Sharp comments – thank you Kieran. Time will tell …

Comment on Supreme Court – the inside story by Maya.

Sharp comments – thank you Kieran. Time will tell how this new white elephant will assist the provision of better justice in Central Australia.
Two buildings show the priorities held by previous Governments to project their public image for a mere 240,000 total population in the NT: Parliament House in Darwin and now the Supreme Court in Alice Springs.
The former has the advantage to offer large breathing spaces overlooking the sea and a good library.
Let’s hope that the higher floors of 19 Parsons Street will be wisely used for the benefit of the community.

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Supreme Court – the inside story
Bob, indeed I was mentioning the 240,000 people of the NT, not the 25,000 of Alice Springs.
Indeed we needed better and larger premises. I just hope that this one will do the job despite the inconveniences mentioned in Kieran’s article.


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