Wonder if three dollar Bill Shorten will bail out his …

Comment on Firm ‘no’ from PM, Scullion to bailing out ‘bankrupt’ Territory by NW.

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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The NT Government is like the spoiled kid who gets everything given to them during the year whilst their siblings do all the work around home – then expect a massive Christmas present.
Or to put it more simply for the slow ones: If you don’t contribute to the pie, don’t whinge if your slice is small.


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Local1 – you summed it up perfectly. No-one wants to admit, learn or accept that their parents were unable or unwilling to provide care for them.
So it’s much easier (and preferable) for them to “believe” they were stolen. And now we have $ attached which increases the number of people and empire-building organisations wanting to perpetuate the stolen myth – but the issues around the current generation of neglected kids is a subject that many still choose to ignore.
Hiding behind the smokescreen of culture just gives people an easy way of avoiding honest discussion (and practical actions) to address the shocking reality.


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@ “Everyone wants a National Indigenous Art Gallery to be built in Alice Springs”: Hmmm … not quite everyone. A lot of people don’t even believe we need one at all. Maybe those who want it should put up the funds?


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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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