Come on Nigel get real! When you were in Government …

Comment on LETTER: Labor’s $150m Alice town camps disaster by Desert Rat.

Come on Nigel get real! When you were in Government you and Mal Brough came up with the NT Intervention that drove a lot of people from the bush into Alice Springs and then pushed the Alliance model onto the NTG for these houses to be built on town camps. Seriously, how many houses on town camps is the new Giles CLP government going to build? And how are Giles and yourself going to stop the urban drift?

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