The council is perfectly well equipped to lobby NT and …

Comment on ‘Big Council’ needed in times of trouble by Interested Darwin Observer.

The council is perfectly well equipped to lobby NT and Federal government in their current form. What is lacking is a megaphone. The council need to amplify their message (on behalf of the people of Alice Springs). The council should be absolutely smashing the current NT Government on their performance, yet they remain meek and mild, barely rocking the boat.
Increasing bureaucracy, rules, legislation and controls are all the signs of big government that we can do without.
There are those who think they can shape their own future and life best themselves and there are others who think this is best done by layers of government and bureaucrats.

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