As we all argue and wring our hands, another generation …

Comment on Grog stats may be useless as they do not include online and mail orders by Jane Clark.

As we all argue and wring our hands, another generation has to deal with being cheated of a decent life because their parents simply don’t care about themselves or their children.
Seriously, what can be done today? More alcohol restrictions may indeed chip away at the stats and make those above us feel they have achieved something.
I think our political system (and those in it) are so bogged down with their desire to win power, hang on to power or be today’s hero that they are totally ineffective.
What is power? Who has it? Perhaps the abusers…

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Although I would not like to see the ANZAC Oval location come to fruition, I have to say the Alice Springs Town Council online survey is not reliable.
I personally filled it in twice to see whether it was flawed. There is no way it can be accurate and we therefore need another way to guage public opinion.
The practice of removing time-clustered multiple IP addresses from the results is not any way to maintain accuracy – if a group of people in one household decided to put their opinions in using the same computer on the same night, their vote would be amalgamated into a count of one for the group.
I know our council can do public consultation better although I guess they haven’t really got a say in the decision anyway.
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Exclusion is a form of bullying and needs to be called out.
It may have been okay for Council to host the PM at their own expense but terrible manners to invite only certain Councillors.
At the very least the organisers including the Mayor and CEO should apologise for the oversight.
And then it would be great if everyone moved on to discussions about actual council business.


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