@ Tim: Interesting and emotional comment here Tim. Unsure where …

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@ Tim: Interesting and emotional comment here Tim. Unsure where it comes from but I am also a long time local. I note that Erwin actually provides a significant amount to the benefit to all of us in the town.
He reports unbiased, truthful and relevant news, without financial gain. I’d suggest that is pretty impressive and shows commitment.
Back to the LBC. Perhaps start a fund with proceeds coming from, say 10% of all royalties.
We’d need a TRUSTED body to mange them and claims would be processed when a PROMIS number was produced.
This would not fix the issue of the LBC but as the government won’t, at least people wouldn’t be out of pocket.

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The militarised centre of Australia
“Environment of constant competition” is an excellent and politically correct metaphor for war. Very scary business if you ask me. Good luck with the book Kieran, I’m sure it will be an excellent read.
@2 Frank. Frank AWA defence arm was AWADI (Defence Industries).
Interestingly if they hadn’t put signs up no one would ever really have known. People are curious critters.


Who gets free quarantine here? Wakefield passes buck.
Well, given what is happening in Victoria, all the states and territories would do well to close their borders to anyone from Victoria.
Unfortunately and as is typical, there are a few who are continuing to put others lives at risk by not following isolation protocols. You only need to see the evidence in the police media stats. The selfishness and self entitlement of some people is putting all of us at further risk until harsh measures are adopted.
As unfortunate as it is, these people’s actions are affecting all of Victoria. That being said, the Federal Government should make it law that nobody can enter or leave Victoria until such time as there is a significant drop in the virus numbers.
Gunner, if he had any guts, would close the NT to anyone from Victoria, even if they have only transited and this is people people cannot be trusted. (A bit like the government really.)
At the end of the day, the safety of the many far outweighs the selfish needs of a few.


Bush problems? Nothing they can’t handle.
This looks really cool. As long as the pollies stay out of it, it will be a wonderful opportunity for the kids. Good work, Tiani!


Council resignations and surprising alliances
In essence I agree with what Hal and James have written. History and science in this regard have a lot in common.
The more time that passes by allows for more research and other facts become relevant or are discovered.
Let’s not try change the past and subsequently be held back by it.
Let’s accept what happened in the past and learn from the many mistakes that were made.
This will help us all in the long run.


Person offences up, property down, in lock-down month
@ Frank: You are correct, but statistics like this are used to mask reality.
Many years ago when Lada vehicles were available, they stated that in 12 months they had increased their sales by 100%. They sold their second one.


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