For god’s sake when is this going to stop. …

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

For god’s sake when is this going to stop. Waste and mismanagement seem to be a plague on both houses according to the posters here.

Here’s a novel idea – let’s start to hold people to account. If tradies and builders are rorting the system, as has been suggested, then let’s pressure the government to put a stop to it. That is what happened with the BER – remember that colossal waste of money?

If the way in which the town camps are operating, is wrong, then let’s get it fixed. How hard can it be – we are the most multicultural country in the world, and neighbours deal with neighbours all over the country – why can’t it be done in the town camps. Don’t tell me it’s cultural – and say that excuses bad behaviour – it doesn’t.

It’s time for families and individuals to take responsibility for their behaviour. It’s on parents to lift their children out of poverty – for heaven’s sake, we have the best minds in a lot of respects, best hearts in the country working with indigenous people all around the town!

It’s time for parents to acknowledge there is help there, you have to support your child to be better than you are. As my mum did, as lots of people’s mums and / or dads did.

If there isn’t enough money to properly fund the programs, then cut money from somewhere else to pay for it. This is too important. I refuse to accept that in the country that I live in, we cannot afford to look after our people.

Here’s a thought – let’s cut government advertising. There is a truckload of money that is wasted by all levels of government to promote their “products”. If it isn’t being used, then make the people redundant or re-allocate the resources. The department of climate change might be a good start! Perhaps Mr Snowdon could stop putting full page ads in the print media saying “this is how much Mr Abbott is going to RIP out of your pockets when he gets in”.

Might help Mr Snowdon if it wasn’t borrowed money you were wasting.

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