Cr Matt Paterson, do you really believe that the attitude …

Comment on Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership by Evelyne Roullet.

Cr Matt Paterson, do you really believe that the attitude of our PM, Jacinta Price and Senator Scullion are a good role model for our youths?
In my eyes they are three snobs in the real sense of the term: “Peacocks with no breeding.”
Where did they learn their manners and diplomacy?
Of course the whole town could not have be on the guests list, but the rightful custodians of the town and the councillors representatives of the community should have been on it.
Jacinta, so proud to be Warlpiri / Irish, should have shown respect of protocols and sensitivities.
As an educator I always believe that children should be taught tact: It encompasses many things, including emotional intelligence, respect, discretion, self-awareness, thoughtfulness, compassion, subtlety, honesty, diplomacy, and courtesy.
I did not see any of those elements in the PM visit.
Tact is strongly influenced by culture and because we are a multicultural society tact is important.

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Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership
Who invite should pay the bill:if the Town Council invited the PM the ratepayers should pay; if Jacinta Price invited him she should pay. I do not give her the title of councillor, because in my opinion political parties are infiltrating local government and pushing their agendas to the detriment of local issues. She was elected as a representative of the whole community not as a CLP candidate
Councillors are supposed to be there for community issues, so unless the PM came with solutions for our problems we should not fork out for the bill.
POLITICAL parties should be banned from local government.


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End of CBD.
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@ Jack: Rooms on each side of a corridor is to give adequate ventilation to the building (no air con). Ventilation moves outdoor air into a building or a room, and distributes the air within the building or room.
The general purpose of ventilation in buildings is to provide healthy air for breathing by both diluting the pollutants originating in the building and removing the pollutants from it. This is called cross-bow natural ventilation.
Few months before Darwin Cyclone of 1974 ,some old Chinese houses of the same design with veranda around it, in the city, were marked for demolition by ignorant developers.
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This old high school would have survived cyclones and tornadoes by opening all windows.
I know because in West equatorial Africa were I grew up, we had the same design.


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Ted: “Particularly does this apply to issues regarding First Australian matters.”
This makes me wonder why the government wants an Aborigine cultural center if no-one wants to learn from the said culture?
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Yes, Jack, something is very wrong with our society: Technology has replaced commonsense.
A tracker like Ted said would have found them in no time especially with the tracks left by the dog.
By experience I can tell some GPS and compasses do not work in the bush.
• Not enough satellites.
• Signal obstruction like trees, caves, hills, clothing, and the human body can prevent GPS signals from the satellites reaching the receiver.
When possible, put a GPS receiver in a place where it has a clear and unobstructed view of a large portion of the sky. Same for a satellite phone.
Navigation by compass is a practiced skill, and when not practiced on a regular basis it becomes easily forgotten. However with your watch you are certain to find north and therefore, south.


Pastoralist finds alive the second of the three missing
I agree with you Alex something must have been very wrong and we probably will never know the truth.
The region and the outback were not new to the two ladies.
September 1982 working for Mines and Energy on the first Alice Springs Darwin railway line geophysical survey I used to walk a minimum of 15 kilometres a day 22 kilometres is nothing.


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