In reply to Lore Solaris: Your overall statement is not …

Comment on OUR REST & REFLECTION SERIES: Alice has magic but house prices and crime need a firm hand by Janet Brown.

In reply to Lore Solaris: Your overall statement is not only wrong but also your view is the reason why racism still has a strong hold on societies here and around the world.
Aboriginal people are not a separate race of people. They are not a special species that needs to be studied and kept separate from everyone else. What you espouse is racist.
Our police officers are decent and do their best in very difficult situations and they do interact with the public in very friendly manners and like it or not, the police force is made up of people who are very different (like the rest of us).
If you want to point the finger at racism try this … point it at the policies that encourage and enforce segregation like the Central Land Councils, schools designed for Aborigines only, departments accessible to Aborigines only … you do not find white Australians only departments. Segregation has its roots strong in separation by race policies and organsiations that support racism.
And by your comments you are the true face of racism as you mark out very strongly the differences in our town.
This town is made up of many races and many faces but we are all Australians or want to be in many varied ways.
But we are Centralians and the problems are ours to resolve and find solutions without the tags of segregation that you and others wish to impose. NO MORE SEGREGATION ****** Let’s just rid ourselves of the government bodies and policies that instil racism in our town, Territory and Australia. Freedom comes at a price it comes from the price of acceptance and tolerance.

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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