Yes Erwin, as I have written elsewhere: “Territorians need more …

Comment on NATS benefit to economy open to question by Charlie Carter.

Yes Erwin, as I have written elsewhere: “Territorians need more than ‘bread and circuses’ from their Government,” but all we got is a couple of circuses, not even some bread.
These taxpayer funded circuses are always justified as bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars without any solid evidence.
I very much doubt anyone came to the Centre to see the light show. Naturally a few that were coming anyway went to see it, but that doesn’t constitute extra dollars.
As for the NATS I don’t think my tax dollars should be spent so that silly people can destroy expensive tyres creating massive stink, noise and pollution.
And I’m not just a basket weaving greenie, I still ride a motorcycle (at 71).
Even with the few hundred (my estimate) who came for the NATS, the main benefit probably went to the big accommodation places, most of which are interstate owned. And now tax payer subsidised.
If the local hoons want to destroy tyres, and silly people want to watch them, I’m sure they can do it locally (organised and off street) without tax payer funding.

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That’s why we all live here
It was bloody marvellous even from the backyard in Eastside.


Territory: Hot and dry
1mm at Eastside.
Made a bit of mud in the bottom of the gauge.
But he petrichor was sweet and strong.
Followed by another 4mm next night.
Laid the dust, and the cool overcast was good for the recently planted replacements for the stuff that was cooked over the summer.

Gentle rain starting to fall
Galahs screeching in the dusk
A dozen on the power lines
upside down, wings spread
swinging from the wires
wetting under their wings.


Jacinta Price spits dummy
@ John Bell: You have either misrepresented or not read Marcia Langton’s article.
It is “The Folly of Jacinta Price”.
That is, the silliness of running a do-nothing, lacklustre, ranting bully who is the darling of the racist right.
Not Jacinta’s follies.
As for the snide remark about Marcia’s “follies”, I too have been around a while.
I worked closely with Marcia in Alice, and although we had our differences, I found her to be a woman of integrity with a passionate commitment to Aboriginal rights, and particularly the rights of Aboriginal women.
This is just smear by innuendo.


Speed up road building, say cattlemen
Two points:
One answer is to stop the “Gas Development”.
It is a fossil fuel.
It will soon be a stranded asset.
As usual this Territory Government is chasing last decade’s tail.
The second point is a bit tougher.
The beef industry is also on the way out.
The planet cannot support it.
That wipe out in NW Queensland is the harbinger of things to come.
Drought followed by floods.
The sensible thing would have have been to compensate the pastoralists and buy them out. Offer them jobs managing the land. Ferals, fires, weeds.
I know how hard the lifestyle change would be.
I grew up on a farm.
But taxpayer funded “relief” is an expensive non-solution.
As would be taxpayer funded road upgrades which would never be recouped, either by gas or beef.


Horses starve, rotting carcasses near homes
One suspects that Mr Shiell is well meaning.
Unfortunately his comment is incoherent and incomprehensible as usual.
If it relates to use of pheromones for mustering animals (a possible interpretation) it is off topic, irrelevant, and ignorant of animal behaviour.


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