I am appalled how the government pussyfoots around the so …

Comment on 250 public dwellings would cost $100,000 each to fix up by Kathy.

I am appalled how the government pussyfoots around the so called Government Housing issue.
Why is there so much damage done to these homes? Do not always blame the guys who continually have to return to repair damage already done by the tenants, again and again, and at time the same job. The job to repair and maintenance to Government Housing is blatant misuse of government property. I.e. holes in walls and doors, kitchens full of cockroaches, rubbish left all over the yard and fences and mail boxes destroyed. This is not helping the situation by cleaning up and repairing buildings after these people who treat these homes as expected, and never appreciate it.

With the local bush people, ask them what type of living shelter they want, don’t just give them a house. If you open your eyes you will see that most of the families sleep and spend the days outside, not inside the home.

A shelter from the weather and a cooking area is more to their liking.
Yes, then we are told we are discriminating. Why not ask the people whom you are giving these houses to, what they want in a home? I guess that is too hard and what will the anti-discrimination people say?

Recent Comments by Kathy

Four weeks to comment on fracking chaos
Why is it that the government and the businesses that want to make money now and not think of the future, feel that living in the Territory is only to exploit the resources?
If we want people to live in the Territory, then they need access to drinking water as we have been so lucky to have.
If fracking comes in and human nature as it is, an accident happens, we then cannot stop the cracks in the basin from fracking, where the water gets stored by mother nature over the years, and so water will be leaking out and no longer [will we have] a storage basin for the water from the earth.


See the Red Centre without setting foot in Alice Springs
You can feel the change in The Alice already. The spirit is going out of the Centre.
People are sick and tired of the infighting between Alice and Darwin with Gunner making crazy decisions and not in the best interest of Territorians country wide.
The problems in the Alice are being ignored and Alice is suffering enough with out the flights bypassing our town.


Heat rises on cooling plan
The trees that are already in the town area are not looked after and the leaves, bird droppings and mess left on the paths, road and gutters is laying everywhere and not cleaned up.
Even the square around the trees that were rubber filled, outside the theatre and along the mall are traps for tripping walkers along the mall.
You have to take care of the trees, streets and paths to make a place look pleasant and shady for people.


The evasive closing gap: Focus must be on kids, says Morrison
Let’s all be Australian and Indigenous, for those of us born here in Australia who a also indigenous by the dictionary,
Treat all Australians as equal, not separating us, i.e. indigenous person encouraged to apply, indigenous cricket team, etc.
Seperate schools for Aboriginal children in town. If that is not discrimination, what is?


Another notch putting The Rock ahead of Alice
With the tourism infrastructure focused on Darwin and Yulara these last five years, Alice Springs in the next 10 years is becoming like it was in the 70s and 80s, a public service for Aboriginal services and public servants.
Gone is the growth of this town of new private businesses starting up.
The government is hell bent on being the good guy and providing money, that they need to borrow, to buy votes for the long term co-operations that are going up here in Alice and Yulara.
Making the government look good, spending money on Aboriginal people, but the money is not going to the people who need it.


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