The majority of the councillors are are not just philosophically …

Comment on Town council: tiger or doormat? by Gordon.

The majority of the councillors are are not just philosophically aligned with the conservative governments both in Darwin and in Canberra.
The mayor is, in effect, employed by the NT Government in his second job.
Of course the Council doesn’t stand up to the NT Government or its Canberra allies.
What the Council needs is fewer politically aligned members.

Recent Comments by Gordon

Warlpiri don’t want Zachary Rolfe murder trial to be in Darwin
Imagine the trial in Alice Springs.
Ned and his Warlipiri followers protesting on a daily basis.
Jury members could feel intimidated.
If convicted we would see appeals based on potential intimidation of the jury.
The trial must be held in Darwin.


Police dogs assist arrests of alleged youth offenders
As annoying as it must be for our police force to work mainly at night, this is when we are seeing the most criminal activity.
Intensifying night patrolling with K9s might just make a big difference to safety in our town.
Worth noting that dogs have much better night time vision than humans.


Old schools, hearing difficulties concerns for COGSO
Excellent that Aboriginal parents and families are concerned about this as we all are.
They can already assist by making their hearing damaged kids wear the hearing aids that have been provided free for the past 20 year in Aboriginal schools.


The elusive goal of deep shade in Alice
The council is replacing trees but not adequately watering the new ones.
If I had not stepped in and watered the 7 new trees in my street they would all be dead by now.
Also, they should be removing all the dead and now dangerous trees in our town.


65 years of history now a pile of rubble
Evelyne perhaps it should be relocated to Darwin?
But you do make the point that the Territory suffers from standard Darwin suited buildings.
The Commission houses here are also cyclone proof Darwin clones with rods tying the roofs to the foundations.
Buildings with heritage values in Central Australia need to be more than clones.
When I think of heritage values here wide shady verandahs and local sandstone come to mind.
A pity so much of our true heritage is gone but surely we are not so desperate that Darwin buildings take its place.


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