LETTERS: Young gun fires at turf club; farmer at the PM

Steve Brown, your article gets the gong from me and many of my fellow land holders. We all  have to lobby our local members and the public in general that to close down produce producing properties any where in Australia is going against the philosophy of Australia being a food bowl. The present PM thinks we should develop other industries to take us forward but I assure you that whatever we do, everyone still has to eat. Tony Sanderson


Ok we all love young guns, it’s a day for the boys and girls of Alice Springs to evolve into ladies and gentleman with our frocks and suits, but 40 dollars a ticket that’s outrageous.  It wasn’t that long ago it was only 15 dollars a ticket and everyone went, now barely anyone wants to go! It’s a great day for the community to band together and socialize. When the price went from 15 to 20 dollars a ticket the number of people who went dropped. Turf club what are you doing?? The demographic “young” guns is aimed at can’t afford to spend money there, if they used most their money to get in the gate Drop the price back to 20 dollars and you will be amazed how many people come along Ashley Ogden

Alice Springs

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  1. Paul Parker
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    @Steve Brown writes: “Repeated
    fires lessen the fertility of the soils, resulting in the suppression of
    tree growth which eventually results in grassy plains which means more
    fires and eventually hardly any trees at all.”
    Such views are widespread, particularly in earlier writings.
    Is it unacceptable to question – or support, issues from such theories?
    What influence have traditional fire, burning and hunting practices,
    over thousands of years, had in creating our present arid, difficult,
    Did an earlier more hospitable environment exist?

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