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Comment on ‘Cannibalising’ Vowles is childish, says CLP by Meg.

The Opposition is commenting as an Opposition (understandably) but would have followed the same course of action if in government.
The substandard skill set, proven track record and reputation of persons gaining places in NT Parliament is very much a part of the current government’s problems, as it was with the Giles mob. This is proving once again that the NT as well as its government and funded departments and boards are run by a bunch of unqualified cowboys whose heads are swollen with delusions of grandeur and self importance.
Just like all those missing millions of Indigenous dollars overseen by individuals with demanding “brothers and sisters” wanting a cut, money has been spent unwisely by people in government believing taxpayer money is a renewable resource providing endless supply for little in return.
The NT is the place to come and hide a bad past and an incompetent future.
Indigenous people getting ripped off by their own community members too selfish or illiterate to manage power and money appropriately have only themselves to blame.
They are resting on their laurels, comfortable being controlled by a white paternalistic government, preferring to remain dumb, ignorant uneducated by wallowing in the past instead of going to school.
They do this so they can blame lack of opportunity and autonomy on whites when things go wrong, like their own family or elders going berserk buying private stuff from funded money.
The NT is taken advantage of by a lot of under-qualified people who wouldn’t get a look in elsewhere.
Why? Because even the urban white families are way too relaxed about the very poor performance in comparison with the rest of the country, including the poorest parts of larger cities.
Half-arsed efforts that at school pass for OK lead to half-arsed leaders of the future.
From the NT News down, the image presented is cringe worthy and low brow.
Gunner was probably a mediocre teacher too, as are a lot of teaching “Professionals”.

Recent Comments by Meg

Government to pay for remote residents’ COVID isolation
Yes Surprised! I’ve stepped around people congregating with flagons at Stuart Park shops.
They are waiting for SVDP to feed them for nothing so there’s more to spend on grog.
There are also empty tins of John West tuna or salmon tossed about … a brand my family budget couldn’t afford, especially at corner store prices.
Working full time and still financially living on the margin, I just could never understand how a person could afford to drink or smoke but is too poor to feed their own kids or get a room if in town to visit relatives in the hospital.
The bottle shops in community areas should be shut down for two weeks to ensure the hardship money is spent on stocking cupboards with food and long life milk.
Trust everyone takes care of one another rather than their own selfish, self absorbed addictions.

Anger with out-of-control kids: council needs to step up
There was a time when ivory poaching was at its peak that a problem with ‘rogue elephants’developed in the African landscape. Young elephants left orphaned without parental guidance to teach them how to behave like an elephant should. These rogues’ behaviour was so antisocial that some had to be put down as the most humane option. Of course this is not an option within human society but the premise is the same: Absent parents.
We hear that all the dads, uncles and other significant male role models are in jail and that nannas are the people kids go to for food etc. Where are the mums? Are they too hung over or too busy playing cards or getting themselves beaten up in front of kids watching on, to look after their children as a priority before their own personal need for grog, gambling or violent man in their life?
Family is the cornerstone of all human society worldwide and it is within the confines of the family unit that potential rogue elephants are guided or redirected away from unacceptable societal behaviours.
The banned drinkers register and other interventions are only racist if not applied Australia wide. The interventions should expand to force chronic drinkers, druggies and gamblers of breeding age who repeatedly refuse medical assistance to get well and behave acceptably, to be sterilised. To be at the mercy of an alcoholic or foetal alcohol rogue elephant is just as frightening and dangerous as facing an ice addict. If it’s wrong to remove children from abusive, neglectful cornerstone family units (citing the stolen generation as an excuse rather than a reason),then at least stop the self absorbed […] from breeding little rogue elephants, some born already brain addled from alcohol before their first breath is taken. Potential mums and dads of all backgrounds need to keep their knickers on and stop breeding trouble for the rest of society to suffer.
The utter selfishness of addicts who blame society or history rather than their own choices when confronted with their disrespect of societal laws and cultural values, is at its core the reason for problems in Alice Springs or elsewhere in Australia.
To all potential parents in black, white, multicultural Australian society who don’t want to be constrained by the obligations of parenthood: Your behaviour is remiss as is citing racism or stolen generation every time somebody tries to remove vulnerable children from witnessing it, experiencing abuse in neglect. It is not the person removing the child to a safer place who is the racist. It is the breeding age adults who are disrespecting traditional culture, culture of the family unit.
The erosion of culture – whatever the hell that is – comes from within, not without the family unit. Stop blaming everyone else for being too weak and lazy to do your rightful job of parenting and stop putting hand out for parenting payment support if you relinquish your responsibilities to others or even actively train and encourage your children to steal for your habits knowing that minors can’t be charged.
The law needs to change here too. Any kids found roaming about unsupervised at inappropriate times etc should lose Centrelink support to the adult meant to be parenting that child roaming the streets, and [the adult] should be charged with those crimes including jail time because they are already absent parents. My comments relate to every town, every family in Australia.

Young thugs assault two men for cigarettes
What’s were two teen men doing out on Stuart Terrace at 2am?
I know in a democratic society they should be free to go where they want, when they want but the question begs: What’s were they looking from life at 2am in Alice Springs other than shift work keeping them from their comfy beds off the street.

Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
Some guy runs away after striking a woman known to him in a public hospital facility near witnesses “with a sharp object”.
Clearly it wasn’t his intellect that hurt her.
But she’d be the bigger tool of the two if she forgave and went back for more.
Call cops, lay charges, even if it means a prison stint, move on.

Grog stats: No independent review
Bravo, well said Mr Smerk.

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