@ Peter, Posted October 9, 2015 at 7:21 am Quote: “Jacinta, …

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

@ Peter, Posted October 9, 2015 at 7:21 am
Quote: “Jacinta, regarding your successful business, what assistance have you received on the basis of being Indigenous.”
All those born in Australia are “indigenous Australians”.
Oxford Dictionary: Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
Origin of the word: Mid 17th century from Latin indigena “a native”.

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Price wants council to do better than basics
@ Fred the Philistine: If, if, if. If my auntie had balls, I would call her uncle.
Right now, what stands between you and great visions is your philosophy of life, your attitude and your inability to take action.

Price wants council to do better than basics
@ Fred the Philistine: Have you put your hand up for Saturday elections? It does not mean that you have to love the seven candidates, but we should show respect to them for offering to work for the town.
As for the rates in Alice Springs, they are not much different than in other parts of Australia. I am certain that the council aims to keep the increase in rates to a minimum in order to lessen any impact on ratepayers, but at the same time generate enough income to provide adequate levels of service that the people of the town expect.

Price wants council to do better than basics
@ Steve: Could we ask the candidates to tell us if they intend to put their candidature for the next Northern Territory general election scheduled for 27 August 2016?

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