I attended the meeting and was impressed by the panel …

Comment on Fracking: The nays have it by Ted Egan.

I attended the meeting and was impressed by the panel and the presentation. I shall forward my comments on the comprehensive sheet provided.
So, on that score, congratulations to government for the thoroughness of its inquiry to date.
There is no doubt in my mind that, if a single risk is present, it is lunacy to proceed.
Alice Springs News has listed over fifty definite adverse risks. Leave the gas in the ground.
Let’s concentrate on the renewables for power. Tides in the Top End; wind at Tennant Creek and the Barkly Tableland, solar in The Centre.
We could lead the nation.

Recent Comments by Ted Egan

The sound of stockwhips cracking and the thunder of hooves
Good on you Tanya. I so admire the life on a good cattle station.
The essentials: a good Boss and a good Missus.
Tanya, Brett, M’Lis and Ben were so lucky: Great parents, lots of good fun, music, learning essential disciplines from loving parents and companions.
Station kids can ride buckjumpers, walk cattle across Australia, drive trucks, yet they also derive so much benefit from our wonderful School of the Air, today demonstrating to the world the principles of education in isolation.
It’s a great book and I recommend it to all


Council rejects parts of Kilgariff
See my earlier comment. What they have done is redirect the Todd River in flood back to itself, swamping the cemetery en route.
But in reality a 100 year flood (If it ever happened) through Kilgariff is going to provide a slow, gradual, welcome drink for trees and gardens of the blocks.


‘Affordable land’ in a man-made desert
Talk about overkill. We are now re-directing the flooding Todd (if it ever occurs) back into itself, drowning the cemetery en route.
As the Welsh say, there’s clever. As the locals say: too smart altogether.


Tourism smaller but better, pollies must talk to the people
What a joy to read such sensible comments from two experienced Old Timers.
In August the NT has the opportunity to elect an effective, hard-working government, for we will be living in a very different world post Corona. Thus, we need to have “the facts” enunciated for us in well-motivated but apolitical terms, as Charlie and Gavin have done here.
Well done Erwin, Kieran and Julius Dennis.
There are many other wise Elders out there, in splendid isolation in these crazy times “just waiting to be asked”.


Kaytetye woman Jean Pepperill in final year of medicine
This is what it’s all about. Congratulations.


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