@ Rita Clarke: If you want to vote for an …

Comment on Survey: How much do you like Adam Giles? by Fred the Philistine.

@ Rita Clarke: If you want to vote for an independent just remember that Andrew Wilkie, Bob Oakeshott, Tony Windsor were independent members and gave their support to Labor.
The only other independent member who did not was Bob Katter and in the meantime the other three members have run away when the going got tough.
Are these the type of Members we need? And I give you something to think about: When Labor was in power they have allowed Power and Water to run up a debt of $1600m. This needs to be paid back. The revenue from P&W does not even service the debt. We still need Federal support. I am always willing to talk to you, Rita. Any time.

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Survey: How much do you like Adam Giles?
I would have to say I think he is doing a good job after what mess he inherited from Labor. We are getting a new law court plus improvements to the hospital which is money well spent.
He has done something about the alcohol problem, the crime rate is down, and there is now affordable housing.
As for independent members, they are dead wood when the going gets tough. They run away. What’s Robyn Lambley going to do?
Her performance has been ordinary, blaming everybody and saying it’s a boys’ club.
We saw what happened in the previous Federal election. The independents went over to Labor and having said that if people want change they can always be come a politician.
With the mess Labor has left us we pay one $100m a day in interest. This man is capable of doing a lot for the NT.


Recent Comments by Fred the Philistine

Did Wilfred and Gisela Thor have to die?
I agree with Baffel. Tourists should be more responsible, however, we need to take more precautions as well.
Having emergency packs in hire vehicles (like a knapsack with water, tourch, flares, space blanket, hydralite tablets etc).
Also on hot days, the rangers should be checking the car parks every afternoon at 4.00pm. If cars are still there he should then go and look along the track.
There needs to be more signage. Like all the parks around Alice Springs, the facilities and the signage are very poor.


Indigenous art gallery centrepiece of Gunner’s plans for Alice
What a total waste of money this is going to be. NT Govt is already $875M deficit in the budget. By the way, who is going to run the so called cultural centre?

If it is going to be built on the Melankas site, what about the sacred trees, or aren’t they sacred anymore?


‘Extreme vetting’ and Pine Gap
The fairest thing is to send them back to their own country and let them come in through the proper channels like the migrants in the 1950s to 1960s had to do.


Four lanes through Gap: Does Alice need them?
You are all missing the point. This town is a service town for the Indigenous.
People only come here for the work. If this town did not have social security moneys, this town would be even smaller. There is nothing here to attract people except for work.
You also have people who take advantage of the Indigenous, e.g. taxi drivers. This town is controlled by very few people.
What annoys me is the police at the bottle shops. This should be funded by the bottle shops themselves. Why should the tax payers pay for it?
Take the social moneys and the government grants out of this town and see what you’ve got.
A four lane highway through The Gap should have been built in the beginning.
Things here have been done so slovenly, but have made alot of people rich. There is no town planning in this town.
Maybe we need to get someone like Donald Trump to kick some arses and sack a few councillors and employ some who will get the job done.


Police on hunt for young men after ramraid this morning
Well said, Mabel.


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