@InterestedDarwinObserver. I reapect your view. However, I believe your view …

Comment on 80% of seniors want “return to legalised assisted dying” by John Bell.

@InterestedDarwinObserver. I reapect your view. However, I believe your view on assisted suicide is a “glass half empty” view of pessimism on the human condition.
All I can say to you is this. I have visited palliative care centres and have spoken to dedicated staff and patients of all ages.
I can say from my own experience that the joy of life is vibrant there.
Such a positive caring atmosphere it rubs off on everyone. It is a “glass half full” view that encapsulates the essence of the human spirit.
It rubs off on auffering people and gives them strength to continue against all the odds. You should try a visit sometime, mate.
The Alice has fantastic palliative care givers.

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80% of seniors want “return to legalised assisted dying”
Ms Shearer “80%” of older Territorians would “welcome assisted suicide?”. Four out of five Senior Territorians? Is there a list of their names I wonder.
I bet the magnificent older Alician ladies and blokes who have been at the forefront of palliative care in the Red Centre for many years would not be on that list.
Perhaps if Dr Richard Lim is still with us he should be interviewed and asked that question

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The Territory is too big for them to grasp
I read somewhere once that Australia is the most over-governed country in the western world. The highest ratio of politicians per head of population.
Bob’s argument certainly conforms with that line of thinking.

NT to become just one Federal seat of Parliament
Before Warren has to toss the coin, I have a unanswered questions about the expenditure of Commonwealth Department of Health grant funds in 2010-2012 in the Indigenous Marathon Project on his watch.
Simple questions.
No reason why simple answers cannot be forthcoming

Zachary Rolfe prosecution: possible hearing in September
Thanks for the explanation, Erwin.
Somehow, though, I tend to believe that a great number of Alicians will be most reluctant to express their views publicly. Alicians on all sides of the issue.
Good people, people of conscience and integrity. Alicians who love their town. Alicians who are in despair and are losing hope.

Zachary Rolfe prosecution: possible hearing in September
So many Alicians are refraining from making any comment whatsoever on this most important social matter. Their silence is significant. Their reasons for remaining silent would be most enlightening.
[ED – No surprise there, John. The matter is sub judice, that means “under the judge,” and publishing any fact relating to evidence, unless having been mentioned in court, is in contempt of court and subject to significant penalties. We will have a thorough coverage of the court case.]

Person offences up, property down, in lock-down month
I would think these stats have been replicated in all the states and territories during the lockdown.
Easy to see why home break-ins and car thefts were down. People have been at home. Thieves and robbers aren’t particularly known for their bravery when they know they may face an angry family member with a baseball bat.
But it doesn’t really explain why commercial break-ins have been down. No trading, no cash on the premises perhaps?

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