Bob was one of the best CEOs I ever had. …

Comment on The financial crisis in the Northern Territory by NW.

Bob was one of the best CEOs I ever had.
Fair, firm and called it as he saw it.
No bullshit – just played it straight down the line.
Good to see his insights, analysis and opinions are still valued.
The whole “disadvantaged by birth” mantra needs an overhaul – too many urban mixed race mob skimming off the top which means less for those genuinely in need.
Pity the current mob of senior bureaucrats and politicians lack the talent, experience and knowledge to make a genuine (positive) difference.

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Who owns (or benefits from) Inspire Strategic Solutions? This just gets more embarrassing (and expensive) every day.


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Quite ironic that we rely on handouts from the Feds (GST) which are significantly higher than other jurisdictions due to our Aboriginal and mixed race population – yet that same group of people is costing far more than what we receive.
And it is increasing at an unsustainable rate. Maybe we need to look at the duplication of services and programs based on race? Focus on genuine need absolutely (to use Manison and Fyles favourite word!) – but not services purely based on race.
If we focus on REAL need – those that are ACTUALLY disadvantaged – might have some chance of dragging themselves out of the squalor, depression and poverty that they are entrenched in. Or we can keep doing the same things and getting the same results.
Whatever happened to the ALP mantra of Fresh Ideas – Real Results?
Guess that was too hard. Sigh.


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@ Eli Melky: But therein lies the problem … the current mob got in purely on a protest vote, regardless of their competence, capability and experience.
The Territory’s political talent pool is not only an oxymoron but it is a rapidly diminishing puddle.
We are over-governed and as a result, the majority of the NT’s elected representatives (at all levels of government) are simply not up to the job.
Sure, some of them are – but they are few and far between.
The problem is that we expect that career union officials, long term public servants, teachers, former advisers, lawyers and sportspeople (from both sides of the political fence) with no real-world commercial business experience can run an effective government and balance the books.


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Summed it up perfectly, Una.
The NT doesn’t really deserve to be the site of a national anything. Except maybe a national nuclear waste dump.


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Wonder if three dollar Bill Shorten will bail out his failed Labor mates in a chase for a handful of votes?
The money offered by both parties to prop up a mining town is ample proof that desperate pollies develop bad policy.
Can anyone provide info on how much the local people have received (and squandered) in royalties?
Why are taxpayers having to give more money to save a place that very few people want to visit – just to chase a few votes?
Like most things in the NT, the tourist brochures don’t match the reality, and word of mouth based on REAL experiences will trump a glossy advertising campaign anyday, particularly with the reach of social media these days.


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