@ Chris2: Politicians, elected or not, do not rule the …

Comment on Liz Martin says goodbye and good luck by Evelyne Roullet.

@ Chris2: Politicians, elected or not, do not rule the county. Public servants do. Politicians came and go, public servants remain.
When the Minister is inundated with correspondence, Bernard offers to take it off his hands by sending “official replies”.
Bernard: “I’ll just say, ‘The Minister has asked me to thank you for your letter’ and something like ‘The matter is under consideration’, or even ‘under active consideration’.”
Hacker: “What’s the difference?”
Bernard: “Well, ‘under consideration’ means we’ve lost the file, ‘under active consideration’ means we’re trying to find it.”

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Liz Martin says goodbye and good luck
So sorry Liz. May be it is time in Alice Springs to have the volunteers striking in support of the Hall of Fame.
Alice Springs, like many other towns in the country, depends on the efforts of the volunteers who give generously of their time to help associations / organisations / others.
In Alice the list is huge.
One day or two without volunteers, and the government will realize where they go wrong.


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‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’
“This coroner’s report has to look at the police and all the health and social issues that have contributed to the death,” Ms Shaw is quoted in the release.
Communities have also to be responsible, and ask themselves why the clinic was closed? It was not the police’s fault but the actions of some community members.
Who in his or her sane mind would go to work fearing for his or her life?


Town Council: New dawn for transparency
Mayor and Councillors are employees with glorified titles.
Assess Staff Performance:
The Act says: “A member must respect the confidentiality of information obtained in confidence in the member’s official capacity” and “the CEO must suppress from publicly available material information classified under the Regulations as confidential”.
And this is to be respected. However the employers, ratepayers and taxpayers cannot be kept too often in the dark as we have the right to judge the staff performance.


Government grant for Todd Tavern, Alice Plaza development
The Todd Tavern (originally the Riverside Hotel) is another historic site and building that is going to disappear, another nail for Alice’s coffin.
This hotel has had various owners and various names, yet it remains the oldest hotel still in use in Alice Springs.
The original building on the site, built about 1918, was a store. In 1951 an application was made for a licence for the “Riverside Hotel” and was granted on condition that the hotel be built by 1954. Nevertheless it was to be 1958 before the hotel was completed.
Designed by architect Beni Burnett, delays to the building were caused by both Burnett’s death and that of Jim Richards, the local builder who died in a fall working on the Flynn Church. The hotel was eventually finished by Joe Kilgariff. The verandas were added in the 1970s.
Two historic buildings, the Turner House and the Stuart Arms Hotel, disappeared to give way to the Ford Plaza when in 1986 bulldozers moved in.
The Old Alice was dead and this was the first nail in the coffin.
In 1987 the second nail came – Marron’s Newsagency.
The third nail is Anzac Hill School.
Soon the coffin will be sealed and we will bury Alice.


Government grant for Todd Tavern, Alice Plaza development
Alert bulletin from the National Centre for Disease Control: The Gunner government suffers from megalomania, a mental illness.
Symptoms:
• delusional fantasies.
• inflated self esteem and overestimate powers.
Not contagious and only know treatment is the isolation of the patients.


Now that the Rock can’t be climbed, visiting it will cost more
Uncle Hucklebuck: Top secret. UFO land on the top, there is a tunnel which goes up to Pine Gap.
Once I told this to a tourist who believed me and put it on his blog.


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