Fantastic to read a pragmatic response from Duncan van der …

Comment on Salt mine: Alice needs to grasp a major opportunity by Harold.

Fantastic to read a pragmatic response from Duncan van der Merwe as opposed to the fear mongering opening post and the response from our very own Cr Brown. Should the taxpayer not promise to foot the entire bill for the road upgrade immediately?
It’s perfectly expected that a MD will push as hard as possible to get the maximum benefit for their shareholders, but just because they blow a bit doesn’t mean you have to fall down immediately.
Emotion won’t play a part in their decision, it will come down to the business case for each option they have available.
Having said that, worker happiness is a key ingredient of any successful business and should FIFO provide that, then it may be the preferred method even if a little more costly.
It would be a bit of a toss up between FIFO and a 2.5 to 3hr return commute to work each day if it was the choice I was faced with.

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Salt mine: Alice needs to grasp a major opportunity
The idea that the Territory taxpayer foot the bill for the entire upgrade of that road seems a little extreme. They’ve obviously sold it to Cr Brown though. Good for them.

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Milk and honey or fracking battle field?
Would Edan Baxtrer prefer only his viewpoint to be tolerated in this publication?
Quite typical of a believer mentality, shout down anything contradictory regardless of how scientifically sound or objectively sourced.

Gas, fracking: potential benefits to Aborigines enormous
@ Bruce Francais: Yawn.
Same old rubbish, still not answering to direct questions and deploying the same old diversionary tactics.
Unsubstantiated claims, both about the science and the support for the vocal minority that is the anti-fracking mob.
“Most Territorians”, you continue to make me laugh, you actually believe this. Good on you, you have very strong beliefs.
Belief – “an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.”

Gas, fracking: potential benefits to Aborigines enormous
@ Bruce: I keep reading about this “vast percentage of Territorians” and yet it really isn’t represented in any ordinary congregation of people that I’ve experienced.
But then, I’m just an ordinary Territorian, not passionate towards either side, but certainly thirsty for knowledge, but all there appears to be is empty propaganda from the likes of yourself and your cohorts.

Vinnies in Alice barely surviving
I haven’t read any of the comments yet, but the update from the Vinnies spokesperson smells a fair bit like an oft used template that they’ve been sending out after using the “find and replace” command in MS Word.

Gas, fracking: potential benefits to Aborigines enormous
Geez, looks like balanced reporting isn’t welcome among the anti-fracking crew.
Who would have thought that kind of response would be forthcoming from a group of people with nothing other than a belief that fracking is bad.
Not only are they all learned scientists and experts in the process, but they’re all very high functioning economists as well. What a laugh.
Still waiting for something resembling evidence from the ringleaders in the other thread.
Based on the responses in here, I’d be a fool to be expecting anything other than repetition of the same unfounded statements.

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