Another case of ‘Government knows best what you need’. I …

Comment on Gap pedestrian crossing goes, Feds waive refund by Mark Wilson.

Another case of ‘Government knows best what you need’. I do wonder if anyone actually went to the town camp and asked people what would be the best solution to crossing the road more safely AND IF THEY WOULD USE IT. But that would mean leaving a planning committee and design desk. Of course, such a question would rarely get a truthful answer, so observing behaviours of people over several days would be the best option. Again, leave the office.
Finally this has given me a laugh. Seems the ‘Black Spot’ was in the wrong black spot! If it was in the correct spot a fence would not have been necessary at all! For goodness sake, people need to take personal responsibility when crossing a railway and highway. It isn’t a school zone! The Nanny State cannot stop people from sleeping on the railway line or walking under a road-train however hard they try and however much we pay. To spend this sort of money to get a trolley of grog from the take-away, or a wheel chair across a railway into the busy roadway is sheer lunacy. It’s the Nanny State on steroids.

Recent Comments by Mark Wilson

Hall of Fame has to pay for manager the government appointed
Soy Sauce Sally and her mob will bring us all down.
Time for a good ol’ fashioned tar and feathering. Can I sell tickets?

Despite clear leads, no-one was punished for making this mess
Our government agencies would rather harass the Road Transport Hall of Fame out of town than bring these cockroaches and maggots to heel. Yes Chris, cockroaches like the dark.

Soy sauce now only from a bottlo
Fantastic news! This could prove the first win for our Liquor Commission. We can all sleep soundly knowing that no one intoxicated by soy sauce will be invading our homes and running amok.

‘Gunner the Betrayer’
Bruce, some people would sell their own mother if there was a buck in it.
Many of these decisions, with I fear worse to come, both Territory and Federal, are being made for budget bottom lines at the expense of long term national needs. It’s the consequence of governments being in heavy structural deficit.

Why the NT Govt sacked the volunteers managing an icon
None of this makes much sense.
It seems that a very broke government that cannot manage its own affairs is determined to take down a Territory and Alice icon with them.
If in five years the town still has the Hall of Fame I will be surprised.

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