Private investment? 100% backed by a long term government contract …

Comment on Private $25m residential project for health staff by Dumbfounded!.

Private investment? 100% backed by a long term government contract which I’m sure works very much in the long term favour of the private investor, not the taxpayer!
Take away the government contract and what do you get?
No “private” investment.
Does Gunner really think we are that stupid to not recognise this is not private investment?
Well, come the next election he may be feeling like the stupid one … if he doesn’t already.
Does this bunch of ex school teachers running the Territory really understand the real world outside of a classroom?

Recent Comments by Dumbfounded!

24 hours to remove election signs
@ Kieran Finnane: Thanks for following this up … however I am now even more confused!
As you noted, “Council dispenses with compliance with the requirement to obtain permits for the activities specified in By-Laws 47, 48, 49, 50 … etc”.
Would this not further reinforce my understanding that the signage IS NOT therefore legally required to be removed?
As the noted “by laws” relating to such have been, as quoted, “dispensed with”?
Given the “Election Signs in Public Places Council Guidelines / Policy” document is still only a “Guideline / Policy” (i.e. unenforceable by NT LGA) and which refers to the (dispensed with) “By Laws” (which are enforceable).
[ED – Please direct your enquiry to the council.]


24 hours to remove election signs
@ Kieran Finnane. Thanks for following this up … however I am now even more confused!
As you noted “council dispenses with compliance with the requirement to obtain permits for the activities specified in By-Laws 47, 48, 49, 50 … etc”.
Would this not further reinforce my understanding that the signage IS NOT therefore legally required to be removed?
As the noted “By-Laws” relating to such have been, as quoted, “dispensed with”?
Given the “Election Signs in Public Places Council Guidelines / Policy” document is still only a “Guideline / Policy” (i.e. un-enforceable by NT LGA) and which refers to the (dispensed with) “By-Laws” (which are enforceable).


24 hours to remove election signs
Apologies
I must correct my earlier post regarding the “enforceability”, or not, of council “Policies”, for whcih there is no legal mechanisn under the NT Local Govt Act to do so.
The noted situation with “election related signage” is not a council “Policy”, as such, but a “Guideline” only…….. for which there is no/zero/nada/zip/nil legal mechnanism to enforce compliance with such “guidelines”.
What a Joke….it seems Council / Councillors aren’t even aware of the un-enforceabilitly of their own policies/guidlenes.
And some of these councillors are looking to get into NT Politics where they will be responsible for drafting legislation….perhaps a refresher course in how to do so may be waranted before ….or if…they get elected!?


24 hours to remove election signs
Why? Council’s “policies” are not legally enforceable under the NT Local Govt Act.
As distinct to “By Laws”.
This should be well known to this council and all current councillors, as they have previously fairly recently used such a position / argument … for not following council policy!
Or does following a council “policy”, or not, only apply when it suits council / councillor’s interests?
Talk about cherry picking!
And a great way to start a political career.


Black lives: generations pass; racism, custody deaths continue
Am I missing something here?
Of all the 2,608 deaths in police or correctional custody bewteen 1980 and 2015, 19% of deaths were Aboriginal people.
81% to non-indigenous people?
As quoted……..

Latest deaths in custody data now available on Crime Statistics Australia
The National Deaths in Custody Program report: Deaths in custody in Australia 2013–14 and 2014–15, released today, is available on the Crime Statistics Australia website—the interactive gateway to statistics and information on Australian crime and justice issues.

With a range of infographics and graphs detailing the latest findings, the data is accessible for government and law enforcement agencies to inform policies that protect Australians within our justice system.

The National Deaths in Custody Program collects information on deaths that occurred in prison, in police custody and in custody-related operations throughout Australia.

Since 1979–80, a total of 2,608 deaths in custody have occurred in Australia, with 1,600 deaths occurring in prison and 985 deaths occurring in police custody and custody-related operations.
There have been 18 deaths in youth detention or welfare facilities and five deaths in other criminal justice settings.
Of the 2,608 people who have died in custody since 1979–80, 500 were Indigenous and 2,104 were of non-Indigenous background.
…………

This suggests far less aboriginal people die in custody, on an indigenous/non-indigenous percentage basis, than non-aboriginal people.
Or, as I mentioned in my opening, am I missing something here?
And I agree with Jack1, all fatters, independent of race/colour/religion/creed….


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