You could have almost written the script for the anti-fracking …

Comment on Fracking probe head rejects suggestion advisors may be compromised by Melissa.

You could have almost written the script for the anti-fracking side when it came to this enquiry. When the evidence and science is backing this method of gas extraction start screaming “conflict of interest” or “bias” or “multinational conspiracy” because of some obscure link.
I remember going to the enviro fair held at the Botanic Gardens a couple of years ago and went to the anti-fracking grannies stall to get a cup of tea … guess what they were boiling the water with. Too funny!
I’m starting to believe that the anti-fracking groups are just another anti everything brigade.

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A student should have led the chants: Jimmy Cocking
How ironic and so sad! The kid protesters led astray or simply confused on the science?
Here we have on the one hand, the believers in “anthropogenic global warming” citing science is correct and now we have anti-frackers citing science is wrong.
Why did the “no fracking” brigade highjack this protest? What are these kids to believe; science or just the science that suits an agenda?
I think the activists are playing hard ball with very immature minds and this is a dangerous precedent.


Another notch putting The Rock ahead of Alice
Domenico and Whitney appear to be suffering from a lack of political relevance.
Damien Ryan is not in control of the economic fortunes of Yulara or Darwin and has little relevance even to the economy of this town, other than providing those services that the council has responsibility for.
The issue here relates to NT and Federal Government.
The Mayor needs to keep focus on the role of council and not on matters that he has no power to control.
I think if more people actually focused on their own jobs, we would all be better for it.


Anonymous donation doesn’t fix conflict of interest for council
@ Dr Ongo: Great point! Yes, I would want the council to invite and accommodate an afternoon for our probable next Prime Minister; Mr Bill Shorten.
Simply a matter of course and if the Honourable Warren Snowden was present it would make absolute sense that they shared the afternoon. I wonder if these beautiful, intelligent Anatidae family [ the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese, and swans] within the council (yes, unavailing vernacular) would have protested?


Anonymous donation doesn’t fix conflict of interest for council
@ Evelyne Roullet: I am so sorry to offend you and now understand why these geese are there. They certainly do not represent the contributors to Alice, just the ones that would prefer Jacinta not to speak her mind.
If political bias and tax payer money was a real concern, then the likes of these water fowl are as guilty as anyone serving.
Maybe, for the sake of openness and transparency, all councillors should publicly declare who they vote for and where the funding comes from for their other avocations.
I’m guessing some of the dissenters might put their hands out for public funding. Some might even owe some sort of allegiance to our very own NT Government for handouts already received.
BTW, is my last name a concern for you?
I would have thought that attacking my comments would be suffice on such a platform, unless of course you have ulterior motives.


Anonymous donation doesn’t fix conflict of interest for council
This was all over $1409.91. What a joke and waste of council time, but I guess the likes of Melky and co are there to just stir trouble for no tangible outcome.
Who elected these geese!
Maybe we should sack half the councillors and bureaucrats in the civic centre and start employing people that make a difference to Alice Springs.
Here’s a thought, maybe employ more at the council depot where the only real effort is made anyway.


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