Great article. The Feds need to distribute more GST to …

Comment on The financial crisis in the Northern Territory by James T Smerk.

Great article.

The Feds need to distribute more GST to the Territory so that they can provide for remote communities as there is a huge expense there and unfortunately I suspect most of these remote communities that the NT supply services and infrastructure to do not add to the NT’s revenue stream, which is a shame as there is rich culture there which is being overshadowed by the negative aspects and the NTG and the Elders seem fine with that, just look at the prison stats about.

There indeed does need to be a new system of determining how best to help the Indigenous peoples and it needs to be means tested. I know of a person who claims this anywhere they can, with their blue eyes, blond hair, very fair skin and very wealthy family and they don’t even remotely associate with any Aboriginal cultural aspects, but it’s still there so they cash in where they can. While the poor disadvantaged person living harsh has to compete against them for benefits and special requirements in jobs.

The aspect of other states miraculously increasing their numbers in the last Census just goes to show it’s not working.

Recent Comments by James T Smerk

Horses perish near Santa Teresa
Circle of life.


Air race re-enactment government’s latest financial folly
Can someone please tell these mob to just stop wasting money? Apparently they haven’t got the hint yet.


Fiscal emergency: Get rid of Ministers, says Opposition
Good luck trying to cut spending. The NT public service has a large portion of its spending dedicated to our first people.
Unfortunately (currently) they take up a larger than proportionate amount of time from our police, hospitals, prisons and a lot more services supplied by the NT Government.
Their culture doesn’t meld with modern culture so we can’t expect to treat them with modern techniques.
The question is how to we get a round ball to fit into a square hole? The answer to this will save many many millions and lives.


End of search for Monika Billen
RIP, Monika.


NT tourism turbocharger out of gas as Feds eye off Kakadu
Anyone going to do anything for Alice? I bet he didn’t even give it a thought as they went flying over us.


Be Sociable, Share!