Gees Scott! And we wonder why Central Australia has been …

Comment on $500m university, ‘techno’ plans for Desert Knowledge by Steve Brown.

Gees Scott! And we wonder why Central Australia has been bogged down in Welfare dependency and misery!
Those that are supposed to be leading the way have become so dependent themselves that they feel threatened by anything that might offer another way “Free Enterprise”!
They are sitting on their proverbial, offering sarcastic comment and placing as many obstacles as possible in the way of those who have the will and imagination to achieve something. They are unable to see the woods for the trees, unable to see the intrinsic and quite enormous value of their own location.
Not everybody has available land and transport! These are the very things that have created the new aircraft maintenance industry. They also have the ability to attract other kinds of industry.
Now, sure, at first glance this project seems a little out there, but new industries always start with someone’s dream, someone’s belief.
Having placed a few calls I hear that there is genuine interest from this group of people in establishing a project here. More importantly they also appear to have genuine connections with the means to make it happen.
So instead of sitting in sarcastic judgement let’s give them every assistance!
Actually, go out on a limb and help them. If it falls over well at least we’ve given it a chance.
That’s how you create success, new enterprise, find people genuine work – BY taking some risk.

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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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