Don’t let this knock you off your stride, Jimmy, we …

Comment on Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor by Ian Sharp.

Don’t let this knock you off your stride, Jimmy, we need you to keep representing your values and ideas in public forums, including the Council.
I don’t always agree with you but you have made an invaluable contribution over the years.

Ian Sharp Also Commented

Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor
@ Steve. Your grasp of the Constitution on the point you raise is a bit dubious I think.
S 122: “The Parliament may make laws for the government of any territory surrendered by any State to and accepted by the Commonwealth, or of any territory placed by the Queen under the authority of and accepted by the Commonwealth, or otherwise acquired by the Commonwealth, and may allow the representation of such territory in either House of the Parliament to the extent and on the terms which it thinks fit.”
If I were you I wouldn’t stump up too much money on lawyers fees going to the High Court in support of your view.


Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor
@ Steve Brown: Ha! Interesting comment, bet you enjoyed reminding Jimmy of that.
However, re your comment “an idiotic undemocratic, I believe unconstitutional, electoral system …” I’m interested to learn why you think it is unconstitutional?


Recent Comments by Ian Sharp

Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
@ Surprised! “It has been allowed to become sensitive. People are way too sensitive these days.”
It has become sensitive to some because people have deliberately used it to cause offence, likening coloured people to monkeys.
Heard it myself used in that ways by teenagers in Alice schools. As for people being too sensitive, well that’s a matter of opinion.
Perhaps people are less prepared to put up and shut up these days.
On a whole range of things. Like domestic violence, widely accepted when I was a kid, cops did not take it seriously.
Or groping in the workplace.
Or using words like nigger or coon, people call that out these days.
Toowoomba’s Nigger Brown stand, no longer? Golliwogs? Too sensitive? Perhaps.
Or social progress. Depends on the context, and how it was taken, not how it was intended.
IMHO Alice Springs is a place where it is unhelpful to be insensitive if we want things to improve over time.


Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
@ Surprised. It’s often meant as a racial slur. Even if not meant, it is how it is taken that counts.
Certainly has caused some hurt and complaint in places, check it out on the web. Monkey chants are widely used by some East European soccer fans against black players in visiting team.
Monkey references used by some in a derogatory sense against coloured people in many societies. In the context that “Liberal” used it, it could easily cause offence.
Some would call this political correctness, others would call it common decency.
Your comments re behaviours were fair enough, you just didn’t get what Ninta was referring to as racism.
You two were talking about different things. Hope this helps.


Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
@ Surprised. I am surprised you missed Ninti’s point. Read Liberal’s comment again … in full. Get it now?


Hermannsburg Mission: questions of survival
Thank you Ted Egan, and Erwin for publishing. Without The Alice News we would miss out on so much.


Big role for tiny Boulia in Outback Way project
Back in the 1980s Boulia gave some insight into what The Alice was before WW2, a small outback rail head, surrounded by cattle stations … not completely the same, no mountains, no Aboriginal missions … but still a time machine for those interested.


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