@ Lore Solaris There is a very interesting News Limited article …

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

@ Lore Solaris
There is a very interesting News Limited article which is an extract from Stephanie Jarrett’s new book, Liberating Aboriginal People from Violence.
Alice is more complex that your spray would indicate, and I think you are dead wrong when it comes to our local police. Had you been here for three years instead of just two, you could remember what it was like when the NT Police lost control of our streets. Their current efforts in front of the take-away grog shops is saving us this summer, and I think it’s unfortunate that you don’t see that.
Of course more needs to be done. When didn’t it? But we are a town of many cultures, and most of us are working hard to make it work.
And that racism tag is one mean two-edged sword. It should be used with caution.

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Locally produced hemp could replace plastic
This is a very good initiative. Congratulations to the Gunner government.
Hemp is a not only a better fibre than cotton, but growing it uses less water and fewer chemicals. What not to like?
Again, congratulations to the Gunner government.


Gunner goofs: No council ‘decisions’ on gallery site
Perhaps one of the more astonishing features of this continuing saga is the overweening arrogance of Alice’s current group of councillors.
They somehow think they have the right to dispose of our civic centre.
They forget they were elected to look after our assets, not use them as bargaining chips in some shady back-room deal.
Commercial-in-confidence is such a scam. Come on councillors – I challenge any of you to grow a pair.


Despite clear leads, no-one was punished for making this mess
It can be done. Read this.


US military base in Darwin: what risk to NT?
The Opium Wars are over. China won. And all this “containment” and forward posturing is more like dogs barking in the night while the caravan moves on.
Poor Oz! Hanging like a pendulum between London and Washington with (just) the Kiwis for company. That means Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. What can go wrong?


Gallery: no deal yet on land swap
Matters are kept in confidential when they don’t want us to know what they are talking about.
Only Melky and Banks seem willing to bring this issue into open. And yet, all were elected on promises of transparency.
Confidential is where a “prefered option” is decided. Then they stage a public consultation. Then they enact the prefered option.
This backfired on the Anzac Oval. I expect them to be more careful next time.
And I wonder what the sweetener will be to induce the ACTC into forfeiting the best block in Alice Springs.


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