@ Peter: I agree with some of what you say, …

Comment on Bulldoze vile, medieval Don Dale centre: CLP candidate by Steve Brown.

@ Peter: I agree with some of what you say, however you hand out very critical often bitter comments and unfounded accusations.
If you are going to do that expect a reply in kind, if you don’t like copping it, don’t dish it out! Put your full name on your posts stand up for what you believe and I’ll argue the point respectfully.
@ David: I absolutely agree with the first part of your comment, I believe the Norway concept is the way to go. Should I be lucky enough to be elected I will most certainly be pushing for something very much like it.
However, to both of you, if you don’t agree with what government is doing get off your backside and do something about it!
Join a party, make some effort, don’t sit on the sidelines knocking the efforts of others! Stand-up! You are absolutely right about Territory politics lacking strong long term locals!
So where the hell are you! Since founding Advance Alice I have constantly pushed this point. If you don’t like the constant reinvention of the wheel, if you don’t like blow-ins from south running our committees, if you don’t like decisions from governments made up of people with almost no Territory background, and who have no intention of staying around, then stand up! Because until you do we are going to have to put up with it!
David, governments are elected to make decisions! Thats the whole idea!
We might not like it but selling TIO was an absolute necessity it was about to bankrupt the Territory! Have a look at the figures. What would you have done? The port? We still own it! We’ve sold the lease for a considerable sum while also gaining a serious operator with massive plans for expansion.
This, by the way, puts us in the same boat as most major ports in this country! Nearly all are leased out, at least two others to Chinese companies I believe. If you have a good look at the detail and forward predictions I think you will find that we got a pretty good deal. Time will tell of course.
Peter, while in my older age I’m pretty good at working cooperatively with others. I don’t take instruction at all well! The only lines I will read are the ones I write myself!

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Bulldoze vile, medieval Don Dale centre: CLP candidate
Wonderful Peter … If that is indeed your name another from behind the hedge. What have you yourself ever contributed to the betterment of our community, Peter?
You say the Country Liberals are missing strong people. Like yourself I presume? The ones who fade away when things get tough!
Mmmm, my apologies but I just can’t quite see that.
I re-joined the Country Liberals about nine months ago I did so because I absolutely believe in good strong conservative government and I know that our community is in great peril if we lose the one we’ve got!
So your great decision Peter, your cure all for the ills of government, is to vote in a bunch of misfit independents who have absolutely no idea what they stand for, of how to run a government! Whoops, wait, your supposedly squeaky clean independent running against me was the Minister for Corrections, at one time a decision maker in this supposedly terrible Government.
How’s that work? So that’s your answer? The same people under a different flag!
But let’s be serious here, while there has been ups and downs with this government, as there is with any government, they have actually managed to achieve far more for the regions than any government before them!
This town is perched on a precipice: On the top side we have a huge improvement in law and order, we have tourists on our streets again, we have several large impending free enterprise projects set to rock this town to its foundations, the biggest funded infrastructure spend in our history just about to happen.
And then down below set to drag us over the edge there is the Labor Party! All that expertise in economy busting mayhem just waiting to put us right back where we were! Your solution is a bunch of independents, with mostly no experience or those who have, no ability to work with others!
So, this is how it really goes, Peter, either the Country Liberals or the Labor Party will win the election! Have absolutely no doubt about it! Voting for an Independent will result in the Labor Party winning the election!
Understand that Peter, own it! You are backing Labor!
Oh and as for your vote … I’m sorry but you appear to be seeking misery and mayhem, so I’ll have to pass!
You should vote Labor, they’ve got exactly the policies you’re after!


Recent Comments by Steve Brown

Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
Oddly enough Domeninco, from around 1984 I’ve noted an escalating deterioration of our town’s earlier strengths and character.
Those of us who are amongst the town’s earliest families, the builders of the Alice and other towns in the Territory, understood what it took to create healthy, well balanced, economically viable, communities.
Unfortunately the vibrancy once driven by a very healthy private sector has long since given way to petty bureaucracy and welfareism along with all the blow in petty politic of envy and ignorance those sectors brought with them.
Replacing vibrancy, hope and belief with a petty mentality of obstructionism and envy, glaring down, standing in the way of, anything that might create, dare I say, the dirty words economic progress!
This attempt to save an ugly, rotten old, asbestos riddled building of no architectural merit is just another example of that moronic stifling mentality.
Crime and corruption about which these people winge constantly, flourishes in places that don’t offer hope and progress!
Sloth and disillusionment flourish in places of bureaucratic overload and petty envious obstructionism!
To clean our town up, to get it moving, to offer hope, we need to deal with those things!
We simply must learn to walk right on bye the wingers, specially the blow-in wingers, and to get right on with building our town, a place of enormous potential if only it is given enough air to breathe.


Gallery fiasco: school heritage process ‘massively flawed’
There is absolutely nothing architecturally noteworthy about this crappy old building, just because a particular person visited, walked past, looked at or went to this school doesn’t make it a place that must be preserved!
It would hang like a millstone around the community’s collective necks for perpetuity.
This building has been sitting there rotting for years yet you suddenly find a deep underlying passion and love for it when another use for its location is found?
I cry BS on this claim!
You are simply being obstructionist! As per usual I might add!
Keeping old completely un-noteworthy buildings in premier positions simply creates an enormously expensive ulcerating rot in the central locations of town, forcing us to extend our CBD over a wider and wider area destroying along with that expansion any chance of creating a thriving central CBD.
So while there certainly are buildings that are noteworthy and worth preserving despite this fact ie Flynn Church and Adelaide House etc.
Much less noteworthy building such as this old school must give way to the new!


Private forecaster tips massive rains for Alice
Heavy rains will certainly be welcome, no doubt about it Ed, but 30 to 50mm is a long way short of what’s required to produce floods like the one pictured.
That kind of flood requires closer to 200mm over a fairly short period of time … wouldn’t that be nice?


Big crowd at local School Strike 4 Climate Action
@ Evelyn: While I agree with the general intent of your comment it is important to note for the interested children’s education, that neither their action nor any taken by this nation will have the slightest effect on the world climate! Even if we could completely halt all of our carbon production tomorrow, it would not make the slightest difference to climate change.
So by all means kids work towards a cleaner environment, cleaner air and cleaner oceans, but don’t be taken for a ride by those who seek to create irrational fears about your own beautiful world, through politically motivated, fear mongering garbage, about climate change.
It is a natural part of our world and always will be!
The thing we really do need to need fear and guard against, are the mindless efforts of indoctrinated climate fanatics who seek through their ignorance and city bred real world isolation, to do something irrational about planetary warming.
It would benefit everyone to keep in mind that a warming climate is a more productive climate, while on the other hand a cooling climate very quickly becomes a threat to all life on earth, through starvation!
Let’s hope we get to sit somewhere in between. In the meantime there is one very real threat we should all fight and guard against, the life threatening efforts of climate science to artificially interfere with our climate. One stupid mistake and “Winter really will be coming”!


‘Arrogant’ government fails to answer 20 questions
Didn’t Robyn spruik long and loud the benefits of having an Independent Member for Araluen?
Now she is completely bound up in petty squabbling about more resources.
And not one single question to Government about things that affect the rest of us.
While the Territory goes to hell in a hand basket!
No pressure on Government at all!
Talk about ineffective.
You are payed a dam good wage plus expenses. Write your own speeches and for the Territory’s sake, get on with the job.
[ED – Mr Brown was the CLP candidate for Araluen.]


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