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Comment on In trouble? Time to dust off Statehood. by Fred the Philistine.

@ Ray: What no one has said is what are the benefits of statehood?
The Northern Territory does not even have a full Parliament.
Will we hand Federal money back and stand on our own two feet? I don’t think so.

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In trouble? Time to dust off Statehood.
I bet Joe Hockey pissed him self laughing when Adam Giles brought up state hood. It makes a joke out of Territory Day.
In the past the NT government blamed every other state for their problems. Now that the Territory is self governing, whats the problem?
One wonders if Territorians are living in a dream world?
You can see in Alice Springs, all the wasted money that has been spent. We need to remove the sit down money and start to generate work and tax.
The rest of Australia would be appalled to see and hear all about what really goes on with the spending in the NT.
The prime examples are the new mall, the new law courts and the new rail overpass.
The Territory will not be able to sustain itself if it does not pull its socks up.

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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