If we don’t know the real figures how can we …

Comment on NATS were great but figures don’t stack up by Melanie Ross.

If we don’t know the real figures how can we assess the economic returns and decide if it was money well spent?
The Red Centre Nats was certainly enjoyable and a fabulous event so why is this government yet again trying to hide the real figures?
It certainly wasn’t the only game in town though. Truckies Reunion, Desert Festival, Desert Mob, Bush Bands all contributed to a great week.
Mr deBrenni’s reluctance to tell the full story doesn’t bode well for his bid at becoming an alderman.
Last thing we need in council is another Adam Giles yes man running CLP spin. Plenty of those already.

Recent Comments by Melanie Ross

Diversity loses in ballot for Deputy Mayor
The Alice Springs Town Council is just become a defacto branch of the CLP.
The CLP bloc just vote how they are told.
What a disappointment you are Jactina Price, I expected more from a strong woman who I thought could make up her own mind and not just follow along your party line.


As DD looms: Where Is Wazza?
Just because they aren’t talking to you Erwin doesn’t mean they aren’t talking to people in their electorate.
I’ve spoken to Wazza many times … often to argue with him.


Town Council in time warp on nuke waste
@ Steve Brown: Not envious of you at all. A bit of pity that your boss has dumped you in it over your Opposition to his Aboriginal Affairs strategy maybe.
A bit sorry for you when your boss Adam Giles said you were xenophobic. One of the few times I agreed with him.


Town Council in time warp on nuke waste
@Hal Duell I suggest you take a look at the new electoral boundaries. Namatjira will take in the Alice Springs rural area. To suggest that “Paech has gone of town” is totally incorrect.
Everything I have ever seen and heard from Chansey Paech indicates he’s a man who is passionate about his home town, where his family have lived for generations. Namatjira it’s true takes in a large chunk of the southern part of Central Australia – of which Alice Springs is the major service centre.
To contrast, when Steve Brown talks up its usually in self interest, either as a builder or a land developer.
Perhaps you should stop interpreting others dreams and stick to your own fantasies Hal.


Town Council in time warp on nuke waste
Thanks for the clarification Kieran. I have to admit I forgot to say I did see Eli at the town meeting, so apologies for that. And interesting to know Mr Brown and Mr deBrenni there but didn’t seem to hear a thing local people were saying.


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