Steve, the issue of rates and Jacinta’s candidacy are not …

Comment on Price wants council to do better than basics by Peter.

Steve, the issue of rates and Jacinta’s candidacy are not separate since she is proposing new expenditure that we the rate payers will have to fund.
So that Jacinta can have a fair hearing she needs to cost her program so we can estimate the rate increase or tell us what services will be cut to fund her plans.
It is a worry that you are endlessly defending a big spending candidate.
The year to year rates increases in this town are unsustainable.

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Price wants council to do better than basics
Jacinta, regarding your successful business, what assistance have you received on the basis of being Indigenous?


Price wants council to do better than basics
Steve: Not grouchy narks but increasingly desperate rate payers who are wondering how we can afford to live in the town and what its future will be when rates soar upward year after year.
Also legitimate concerns about basic services when the council has no clear idea of its role.
You say: “It’s not about spending more its about balancing what we already spend.”
So for every new expense Jacinta brings to the table we need to be given the details of the cuts that will be made to pay for it.


Price wants council to do better than basics
A strong Indigenous women like Jacinta could fulfil her ambitions much better within one of the town’s corporations.
There is much to be done.
Perhaps she could get a job with CentreCorp and encourage them to adopt her social platform.
Or she could work with Congress to help them offload their embarrassing Memo Club.
The list is endless and the funds not accountable to hard working, rate stressed citizens of the town.


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@ Greeny Council is an apprenticeship for those local government representatives who may wish to take the next step for their community?
Sadly you could be right which explains why our Territory MLAs are so bad.
They have learned in their apprenticeships that once you get into a position of influence you can forget whom you are representing and do what serves your own best interests.


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@ Alex thanks for that. But the fact that this cancer of divided loyalties has a long history doesn’t make it right.
The antics of the Council would not be tolerated in most other local Government jurisdictions.
Time for change and only ratepayers can do it.
I will not vote for any councillor who has put his or her political ambitions ahead of ratepayer interests.


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I have some sympathy with Gunner for saying he can’t work with the Town Council on major projects.
The council has been politicised with glaring conflicts of interest.
In my honest opinion Mayor Ryan is leading the way and setting the worst example of all.
Pathetic that the moral high grounders such as Cocking say nothing.
Marli Banks deplores the “really distasteful” focus on council by the government and aspiring MLAs.
But can’t she see the connection?
It is precisely because of the aspiring MLAs and their political grandstanding that Gunner has turned on the council.
Do our conflicted aspiring MLAs care if out town loses major project funding?
It seems they do not.
Their concern is their own political careers.


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Just one aimed to miss Hellfire missile from a patrolling Reaper Drone launched from the Space Base will clear the kids from our streets.


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@GC. High rates of Aboriginal imprisonment are always explained in terms of poor education, poverty,inadequate housing, police violence etc.
There is rarely a mention of fundamental cultural differences playing a role even though they obviously do.
You say that if the system cannot accommodate those cultural differences, that is a form of violence.
But how you would address cultural differences in laws and their administration?
Until the past couple of decades this issue was dealt with by the absence of remote policing.
Communities had little police presence, eg one 2 man station at Papunya policed a large part of central Australia.
In the absence of policing, Aboriginal Law continued and communities worked their own problems out, not as whitefellas would, but to the satisfaction of most residents.
Few went to jail.
The Intervention saw police stations built in many communities and traditional punishment was nearly policed out of existence.
Not that payback has diminished but now it is administered by knives wielded by drunks and is sometimes lethal.
Imprisonment rates have soared to some of the highest in the world.
But how do you address this?
The concept of different laws has been firmly rejected.
Traditional punishment is not coming back.
Police have no legal authority to make exceptions even where they are dealing with an Aboriginal offender who is following his own moral precepts.
For the Aboriginal offender being arrested for driving to his grandfather’s funeral when his car is defected, unregistered and his driver’s licence suspended seems very unjust.


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