Alice Springs Town Council freely giving up the public’s car …

Comment on Police gets street parking, cops’ private cars in compound by Interested Darwin Observer.

Alice Springs Town Council freely giving up the public’s car parking reminds me of the free pass that successive Federal governments have been given when ramming legislation of “national security” through Parliament.
There really is no need for the council to prioritise this parking to police. It is a nuisance to the public.
Also, the parks often have unmarked police cars.

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Higgins to step down as Opposition Leader
CLP, start getting a few conversation starters out there.
Bring back open roads.
Commit to a zero based budget approach.
Commit to a proper functioning Freedom of Information process.
Commit to a thorough red tape slashing and legislation cutting agenda.
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Saw several 6 to 8 year olds on the street this morning at 5am unaccompanied by a guardian or adult.
What hope do these children have?
Police and the various services must just be driving straight past these children. These children need protection – not ignoring.
The legislation exists to take these children home or to a safe place.
The legislation exists to get kids to school.
Step up and help these kids and the gap will narrow.


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The wind is always blowing somewhere in the big country!


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