Here is a question for all those interested in and …

Comment on Art gallery: Door slammed on Desert Park by Hal Duell.

Here is a question for all those interested in and commenting on the proposed National Indigenous Art Gallery.
If you personally were asked to fund, build and guarantee such an immensely important project, would you entrust it to the Northern Territory Government and the Alice Springs Town Council?

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Art gallery: Door slammed on Desert Park
Unless something has happened recently, ASTC still owns Anzac Oval.
I find myself wondering how long before the new government in SA announces Federal funding for an “iconic national indigenous art gallery” on the site of the old Adelaide Royal Hospital.
We in Alice still say we own this project. It’s ours by right. It would be unthinkable to built it elsewhere in Australia.
Questions: Do the aldermen in Adelaide require protective escorts on their way to and from council meetings? Are pedestrians scared to walk on North Terrace after the sun goes down? What was it the captain of the Titanic said just before encountering that iconic iceberg? Something about full speed ahead?
Changing metaphors here, but the Gunner government is beginning to resemble nothing so much as an iconic rabbit in the headlights.


Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
@ John Bell, Posted March 28, 2020 at 8:47pm: Bit of a cheap shot, that “Wuhan Virus”.
It could just as easily be called the Fort Detrick Virus.
Maybe we should all just stick with COVID-19 until we know more.


Do what I do: a lesson for the government, police
That the officer in question did what he did speaks to a degree of selfish irresponsibility that has to call into question his right to bear arms in public, to detain and arrest.
I hope he survives the virus, and I hope those he infected, if any, do also.
And then I hope he is dismissed from the NT Police.


Now it’s five
And has anyone suggested that the New South Wales health minister Brad Hazzard should be charged with criminal negligence for allowing those 2700 passengers to disembark without being tested for the virus?


Record NT debt: Gunner mum on collateral
There’s another serious problem with Gunner’s program for the coming year, and that has to do with the price of oil.
Saudi Arabia and Russia have just started an oil price war, and the perhaps intended consequence of that will be to shut the US shale gas out of international markets.
Lower than a certain price, and fracked gas is simply not economically viable. Bankruptcies are expected.
So probably good news for the anti-fracking lobby – profit and loss economics may make that whole problem go away.
This Gunner dude is looking more and more like someone who simply doesn’t keep up.


Record NT debt: Gunner mum on collateral
Compulsory acquisition with what? We already have a debt requiring one million dollars a day in interest.
And tourism is tanking all around the world.
It’s Corona time.
And this bloke wants to build another art gallery?
Deadset, if only he had an orange comb-over, I could love him like I love the Golden Golem of Greatness himself.


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