@ Collins: Please have the guts to put your name …

Comment on Volunteers are beating buffel by Evelyne Roullet.

@ Collins: Please have the guts to put your name to a comment; may be I wrote stupid things, but at least I sign for them.
@ Craig San Roque: Very good, but it is not everyone who can do same, may be for reasons of health or work commitments.
However, may be everyone could control their footpath to avoid the seeds to be transferred far away by winds a major mechanism of dispersal of buffel grass seeds.

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Bush police station broken into, damaged
Why are the Elders not patrolling the streets?


Mass rally shows fury, distrust for police, government
“Speakers found it incredible that someone charged with murder has not been remanded in custody – unheard of for a blackfeller suspect, they repeatedly said.”
Could he have been sent home for his own safety?


‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’
“This coroner’s report has to look at the police and all the health and social issues that have contributed to the death,” Ms Shaw is quoted in the release.
Communities have also to be responsible, and ask themselves why the clinic was closed? It was not the police’s fault but the actions of some community members.
Who in his or her sane mind would go to work fearing for his or her life?


Town Council: New dawn for transparency
Mayor and Councillors are employees with glorified titles.
Assess Staff Performance:
The Act says: “A member must respect the confidentiality of information obtained in confidence in the member’s official capacity” and “the CEO must suppress from publicly available material information classified under the Regulations as confidential”.
And this is to be respected. However the employers, ratepayers and taxpayers cannot be kept too often in the dark as we have the right to judge the staff performance.


Government grant for Todd Tavern, Alice Plaza development
The Todd Tavern (originally the Riverside Hotel) is another historic site and building that is going to disappear, another nail for Alice’s coffin.
This hotel has had various owners and various names, yet it remains the oldest hotel still in use in Alice Springs.
The original building on the site, built about 1918, was a store. In 1951 an application was made for a licence for the “Riverside Hotel” and was granted on condition that the hotel be built by 1954. Nevertheless it was to be 1958 before the hotel was completed.
Designed by architect Beni Burnett, delays to the building were caused by both Burnett’s death and that of Jim Richards, the local builder who died in a fall working on the Flynn Church. The hotel was eventually finished by Joe Kilgariff. The verandas were added in the 1970s.
Two historic buildings, the Turner House and the Stuart Arms Hotel, disappeared to give way to the Ford Plaza when in 1986 bulldozers moved in.
The Old Alice was dead and this was the first nail in the coffin.
In 1987 the second nail came – Marron’s Newsagency.
The third nail is Anzac Hill School.
Soon the coffin will be sealed and we will bury Alice.


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