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Who was it that said ‘the worst Northern Territory Government would be better than any administration from Canberra’?

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A songman for his place and time
Ted is clearly one who has achieved the status of LEGEND IN HIS OWN LIFETIME.
Goodonyamate.


St Francis House: Excellence sought and achieved
The title of this article says it all. “Excellence” was achieved by the people who moved through St Francis House, and by three generations of Smiths as evidenced by this series.
The historical record is much enhanced by this work.


The Florence Nightingale from the bush
I greatly admire your work John. Not only have you honoured the amazing triumph over adversity of some Aboriginal people, but you have also honoured the missionaries into whose care children were placed.
The trend has been to vilify all those involved in the care of Stolen Generations.
Freda Glynn, to her great credit, spoke with love and appreciation about Sister Eileen Heath at the launch of a biography on her in Alice Springs.


The stolen child who went to university
Thanks John, for your sensitive tribute to a deserving man.


Alcohol floor price may breach Australian Constitution
Because of varying excise and taxation rates for different alcohol products (with the wine lobby spectacularly standing over successive governments), cask wine is taxed at a much lower rate than beer (one report said 5c per standard drink compared to 39c for beer).
Who thinks it is a good idea that beer drinkers subsidise cask wine drinkers?
The Northern Territory Government’s floor price (recommended by an expert committee after extensive public consultation) tries to rectify that absurdity. The Australian Government abdicated its responsibility by ignoring the same recommendation by the Henry Review into Australia’s Future Tax System.
Any increase in the price of products beyond that scope is clearly gouging by the retailers.
Every measure to minimise the destruction alcohol is causing in the Northern Territory should be welcomed by all.


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