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@Russell Guy, posted August 9 2012 at 10:12 pm
“Unreal! Vote for the CLP and watch how crazy it gets.”
Your words Russell, my thoughts exactly. On the national scale this NT election is pretty small beer. There are so many issues but not a lot of controversy bar the attack on an 18 year old named Jesse the other weekend in Darwin.
D. R. Chewings aka THE lone dingo.

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Mandatory sentencing or not, that is the question
@ 9/8/12 post by Ian Sharp.
And have, in hindsght, the policies of the Henderson government and their fairly blind support for Johnnie’s Intervention really achieved much, Ian Sharp?
The education statistics are not much to crow about … yet. For better or for worse, the intervention is a permanent, assimilationist policy.
In the short term, this has created a police state resulting in the gaols being overfull mainly with black men as a result of the war on grog. The suicide stats. just can’t be ignored in this election.
I know Labor has done lots but you gotta wonder if the CLP could do any better.

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