Amazing … $32m budget and $28m in salaries. They know …

Comment on The millions and the misery by Michael Dean.

Amazing … $32m budget and $28m in salaries. They know who to look after, don’t they.

Recent Comments by Michael Dean

Blackout: Managers must go, says union source
“BESS capacity is equivalent to around 10% of the town’s demand with 40 minutes of storage.”
Well, that didn’t go to plan on Sunday, did it.
With these vast sums of public monies being spent it’s reasonable to expect value for money and what is promised will happen.


Conflict of interest raised in council’s rejection of gallery offer
This is really starting to be a joke of sisyphean proportions. This gallery was promised / promoted by Labor before the last election, well over three years ago and still nothing has happened.
There is every chance in under a year they could be voted out or made impotent because of the independents, meanwhile Alice has nothing to show for the failed Gunner experiment … except crime and chaos on our streets.
If the crime we are expected to tolerate in Alice Springs was in a capital city on the east coast or similar, it would be on TV and in newspapers with editors demanding accountability.
As a town, we should be demanding accountability from this government about a project they put forward to gain votes regarding the art gallery, and their inability or incompetence to actually achieve what they said they would do.


$10m upgrade instead of new youth detention centre
Did I read that correctly: “Adding an additional offence only adds to the paperwork for frontline police and does not add value to the outcome.”
Where does this elected member live? In fairyland?
If you start doing it for some you have to do it for all. We are all equal under the law.
Letting somebody breach bail and get no offence because they are young is emboldening them to offend more.


Bringing Arrernte language into town signage
If people think some local language signs are going to make Alice Springs a better place to live and more attractive to tourists, you need your head examined.
Reduction in crime and lower air fares, that’s where you need to start and build from that.


Ghan walk: Signs of the times
You only noticed the signs out the front of the Post Office because they were directly opposite your electorate office Conlan.
Ministers should be thinking more about the portfolios they hold rather than infighting.


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