A 40% drop in alcohol sales is great news for …

Comment on Police presence cuts turnover of pub by 40% by The Bull.

A 40% drop in alcohol sales is great news for 99.99% of the Alice Springs community. Forgive me for not feeling the Gapview’s pain over their declining of profits. The punters not breaking the law have nothing to fear from the police. Reduced alcohol consumption benefits almost all residents of Alice Springs.

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Jacinta has numerous ideas on how the council can spend more money. As a rate payer I want costs cut not increased. Currently rates are rising rapidly and the prospect of further rises to support the arts or youth services is not something I would vote for.
I will be voting for whoever focuses on roads, rates and rubbish. Leave the youth services and arts to the NT Government. If the current youth services or arts programs are not good enough, complain to your local member of parliament.


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It really is time to move on.


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