One day, the tree will grow old and die just …

Comment on Woman’s narrow miss as sacred tree sheds branches by Karen.

One day, the tree will grow old and die just like everything else. What is the protocol for dealing with a dying sacred tree shedding branches or one that is rotting into the ground?
At what stage does a dead tree lose the status of sacred? When it is a stump, sawdust or a hole in the ground?
I am in no way being facetious because these trees have a legal status and there must therefore be a definition for the tree’s life cycle.
My mother’s ashes are buried at the foot of a native tree. The tree gets trimmed when needed or when it intrudes into my neighbor’s yard.
It is still sacred, but just a lot safer for human beings whose lives are also sacred.

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Surely CAAMA’s raison d’être is to train Aboriginal people with a view to offering full employment or at least make them employable to other media organisations.
If, after about 30 years, CAAMA and other Aboriginal organisations, have failed to train and keep Aboriginal employees to the point where they can’t function without outside help, then there is absolutely no point in funding them.

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Get over Giles. He isn’t in politics anymore and has the same right as Afghan Traders or anyone else to earn a living for his family.
The news story that might interest readers is the pros AND cons of organic foods.
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I would heap kudos on a well researched piece of journalism to clear up this matter.

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You need to come into the 21C Danny – the South Australia police force, which is acknowledged to one of the best in Australia, interacts and works with their employers, the public, very well. Social media is one the means of doing this.

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@ Eli Melky, who said: “How about we think of it as a positive, you see if there are more vacant properties available (supply), the balance will shift in favour of future tenants (demand). Additional benefits will be lower rents, more people employed, cheaper product, sustainable economy, more sponsors for local sport and charities.”
Ummm, well it’s just that if there are three vacant shops and three more are built you end up with six vacant shops.
That tends to make commercial real estate of this nature a tad less valuable, both capital-wise and rent-wise.
Given that vacant shops in Alice Springs are spreading like cane toads in Darwin, I think that staying away from such a project might be in the interest of everyone.

Council partnership in CBD complex seems certain
These councillors should take note of the ever increasing numbers of vacant shops. Adding more shops is adding to the problem and is in fact a clear disincentive to anyone owning commercial property in Alice Springs. It is risky enough now and new shops could double or triple the risk.
Community opinion is strongly against this paid parking high rise.
The punishment dished out by people with ruffled feathers last election might be revisited on those with short term memories next election.

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