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Comment on Federal Police uses drone to spy on tourists by Spot.

It wasn’t so long ago every one was questioning why drones were use more often in the locating of tourist in the national parks.
Here we have one with a free service. Should we not be thanking them for this service to the tourism industry and looking after a significant site to the locals as well?
It has been due to all the destruction over the years of all the protestors trashing these camp grounds and parks in the area that has led to it now being patrolled so much.
Over the years many sporting groups have had many functions in the area supported by the local base.
And it is still open to public and the last count everyone is saying by one camera and a drone is all you have that is pretty good.
Last count around the CBD of Alice Springs there are maybe 20 or so cameras. I would feel safer out in the park than down the Main Street.

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Salt mines and tourism: bread and circuses
Wow, bring on the spin, build the road they yelled and we could even call it holiday road to go along with the show.
Alice Springs is still trying to recycle plastic bottles and cans and that is still only a new
concept and here we are are talking about the future removal and recycling of this waste dumped in our back yard.
Where is your back yard? Could send it there along with all the grand advantages claimed to come with it.

Tourism, salt and toxic waste, 780 metres below
Interesting to still hear that WA has a similar operation under way but is it not still under the same restrictions it has had for many years now.
WA can produce and ship radioactive products out of the state but are not allowing the return of any waste produced by this back into the state.
So it means other parts of Australia has to be the waste dumps for them receiving all the benefit from the mining.
This seems to be the issue with a very large pile of waste sitting in Asia now waiting for a new home.
Let’s show a sight of transparency and honesty in this discussion.
Have them build this road.
First, before any further discussion, the locals can benefit by having a nice road to drive in and out to all further meetings and if it is found to be at later date a bit of smoke and mirrors at least a nice road would be left behind as a reminder.

Dumbing down Alice Springs
Have we lost sight of why all the funding was sunk into the CDU?
Was all this not supposed to provide higher education to the children of the bush so they didn’t continue to travel interstate?
Like all of the other jobs that have been relocated to Darwin this should be looked at a little closer if money is being allocated to provide education to those in remote areas.
It should be going to them not providing fly in fly out jobs for those that don’t wish to live in the Northern Territory but are quite happy to come here for the high paying FIFO jobs in Darwin.
These services need to stay in Alice were it is needed the most.
And why have they got a campus in Sydney, anyway?
Shouldn’t they be educating the children and residents of the NT first? So much for closing the gap with this issue.
How about educating our own to fill all the jobs? All the businesses are saying they can’t find workers.

Proposal to make Finke track an official recreation area
Having rangers being employed to look after environmental issues can see this working just like all the land use agreements on Indigenous land.
Will it need the tax payers to contribute a large amount of money to sustain this idea.
This would also need to be managed – maybe – by a land council.
Operating by the good graces of people has the sound of more permanence than the options here.
Or maybe there are other people who are being included in talks who are so excited are being offered large compensations for the loss of their pastral lease areas.
But yes, making land available for recreational use is a very good idea.
That is a great opportunity for economical development of about 50% of the Indigenous land mass of the Northern Territory, you would think.

NTG asks AAPA to consult with custodians on gallery & new site
Well Hal, we might just have found that pop up council. Don’t most of the members of the
AAPA have some connection past or present with the land councils? Are these councils now doing the bidding of the current Labor government as well?

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