The West MacDonnell Ranges are in focus right now. But …

Comment on Fire management inadequate to non-existent: ALEC by Chris Slater.

The West MacDonnell Ranges are in focus right now. But the awaiting disaster in the East MacDonnell Ranges is very real.
The Arltunga Historical Reserve is choked with buffel. Where once spinifex clumped without being greedy of ground, now buffel wants it all.
Walking tracks and vehicle tracks invaded by this land thief.
As a regular visitor to the area for the last 20 years I have observed a slow but complete change of the landscape. An invasion.
Interestingly, funds were allocated for the eradication of Athel Pine around the old mission 10 years ago but nothing for buffel.
The Athel Pine planted by the brothers did no more than provide shade and while introduced had little chance of spreading in that arid area.
Bureaucrats, greenies and agendas. Where do we go from here?

Recent Comments by Chris Slater

Boundless possible welcome to Alice for Gunner?
Not good enough Mr Gunner. A quick visit shrouded by minders and security.
Set up a soap box on the casino lawn with a microphone and advertise the event so the concerned citizens of this town may politely question why we are in such deep manure.
But you won’t, will you. At least your mentor and former boss had the decency to stand there in shock before she faded away into obscurity.
Oh that’s right, you gave her a top job with Team NT.
How’s that going?


Miners are spreading myths, says environmentalist
Ermm. Interesting letter, Ken. Love to have a yarn with you one day.
In the meantime Councillor Jimmy who is taking a nice sum from the ratepayers purse to focus on the little issues in town might like to take a subsidised drive along Hayes Street, The Gap.
Perhaps then he may be able to tell me why I pay rates the same as a leafy suburb in Adelaide and yet endure an over-grown track that passes for a footpath, dead wood and rubbish that is potentially a fire hazard and an unacceptable mess and eyesore at the Gap Road end.
I don’t think there has been any real maintenance on Hayes Street in two years.
So forget the big issues Jimmy, do your job.


Vowles, McConnell and Collins dumped from Caucus
Advisors and bureaucrats should be named salaries and perks listed.
There should be a synopsis published, for public comment, of advice given to the inadequate politicians incapable of original thought.
Wouldn’t that be nice. We are the malcontents led by idiots taking advice from agenda driven morons. Merry Christmas.


Vowles, McConnell and Collins dumped from Caucus
Mr Gunner crowed he was the man that wanted to lead us to statehood.
Realistically he may be the man that takes us back to Federal control.
What a mess, three down and how many more to go.
Enjoy your hiking in the New Zealand alps Sir, keep the sat phone battery charged while Rome smoulders.


Taxi seized after taking liquor to dry area
Money money! Probably why you can wait for hours for a cab at around opening time and after three phone calls to ask where is the cab you are told “sorry not our fault the driver reported that you were not there”.
But I was there. Might of been compounded by the fact that I wanted to pay by card. Big mistake. Alice Taxis. Mmmm.


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