Spot on, Alex Nelson (Posted November 13, 2014 at 10:42 …

Comment on Town council canes Chief Minister – twice by Bob Durnan.

Spot on, Alex Nelson (Posted November 13, 2014 at 10:42 am).
Your observation that “(t)he key politicians making the critical decisions today affecting the NT’s developmental prospects appear to be unconcerned for their long-term prospects in holding public office, which strongly suggests they will in the long term be beneficiaries of the businesses, corporations and industries that currently stand to gain so much from this current administration.”
I couldn’t agree more: it’s the only interpretation that makes sense of the situation. And to be fair, it probably only applies to a few of the more dominant members of the current CLP caucus.
Political office shall not weary them, because they will be flitting off to more profitable feeding grounds as soon as they are able, or as soon as they are dumped from office, whichever comes first.

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