Bloody Bob Durnan! Tripping Janet up just as she was …

Comment on LETTER: Macklin’s government berates NT over liquor policies, but funded the purchase of three booze shops, says Tollner by Ian Sharp.

Bloody Bob Durnan! Tripping Janet up just as she was hitting her stride. Bugger the facts, Bob, Janet was set to take off. Huge windfall for LAAC owning all those IGA’s across the country! If only. Some food for thought for Dave Tollner there too, Bob, but I don’t think his diet includes reasoned argument or inconvenient facts.

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LETTER: Macklin’s government berates NT over liquor policies, but funded the purchase of three booze shops, says Tollner
Janet originally said: “This same group owns nearly all IGA stores Australia wide. And all funded it seems by Australian government funds” (this same group being the LAAC).

And now she says “Bob you need to do more reading and investigation. What I said is very true. But typical of the true laborites. Just blindly follow and believe what you are told.”

The IGA website claims that most of their stores Australia-wide are owned by independent operators. What does Janet know that we don’t? Please explain.


LETTER: Macklin’s government berates NT over liquor policies, but funded the purchase of three booze shops, says Tollner
Assume Janet’s last post is in response to “seduxen” who is criticised for using far fetched and misleading figures! Pot calling kettle black in light of her earlier post re ownership of IGA supermarkets across Australia? Propaganda indeed.


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Academics work in tertiary institutions, teach and do research.
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Better than many who have served in the NT Parliament over the years. We have had too many blow-ins on the make, the last one was the Chief Minister who oversaw the Port of Darwin lease to a Chinese company.
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