Another considered, well presented article on Central Australia’s remote communities. …

Comment on Visions of Utopia by Hal Duell.

Another considered, well presented article on Central Australia’s remote communities. And timely.
If Pilger’s film shows on national TV this weekend, most of us who live here will see through it. Of course there will always be the minority of barrow-pushers who, while they may know better, feel more relevant looking at life with blinkers on. These also have a place in the mosaic of Central Australia.
But on the national stage, the damage such bigoted polemicists do is incalculable. False impressions become ingrained in the impressionable minds of those who have never taken the time, or had the opportunity, to spend sufficient time here to actually learn something. And that’s a great pity.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
@ John Bell, Posted March 28, 2020 at 8:47pm: Bit of a cheap shot, that “Wuhan Virus”.
It could just as easily be called the Fort Detrick Virus.
Maybe we should all just stick with COVID-19 until we know more.

Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
That the officer in question did what he did speaks to a degree of selfish irresponsibility that has to call into question his right to bear arms in public, to detain and arrest.
I hope he survives the virus, and I hope those he infected, if any, do also.
And then I hope he is dismissed from the NT Police.

Now it’s five
And has anyone suggested that the New South Wales health minister Brad Hazzard should be charged with criminal negligence for allowing those 2700 passengers to disembark without being tested for the virus?

Record NT debt: Gunner mum on collateral
There’s another serious problem with Gunner’s program for the coming year, and that has to do with the price of oil.
Saudi Arabia and Russia have just started an oil price war, and the perhaps intended consequence of that will be to shut the US shale gas out of international markets.
Lower than a certain price, and fracked gas is simply not economically viable. Bankruptcies are expected.
So probably good news for the anti-fracking lobby – profit and loss economics may make that whole problem go away.
This Gunner dude is looking more and more like someone who simply doesn’t keep up.

Record NT debt: Gunner mum on collateral
Compulsory acquisition with what? We already have a debt requiring one million dollars a day in interest.
And tourism is tanking all around the world.
It’s Corona time.
And this bloke wants to build another art gallery?
Deadset, if only he had an orange comb-over, I could love him like I love the Golden Golem of Greatness himself.

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