When will the Labor NT government grow up. This latest …

Comment on Gallery swap: Aborigines second in pecking order by Ken.

When will the Labor NT government grow up. This latest pronouncement shows that Gunner has “spat-the-dummy” and is now yelling his head off like a recalcitrant child who cannot get his way.
Apart from yelling I bet his eyeballs are bulging further when he talks and whimpers. A sure sign.

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Miners are spreading myths, says environmentalist
Jimmy Cocking is unfairly wrong.
Does he drive around in in the Arid Environment 4WD Troopy going bush using diesel fuel? He does not have to pay for the 4WD car or the 4WD truck as they are gratuitously supplied. And the diesel fuel is paid by his department. The Toyota vehicles came from iron mined in WA and the diesel from “mined” oil in the ground. The oil changes also go back into the environment. Such hypocrisy! Or has he forgotten?
The NT has no relevant mines where Queensland and Western Australia are supported my mining income. The unemployment in the NT among in particularly the Indigenous Australians is mind shattering as well as their inability to enable reconciliation.
Mining can/will change this and enable health, education and self esteem among the traditional owners to achieve reconciliation.
Alice Springs is a frontier town and the NT government is bankrupt.
My experience is the search for minerals. I have found a diamond deposits out bush. It took me some 25 years ago (one third of a lifetime) to gain access to that land through the Central Land Council and the Resources Mines and Energy of the government. There are three if not four diamond deposits rivaling Argyle Diamond Mines in WA.
It was the gross stupidity of the NT Government in the Resources section and the thinking of the mining and legal section of the land council that lost for the NT $30 billion in mining royalties and $30 billion to the land council in royalties (under the Land Right Act 1976).
The Australian exports would have been like $100 billion of diamond products.
Alice Springs would have become the diamond selling and cutting center.
The Aboriginal women instead on sitting down in the Todd and on the Stuart Terrace could be trained with their artistic skills to cut diamonds instead of paint: Maybe overall 500 Aboriginal people earning big money both at the mine site(s) and in Gap Road?
The income from this mining and diamond processing would have funded schools and teachers on communities who were not “fundamentalist” personages.
That income belongs in effect to the traditional owners on whose land the deposit lies and not going overseas or interstate to buy land and buildings elsewhere? There are two (maybe three) diamond pipes and one dyke 800 meters long containing diamonds.
CRA/RTS was thwarted back in 1994 obtaining search and exploration permits for diamonds under the Land Rights Act when also retired Geologist Frank Hughes (who found the Argyle Diamonds) spent six months out bush on that area. While he found the diamond indicators the NT lost big time on the adjoining WA border. Alice Springs lost big time in becoming the diamond selling and processing capital of Australia.
The multiplier effect of $100 billion in the Territoty and Alice Springs would be inestimable.
Wake up, environmentalist Cocking!

National Indigenous Art Gallery future in doubt: Gunner
It is fundamentally true that in Australian politics and goverment for the time since Federation that labor always destroyed the finances of the country and liberal Coalition had then, in their term, to fix the balance sheet. Every time since 1901.
I recall that in Whitlam’s Prime Minister government that the Australian economy became so broke that the treasurer of the time called on a Mr Kemlani in Pakistan, who was a money lender / broker, to fix the Australian economy with a loan.
That was the time Frazer and Governor-General Kerr acted.
Can the administrator act in the NT and dismiss Gunner for he gunna-do nothing now?

Government offered council up to $5m for Anzac Oval
What ever is Gunner gunna-do? He stands like other dictators of history who spat the dummy out of his spoilt mouth. A child among us.
They should employ a good accountant to balance their books not the present elected one.

Vowles, McConnell and Collins dumped from Caucus
Michael, do not forget Kesia the Speaker is an Independent too.
That equals SIX independents. Maybe an “independent” party form government.
What a ruddy shamble. A no-confidence motion is required!

‘Greatest financial disaster’ threat to credit rating
Wise words Robyn.
You were once treasurer under a previous Chief Minister.
Would theAuditor General have any ability to unravel the mess?
And yet the gallery to be placed on ANZAC precinct / oval with the costly demolition of a school, demolition of two concrete and steel grandstands worth to build $5m four years ago, demolition of the sporting building on the oval and the public car park used daily for CBD employees …
Then fund two new rugby fields on virgin land needing drainage first, then probably with grandstands and changing rooms for the players.
The grader work on ANZAC oval will complete change its profile for town use. And at how many millions of dollars cost?
Further, how much will the actual building cost, in addition of $100m?
Now broke, what can Gunner, Manison, Moss and Wakefield do without the cash?
First go back to school and learn to budget and do simple sums.

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