@ Steve Brown (Posted July 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm): …

Comment on Advice on ‘insane’ air fares from blackfeller Bob Katter by Alex Nelson.

@ Steve Brown (Posted July 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm): I note the reference to “the construction of a national art and cultural centre” which appears to confuse two separate proposals.
As Dale McIver correctly names, the National Indigenous Art Centre is a high priority of the NT Government and is a project under active consideration and planning.
By contrast, the concept of a national indigenous cultural centre is a quite separate matter that has a long way to go as a firm proposal.
There are alternative options that have been suggested and these have yet to be “fleshed out”.
Unfortunately both concepts have often been conflated in reporting and commentary but they are very separate ideas.

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‘Catastrophic’ drop in construction work
@ Evelyne (Posted June 28, 2019 at 3:15 pm): Perhaps you should ask people working within the public service/bureaucracy about the difference between democracy and tyranny. On second thought, don’t bother – they all have to keep their mouths shut.

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@ Interested Darwin Observer (Posted June 28, 2019 at 8:04 am): Oh! Are we a democracy?

Alice to get first Aboriginal owned earth ground station
If I recall correctly, the Geoscience Australia Antenna commenced operation as a Landsat receiving station in 1979, so this year marks its 40th anniversary.
Our family was living at the CSIRO residence by Heath Road at the time, now the Centre for Appropriate Technology.
There was one funny occasion when my brother was wandering around in the paddock nearby the new facility, and wherever he went the antenna would swing around and point towards him.
I think he got a bit spooked by it but it was the technical officers in the adjoining demountable lab that were just having a bit of fun.

Architect of Katherine’s masterplan to be Alice council CEO
This is tremendous good news for Alice Springs. I shall put on hold my plans to move to Katherine 🙂

Car crashed into supermarket, alcohol stolen
Certainly not the first time that kind of offence has occurred at those premises!

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