Liz Martin is typical of the hardworking people who have …

Comment on Liz Martin says goodbye and good luck by John Bell.

Liz Martin is typical of the hardworking people who have given the Alice a good name over many years.
The National Transport Hall of Fame situation is a tragedy should never have been allowed to occur.
It’s easy to see where it is headed, with Liz and the organisation a needless casualty of government regulations. Volunteer organisations rarely receive the financial recognition that they deserve.
The loss of this admirable Hall of Fame will leave a huge hole that will need to be filled.
A Central Australian Sports Hall of Fame is long overdue. However, even if it gets financial support from government or council or private business, it is hardly likely that the volunteers who would inevitably staff it would get the support they need.
Alice should take a leaf out of the book of Queanbeyan, a NSW town of similar population.
Its Sports Hall of Fame is magnificent in its simplicity – right in the heart of town. A gem.

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I read somewhere once that Australia is the most over-governed country in the western world. The highest ratio of politicians per head of population.
Bob’s argument certainly conforms with that line of thinking.

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Before Warren has to toss the coin, I have a unanswered questions about the expenditure of Commonwealth Department of Health grant funds in 2010-2012 in the Indigenous Marathon Project on his watch.
Simple questions.
No reason why simple answers cannot be forthcoming

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Thanks for the explanation, Erwin.
Somehow, though, I tend to believe that a great number of Alicians will be most reluctant to express their views publicly. Alicians on all sides of the issue.
Good people, people of conscience and integrity. Alicians who love their town. Alicians who are in despair and are losing hope.

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So many Alicians are refraining from making any comment whatsoever on this most important social matter. Their silence is significant. Their reasons for remaining silent would be most enlightening.
[ED – No surprise there, John. The matter is sub judice, that means “under the judge,” and publishing any fact relating to evidence, unless having been mentioned in court, is in contempt of court and subject to significant penalties. We will have a thorough coverage of the court case.]

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I would think these stats have been replicated in all the states and territories during the lockdown.
Easy to see why home break-ins and car thefts were down. People have been at home. Thieves and robbers aren’t particularly known for their bravery when they know they may face an angry family member with a baseball bat.
But it doesn’t really explain why commercial break-ins have been down. No trading, no cash on the premises perhaps?

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