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Does Delia have to play politics with every issue?
At least the Giles government is having crack at this and they need to be supported but also held to account on their commitment to take action to drive fuel prices down.
Delia should be holding the government to account, not trying to blame them for fuel price increases nor coming up with silly proposals like SmartApps.

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Thinking big, anyone?
Capital expenditure (CAPEX) at $55 billion and the jobs number at 75,000.
The jobs number would be in the construction stage only.
The CAPEX is huge.
Much more realistic is the mining project up the road at Mt Peake with processing in Darwin.
CAPEX is about $800m.
1000 jobs in the construction phase and ongoing work for more than 300.
Training and jobs for Aboriginal people as part of the land use agreement worked out with the CLC.
Just about all the development work and approvals are complete.


Country Liberal Party: custodians ignored on gallery
@ Alex Nelson. It’s their art, their culture, so if the custodians and TOs stump up the $50m I agree they should be the primary authority on this matter.
Centrecorp?


Locally owned supermarkets buck crisis with $1m facelift
Paid for by a taxpayer funded enterprise grant to Lhere Artepe?


Way forward for nation-building projects – south of the Gap
@ Trevor Shiell. The Desert Knowledge Precinct is very high maintenance.
$3.3m in government grants in the 2018/19 financial year.
$1.6m staff costs.
The DKP says it does the following:
DKA facilitates collaborations and opportunities that support new technologies, resolve policy issues around open data and Aboriginal data sovereignty, and support the growth of a new digital economic base and workforce.
It would be interesting to know what the DKP has achieved?
The research arm Ninti One appears inactive.
The precinct itself is a ghost town with many empty buildings.
It seems that the DKP board has failed in the important task of living within its (substantial) means i.e. rent and payments for solar energy.
Under DKP auspices, would the gallery become a further drain on government requiring endless grants?
Councillor Jimmy Cocking is a (paid) board member and it would be useful for him to throw light on the concerns raised here.


Mayor, Deputy let council flounder
Mayor Ryan just announced that the CLP would build the gallery at the Desert Park and he gave the timeline.
He can’t participate in the Town Council process on the gallery because he was conflicted but is happy to talk for the CLP.


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