Don’t you just love it! Only a few months out …

Comment on LETTER: The Banned Drinkers Register did NOT work by Steve Brown.

Don’t you just love it! Only a few months out from a democratically held election, in which the people of the southern portion of the Territory spoke almost with one voice. They threw out the most blindly inept government this nation has ever seen!
A government that after years in office had nothing but neglect, and exacerbation, of the drinking issues as their legacy, gave us as a departing gift, the so called the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR)!
And Now, this classic piece of propaganda and tokenism is being held up as being part of the answer to our problem drinking issues! What an absurd insulting joke!
The BDR was a Joke! The people of the Territory think it was a joke and threw it out! Its repeal was a primary, up front, heavily advertised election policy for the CLP! The people have spoken!
The BDR had zero effect on problem drinkers serving only to further divide the community, and to drag ever increasing numbers of innocent bystanders, family members into the mess, cajoled, threatened bullied, bashed into being providers of alcohol to banned drinkers.
Change can only ever be made to the alcohol abuse issue by making people responsible for their own actions, by forcing those with the problems, not the whole of society, into rehabilitation.
Where they shall remain until they find an answer acceptable to a wider society, which of course may well be a continuance of the drinking habit, but in a law abiding manner.
The laughable suggestion that the BDR was beginning to have some effect is just that – laughable! The BDR was an insulting sham! A fraudulent pretence of doing something while doing nothing at all!
Yes, there was a drop off in criminal and drinking behaviour in the last months of the Labor Government! Nothing at all to do with the BDR!
When Labor realized they were actually going to be kicked from Government by Southern Territorians, in a wild last minute scrabble, attempting to hold onto power, they put aside their deliberate, sustained, neglect of our region and provided our town for the first time under their Government our most basic right” The enforcement of “Law and Order”!
Under operation “Marathon” a combined policing and departmental effort to reduce crime by a very public policing presence along with improved supervision and management in areas such as housing, this campaign had a marked, even dramatic effect. Hooray! Years too late!
Finally doing what the town had been screaming for! And yet some of you Labor stalwarts want to hold them up as “deserving”!
Even as having the ability to determine future policy! You are bloody joking aren’t you? The successful operation, now just know as “ordinary very day policing”, has been maintained under the new Government, the level of policing not only maintained but being increased.
Law and Order wise things are on the improve in Alice, when the rehab scheme comes into effect, I believe you will see marked improvement across the board. Meanwhile you socialist paternalistic proponents of stupidity give it a rest, you had a go, look at what your wisdom has created! Something beginning with a capital D for eh … “Disaster”!

Recent Comments by Steve Brown

Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
Oddly enough Domeninco, from around 1984 I’ve noted an escalating deterioration of our town’s earlier strengths and character.
Those of us who are amongst the town’s earliest families, the builders of the Alice and other towns in the Territory, understood what it took to create healthy, well balanced, economically viable, communities.
Unfortunately the vibrancy once driven by a very healthy private sector has long since given way to petty bureaucracy and welfareism along with all the blow in petty politic of envy and ignorance those sectors brought with them.
Replacing vibrancy, hope and belief with a petty mentality of obstructionism and envy, glaring down, standing in the way of, anything that might create, dare I say, the dirty words economic progress!
This attempt to save an ugly, rotten old, asbestos riddled building of no architectural merit is just another example of that moronic stifling mentality.
Crime and corruption about which these people winge constantly, flourishes in places that don’t offer hope and progress!
Sloth and disillusionment flourish in places of bureaucratic overload and petty envious obstructionism!
To clean our town up, to get it moving, to offer hope, we need to deal with those things!
We simply must learn to walk right on bye the wingers, specially the blow-in wingers, and to get right on with building our town, a place of enormous potential if only it is given enough air to breathe.

Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
There is absolutely nothing architecturally noteworthy about this crappy old building, just because a particular person visited, walked past, looked at or went to this school doesn’t make it a place that must be preserved!
It would hang like a millstone around the community’s collective necks for perpetuity.
This building has been sitting there rotting for years yet you suddenly find a deep underlying passion and love for it when another use for its location is found?
I cry BS on this claim!
You are simply being obstructionist! As per usual I might add!
Keeping old completely un-noteworthy buildings in premier positions simply creates an enormously expensive ulcerating rot in the central locations of town, forcing us to extend our CBD over a wider and wider area destroying along with that expansion any chance of creating a thriving central CBD.
So while there certainly are buildings that are noteworthy and worth preserving despite this fact ie Flynn Church and Adelaide House etc.
Much less noteworthy building such as this old school must give way to the new!

Private forecaster tips massive rains for Alice
Heavy rains will certainly be welcome, no doubt about it Ed, but 30 to 50mm is a long way short of what’s required to produce floods like the one pictured.
That kind of flood requires closer to 200mm over a fairly short period of time … wouldn’t that be nice?

Big crowd at local School Strike 4 Climate Action
@ Evelyn: While I agree with the general intent of your comment it is important to note for the interested children’s education, that neither their action nor any taken by this nation will have the slightest effect on the world climate! Even if we could completely halt all of our carbon production tomorrow, it would not make the slightest difference to climate change.
So by all means kids work towards a cleaner environment, cleaner air and cleaner oceans, but don’t be taken for a ride by those who seek to create irrational fears about your own beautiful world, through politically motivated, fear mongering garbage, about climate change.
It is a natural part of our world and always will be!
The thing we really do need to need fear and guard against, are the mindless efforts of indoctrinated climate fanatics who seek through their ignorance and city bred real world isolation, to do something irrational about planetary warming.
It would benefit everyone to keep in mind that a warming climate is a more productive climate, while on the other hand a cooling climate very quickly becomes a threat to all life on earth, through starvation!
Let’s hope we get to sit somewhere in between. In the meantime there is one very real threat we should all fight and guard against, the life threatening efforts of climate science to artificially interfere with our climate. One stupid mistake and “Winter really will be coming”!

‘Arrogant’ government fails to answer 20 questions
Didn’t Robyn spruik long and loud the benefits of having an Independent Member for Araluen?
Now she is completely bound up in petty squabbling about more resources.
And not one single question to Government about things that affect the rest of us.
While the Territory goes to hell in a hand basket!
No pressure on Government at all!
Talk about ineffective.
You are payed a dam good wage plus expenses. Write your own speeches and for the Territory’s sake, get on with the job.
[ED – Mr Brown was the CLP candidate for Araluen.]

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