It’s a sad state of affairs when it comes to …

Comment on CDU oval a public place no longer by Surprised!.

It’s a sad state of affairs when it comes to this.
We all talk about the need and benefits for kids to get out into the fresh air and exercise, but the element of bad bastards in our society forces the fences to go up and the gates to be locked.
When I was growing up, we loved to go to the park and fly a kite, kick the footy or play cricket. Apart from giving us exercise and having fun, it may have helped us to keep us out of trouble too.
Why is it, that the people who generally do the right thing in society are continually penalised by these bad bastards.
Why not punish the bad ones instead and remove their privileges?
Oh that’s right, you need pollies with guts.

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CDU oval a public place no longer
Makes sense to me BUT we also need real penalties for those who vandalise the place too.
So we’re back to pollies with guts!


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Qantas boss earns 270 times the national average
@ Psuedo Guru: Who really cares what Alan Joyce EARNS? Note “earns” is in caps for a reason. Is it really relevant?
Think about this though, if he didn’t perform, he would be out of a job. Unlike a lot of the government workers, he has to deliver and it is measured.
Anyone who has worked in a high risk and high profile position will understand what I mean. For those who want to complain, try walking in his shoes.
QANTAS is a listed company on the ASX and must show returns for the shareholders. If they don’t he is gone.
The NT Government, on the other hand, paid for by the public, ineffective, over budget, sending us broke, killing tourism, unpopular, expensive to run and we still vote them in.
Get some perspective, people!
NT tourism suffering has no real relationship to Alan Joyces wage. IF QANTAS found it viable to fly here they would. Perhaps if people stopped supporting Tiger and or any other budget airline things may be different.
Furthermore, it is unrealistic to expect a private company to put themselves in a position where they will lose money.
I don’t understand why people think they have the right to demand this?
If you don’t like QANTAS, find an alternative.


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Interesting comment from the council “to assist the police in their role for our community”.
By that I am assuming they mean the parking in Parsons Street. If the police were actually out fighting crime, the cars wouldn’t be there, so this doesn’t make sense at all.
Furthermore as it’s the taxpayers that pay for the police, the council and the parking areas for that matter (via taxes) perhaps the priority for the parking should be given to the taxpayers.
I am disappointed by the justification by the council. At least give us a credible explanation, please.


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Whilst suicide is a horrible outcome of desperation for ANYBODY, I am left wondering why people keep saying Aboriginal people are “disadvantaged”.
From where I see it we all have a hand in making a better lives for ourselves.
There are many many well educated and respected Aboriginal people around us.
It always seems so easy to blame the system or white man when things don’t work out the way we want. (Surely a racist sentiment.)
I see that monumental resources and amounts of money are allocated to the Aboriginal population with little positive outcomes.
Perhaps it is that these disadvantaged people need to also help themselves, respect them themselves and respect others.
I would cringe to know how much money is allocated including royalties and any other money versus measurable outcomes.
I hear people say that there are too many Aboriginal people in gaol. If it’s fact, it’s true, it’s not a race issue. It’s a simple formula: Don’t break the law and you won’t end up in gaol.
Keep hanging on to the past and things will never get better.


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Wow, pretty heavy stuff here.
What I don’t understand is, are people upset at the editor for reporting accurate news or are they upset at themselves for voting for an impotent government?
Criticising the journalism won’t fix the town’s issues, but people getting off their apathetic arses and holding the government accountable, may do.


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@ Evelyne: Only if we are lucky will we go out with a bang. I would imagine we may be a little sheltered by the ranges but the fallout will get us.
It is likely to make the area uninhabitable for many many years.
At the end of the day we are a prime target.
The government has made us defenceless so we have to team up with someone and the only thing we have to offer is a good geographical position.
Yep, stock up on the 3,000 SPF 🙁


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