The trouble with politics in the last 10 + years …

Comment on LETTER: A town council media policy is wrong on every count by Janet Brown.

The trouble with politics in the last 10 + years is that the public service has deliberately moved to stifle elected members speaking out.
The public service are the ones who have overstepped their positions. Elected members are voted in by the procedures of our democracy. Public servants are employed in government positions and ministers are heads of those departments. Oh how times have changed.
So there it is. As elected members you are the voice for (in this case) the voice of the community of Alice springs. Those elected members who do not have the intestinal fortitude to represent the community and want to follow and be part of the public service should resign their positions and apply for positions within the public service. It is due to the inability of NT government elected members that the public service ran up such large debts and we the people of the Territory now have to suffer financial hardship in the attempt to recover financially. Under the Labor government the public service grew to almost 50% of Territory population including NGO’s. The CLP has a big job ahead and I hope for us all that they represent the population and can lead. Because the last thing we need is followers similar to the last elected government. I support my husband in his role to do what is in the best interest to Alice Springs and the continuation and growth of our town. The survival of our town. A town that our children want to stay in and grow their children.
We are not prepared to stand by and allow stupidity and misleading information to stifle our growth. To those afraid of the truth tough. The truth is always out there just needs people prepared to say it over those who deliberately spread lies and propaganda. In this case many of them and then just Steve to fight for the truth coming out in front.

Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Planning another plan
We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.


Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.


Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.


GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.


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