One NGO to my mind is Tangentyere Council. They receive …

Comment on NGOs, who needs them? by Janet Brown.

One NGO to my mind is Tangentyere Council. They receive more funding than Alice Springs Town Council and they tender for many government projects and seem to get preferential support.
Appears to be a number of rebranded identities that come under the home base of Tangentyere council. All these government tenders that receive special consideration to government funded identities over private enterprise.
There will be a backlash if more NGOs are awarded tenders over private enterprise.
Private enterprise that have fulfilled their contacts for over 15 years. Rumours are running about that NGOs have already been informed they have a government guarantee they will be awarded tenders that are not released yet.

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NGOs, who needs them?
NGOs have a place but it in recent times some NGOs have been recieving funding and not producing positive outcomes and many have failed those they have been paid to help. They have in their desire to ensure funding continue to ensure social problems grow and issues remain. Homelessness, drug and alcohol issues rise. Health issues escalate. I have seen little or no results that have changes for the positive in lives.
The shires are a disgrace. And they are ruled not by government but by land councils. Again monies thrown at those who do not want change. It’s all good intentions until some just want the money for doing nothing. Look at the human face of suffering and tell me again why.


NGOs, who needs them?
Thanks Arthur. There are some tenders coming up for government maintenance contracts and before they are even on paper the talk is clear they are being written to ensure a NGO is going to win it.
Who in the elected members has set this cart in progress? Or don’t the elected members know?


NGOs, who needs them?
Cannot believe this comment has scared so many. Alice Springs needs the support of each one of us if we are going to grow and depend on private enterprise to boost our economy.
Not even a word from those in NGO sections. Why? Simple. They all know what Steve says is correct. Are we shutting down conversation by stating the truth?


Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Planning another plan
We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.


Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.


Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.


GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.


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