The town is bleeding out. The blood is good people …

Comment on NTG asks AAPA to consult with custodians on gallery & new site by James T Smerk.

The town is bleeding out. The blood is good people leaving and tourists not coming due to crime. Instead of putting more things in the town for people to destroy we fix the problem that no one seems to want to address FIRST.
All levels of Government are to blame for the current situation as it is their duty to provide a safe environment for their people to live in.
There seem to be a few good ideas there which would be awesome if we fix the crime problems in the town.
I’m sick of people saying there isn’t a problem and the town doesn’t have a crime problem. These people need to pull their heads out of the sand.
But hey, let’s just ignore it until all the good has gone from our once beautiful town.

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Sacred sites authority mum on Melanka trees
What is the point of naming these trees as sacred? Has anyone ever been to these trees to have some kind of ceremony or learning?
All these locations around the town with sacred trees and no one ever cares enough to visit them. Hardly sounds sacred to me.
Sounds like a forgotten concept being kept alive for the point of revenue making.

Former Anzac Hill High School: time to take stock
I would be interested to know what the long term plan for this space is. It’s easy to leave it there until a project is identified, it saves money too.
Even if the gallery isn’t going there I feel they have plans for the land and they aren’t telling us anything as they don’t want the backlash they know they would get.
The public meeting / demonstration will be poor on numbers, this town is too complacent and only people who attended the school many years ago or senior people of town will show interest because of their fond memories in some way of the school.
Unfortunately kids won’t care and younger generations don’t appreciate the past so it’s doomed to fail.

Rock climb closure: total government control of media
Australia is changing, in some cases for the better, in some not.
Might move to North Korea for some freedom.

Thieves ram cars out of compound
I bet the public would love to follow this story through to the courts to hear what the outcome is: The “they have had a hard life excuse” is copy and pasted into every case now days.
Tell me what amount of money this has cost in damage, police and courts and what benefit the community gets out of the outcome.
I bet you will see a lot of cost involved and no deterrent for it to never happen again by these two.

The entitlement of not answering questions
Wow, being denied for being a certain colour.
I thought this was the kind of thing we (society) were trying to stop.
But hey let’s let people die instead of helping them, surely goes against the Hippocratic oath.
In our new world of inclusion sadly we still demand segregation.

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