There have been some interesting examples raised here – and …

Comment on Race rules in NT government tenders draw fire by Another Observer.

There have been some interesting examples raised here – and they all need to be followed up.
I find it fascinating to sit back and observe what is going on.
There has been a social experiment that has been going on in the NT for the last 30 years. And finally, that social experiment is going to have its reality smack that ideology in the back the head.
Can someone, anyone tell us where we as businesses are going to find that 30% of hard working, focused and dedicated employees? After 30 years of “educational” experimentation, when you are capped and gowned in a University Graduation Ceremony for achieving Certificate 1 in Work Readiness – you cheapen the whole education system!
During 30 years of social policy Aboriginal Communities / Organisations / Educators have been telling us that the lifestyle Indigenous people are living is the “right way”.
Seriously? Is that what you honestly think?
What woman wants to live in fear, what child shouldn’t be given every opportunity.
It’s more than artwork, the footy and music.
Kids are being “highjacked” by the lovies who keep telling these kids, that a government grant is always the way.
Think about how the whole tender process is going to grind to a halt when firms can’t tender because they don’t meet the criteria.
Let’s face it, there aren’t 30 indigenous bricklayers, or electricians, or insert your requirement here …………….
Except of course those businesses who are hoovering up our tax dollars in tax concessions, tax subsidised training and capital.
All the while the rest of us are just here, paying our tax and watching governments try to put us out of business.
And why? Because their owners are a different colour. It is obscene.
As a taxpayer I’m going to want an explanation.
Just like I’m a bit interested to see the report from Mr Elferink on his $45,000 study tour – did someone not mention that we are broke?
And just to be fair, on the other side politics the Supreme Court saying of our Delia “… Ms Lawrie and her advisers had developed a sophisticated strategy to deal with ‘ugly’ report findings …” and she says she’s not gonna step down?
Why should taxpayers continue to fund people who have done the wrong the thing? We wouldn’t tolerate it in our businesses, why the hell should we be funding this behaviour as taxpayers?
Further, Senator Scullion’s comments outside the Convention Centre, I would hope, are signalling a change in direction by the Commonwealth.
Sadly, where the NT government could be leading the way, they will be dragged kicking and screaming to the table.
This clause highlights this as nothing else can.

Recent Comments by Another Observer

Bottle shop cops need to be brought into line: local chain
Anecdotal I know, but on two recent occasions, I’ve sat outside one of the AC owned bottle shops and was quite shocked to realise that the only commonality of those who were pulled up and questioned by the bottlo monitor, was the colour of their skin.
From a group of young women, to tradies on the way home from work, to older people and middle aged women – the only constant was their skin colour. Not good enough, NT Government.

‘Big Council’ needed in times of trouble
There is a very good reason why the majority of voters, in the majority of states voted against the bill.
Perhaps it is time for the council to focus on roads, rubbish and parks and leave the rest of it to the other two levels of government that the poor taxpayer is groaning under.
At what point is too much government enough?

Rates may rise 3.5% but no civic centre swap in draft budget
Give us a bloody break – the council can’t even be bothered engaging local suppliers, but expect us to stump up year after year.
The poor taxpayer is funding how many levels of government? And for what?

Federal Budget ‘another big GST blow to the NT’
WHY should constituents in other States and Territories be forced to go without because our politicians can’t operate responsibly?
If the Treasurer would like to send me a draft of the NT Budget, and a red pen, I’ll fix the problem quick smart!

Miners are spreading myths, says environmentalist
“… yet now they are trying to hold the economy to ransom with tired big business talking points …”
Hold the economy to ransom? Would that be like “charities” masquerading as business and pushing full tax paying entities out of the market?
Take the wood out of your own eye, fella!

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