@ Eli Melky: But therein lies the problem … …

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

@ Eli Melky: But therein lies the problem … the current mob got in purely on a protest vote, regardless of their competence, capability and experience.
The Territory’s political talent pool is not only an oxymoron but it is a rapidly diminishing puddle.
We are over-governed and as a result, the majority of the NT’s elected representatives (at all levels of government) are simply not up to the job.
Sure, some of them are – but they are few and far between.
The problem is that we expect that career union officials, long term public servants, teachers, former advisers, lawyers and sportspeople (from both sides of the political fence) with no real-world commercial business experience can run an effective government and balance the books.

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Different in every sense – except when compared to the top halves of Queensland and WA. *sigh*


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On one hand “we” are one and free … yet on the other, we want to be treated differently and separately to other Australians? Talk about mixed messages!


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I think it can easily be re-worded to reflect the reality: The NT Government is “divided, lacks leadership and individual MLAs have put their own political interests above the interests of the people of the NT”.


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Here we go again. Another child-puppet to tell adults how the world should operate.
Maybe he should lecture local Aboriginal and mixed race people first about to how to support their kids, teach them right from wrong and PREVENT them becoming 10 year old criminals requiring a custodial sentence?
Guess it’s easier to blame the white system and government – seems to be the scapegoat for everything these days.
Someone should introduce him to Greta Thunberg, the 16 year old mouthpiece and climate change expert without a science background.
*sigh*
Let kids be kids, not turn them into puppets who are easily manipulated.


Ministers lash out at council over gallery
Imagine what the TOTAL cost of this project is when you factor all the public servants, politicians and councillors who have put time into it.
Time to shelve the idea and, if there is real money available (not just increasing the debt), spend it on something useful to benefit the whole town, not feel-good symbolism. Surely there are far more worthwhile things that Alice needs?


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