! strategy that was published in the Sunday Herald Sun.
Of course you PS Deniers will turn tour nose up at Peta and News Limited. However, Peta knows those in the halls of power on Capital Hill like few media commentators do.
One thing she does extremely well is to thoroughly research her topic for factual data. And she presents it fearlessly, without worrying what anyone thinks. A Warrior Woman in a Man’s World.
In every protest march there are the passionate foot soldiers and behind them the organizers and manipulaters of the populist masses.
In this case the school kids and behind them the adult Greens and GetUp! and political adult activists that Peta so accurately identifies and nails.
Alice is part of it. No different from the rest of Oz.
The passion of kids Kids manipulated by savvy adults pushing their so called “progressive” agenda in the causes that will get rid of all who think differently, “conservatively”, from all seats in the Parliament at the coming election.


Heatwaves need to be treated as emergencies: Cr Cocking
@ Domenico. So many people whom you loosely call “deniers” agree with you that action is to be taken to reduce pollution yet disagree strongly with you and those who are loosely termed “alarmists” on the anthropogenic percentage cause of impending catastrophic global warming. And on how to deal with the problem. So both sides are tired of arguing.
However, all scientific argy bargy and arguments of methodology aside, there are serious ethical issues in the debate on catastrophic global warming that will not go away or be silenced.
A major ethical issue for me is this question: How can any alarmist in government or oppositiin or in the general public morally justify the continued sale of fossil fuel coal to other countries?
It seems to be hypocrisy writ large to me.


I never found my mother
Millie and John. Just in case you may have lost touch with Gordon and Norma.
They moved from Canberra when Gordon retired and shifted to Mosquito Bay on the NSW South Coast several years ago.


Emergency Dept presentations back up assault stats
The increase in house break-ins is a trend not just in Alice, but in Melbourne and elsewhere around the country.
It is an invasion of privacy that frightens most people and destroys public confidence.
Could this growing phenomenon be partly because of the fact that social media has broken down the old standards of personal privacy in the community?
If young people can so easily say and post just about anything to bully in a public media forum, then it stands to reason that their respect for the privacy of others must gradually be eroded.
The only way to teach them respect is to show them the suffering their invasion causes.
If that does not work, then payback becomes an option that is gathering momentum in a community that is frightened by the failure of the authorities to deal with it.


The stolen child who went to university
Worked with Joe Croft in DAA in Canberra.
Crofty was a goodhearted bloke and he listened to what everyone had to to say.
That struck me about Crofty. He was a great listener.


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