I’m with Janet Brown on this. She puts it succinctly …

Comment on Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past by Surprised!.

I’m with Janet Brown on this. She puts it succinctly and eloquently.

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CLP on royalties: Would miners still call the tune?
It makes me feel so inspired, warm and fuzzy when people use Latin to show their superiority (especially pollies). Makes is all rush for google and enlighten our ignorance and feel so much better for understanding Polly Speak.
Calculation of royalties is not that hard. We don’t need any Latin in the calculations I don’t think.
Everyone just needs to be fair and honest.
Agree on the formula and miraculously you can work out the numbers from there or if fortuna favet audaci, you can use an abacus.
For goodness sake why do we waste so much time on political nonsense when it could be so easy.

Mayor, Deputy let council flounder
It’s a better show than “Survivor” but unfortunately these people are in charge of our town and the millions we pay in rates! I’d expect a better show, perhaps like “Big Brother”.
Never heard of so much buck passing since I worked for the NTG.
Time for a major reshuffle or a different system of governance for the town.

Standoff over Anzac Oval for gallery crescendoes
@ 4 Merrilyn Spencer: I am astounded that you believe the gallery “is a life line for our collapsed tourism industry”.
Such shallow thinking entitles you to run for politics!
There are so many other factors that bring tourists and art in Alice is not one of them.
Value for money, a safe place, feeling welcome and of course the sights.
Unfortunately we fail on three of the four items.
Caravan sites are way too expensive compared to most other states, the government and town council ensure the tourists and locals aren’t safe. Feeling welcome has a lot to do with feeling safe and respected.
The sights, well there are a multitude of beautiful and interesting sites to be seen, in and around Alice.
Perhaps people just need to take a break from their phones, TVs and other distractions and enjoy some of the best views and outings and weather in Australia.
So, is the gallery location really that important in the scheme of things? I say NOT.

High season caravan occupancy rate: Zero.
It appears that some people believe COVID-19 is like a fire. It won’t just fizzle out, it needs to be managed out.
While we need to balance the economic factors against those for personal or financial gain, keeping the borders closed for a bit longer can only help us.
Many citing impacts to tourism appear to be more concerned about money. This mentality got us here in the first place.
Yep, these times are tough for all but the needs of the many outweigh the needs of a few.

Solar lights can be moved with ‘ease’
@ Betty: Well Betty, as you mentioned, it “present an attractive face”. Well all the Town Council folk who make decisions about attractive, need to visit Cowell in SA!
It’s a beautiful spot and the council and everyone takes great pride in the place.
They even have nice paintings in the public loos that are for sale and this works on an honour system.
Hell, if the Alice Springs Town Council could achieve that, we’d all be over the moon.
So ASTC, get off your high horses and measure your performance on a place like Cowell and you may regenerate some pride and respect for the council.

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