My Grandfather used to say “if a horseman comes to …

Comment on Manison: No slash and burn approach to fiscal emergency by Braedon Earley.

My Grandfather used to say “if a horseman comes to you complaining about his horse – don’t bother looking at the horse – the problem is in front of you”.
It’s a simple analogy, let’s apply it to the Northern Territory Government. If you listen to Treasurer Nicole Manison she was a wealth of excuses; but for anyone who knows anything about running a business, none of them stick.
Then listen to Greg Bicknell, Chamber of Commerce calling for more big projects and that hydraulic fracking should be under way?
Well no Greg – the economy (which is a separate thing to the Budget, Katie) is in freefall because of the boom – bust scenario created by INPEX and mismanaged by both the ALP and the CLP.
At the time of this ill-conceived invite by NT Labor Martin / Henderson Government who were advised by Gunner, Manison and Woolfe, brought INPEX to town with NO GAS RESERVATION (which was what they were running from in WA) and no real accountability for the fragile NT economy.
This gas company destroyed the tourism industry and eventually destroyed the housing market because Labor didn’t cross the Ts nor dot the Is.
That’s why the economy is in freefall. But you won’t hear that on 104.9 or in any media that benefits from the advertising paid for by the said gas company. But you will hear the said media personnel looking to attribute blame to the “Cliff”? But what does that mean? It means mismanagement by NT Labor when they first invited INPEX to town.
Okay, so what’s that got to do with the Budget and NT Government going broke? A lot really.
Because it’s the same people who originally made the mistakes with the big gas company now making the same mistakes through mismanagement again of taxpayers money.
It’s also the same people now trying to cover up this mismanagement either in the media or in NT Government-funded mouthpiece organisations.
Fracking is not the answer either. Short term gain for long term pain. It cannot be regulated effectively and it cannot create a sustainable economy.
It’s another INPEX, just more of the same.
In layman’s terms, there is nothing wrong with the horse as there is nothing wrong with the Territory. It’s the horseman – which in the case is the NT Gunner Labor politicians and their hangers-on.
It’s time the Administrator got involved.

Recent Comments by Braedon Earley

Town Council: protect Alice water from fracking
Don’t Frack the Northern Territory.
Short sighted politicians, and their advisers are destroying the Northern Territory. Let’s leave a positive footprint and environment for generations to come.
As for Price, surely some disciplinary action is warranted.


Price family were sole complainants against Cocking & Satour 
Jacinta do the right thing, resign from the Federal election race, you have proven your skill set beyond reasonable doubt.


Satour & Price seeking legal advice in Code of Conduct saga
Can you just imagine Price in Federal politics?
If her behaviour in the Alice Springs Council is an example of what she does when she gets a bit of power? Her behaviour and targeting of fellow councillors is un-Territorian.


Proposal to end the code of conduct charade
Who is the vexatious person behind all of these said Codes of Conduct?


Anzac Oval will be site for gallery: Gunner
It would appear that the efforts of some to form another political party and obtain the status of opposition has failed.
There goes at the same time the financial incentives (sought by some) to start the party as well.
It would also appear that point scoring by an independent elected member, claiming the high ground, on the back of the work by others, “the un-wielding mighty four Alice Springs councillors” is also the order of the day for the current sittings of the Legislative Assembly.
Alice Springs is not attracting positive media about the hard working community members or its efforts to stand against a dictatorial NT Labor Government when it comes to protecting its community icons like ANZAC Oval.
It would appear from the outside looking in, that the township is poorly represented at the moment on all fronts and only exacerbated by the negative press both nationally and internationally.
I believe Alice Springs could be represented by people who genuinely have the community as their first and only priority.
Better represented in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly and better represented in Federal Politics.
In my opinion, the current status quo is not working in the best interest if Alice Springs.


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