Our town is conflicted when it comes to being honest …

Comment on Councillors: do we need Federal intervention on ‘crime wave’? by Jack.

Our town is conflicted when it comes to being honest with tourists. We should be saying: “Don’t walk around after dark. Don’t walk along those attractive pathways built by the council, even in the daytime.
“If an Aboriginal youth or youths ask you for a cigarette – move away quickly.
“If you walk around in the daytime keep your wallet or bag hidden or hold it tightly. Stay alert at all times.”
But if we did that how many tourists would we have? So we don’t and generally ignore the casualties. And there are many.

Recent Comments by Jack

Old schools, hearing difficulties concerns for COGSO
Excellent that Aboriginal parents and families are concerned about this as we all are.
They can already assist by making their hearing damaged kids wear the hearing aids that have been provided free for the past 20 year in Aboriginal schools.


The elusive goal of deep shade in Alice
The council is replacing trees but not adequately watering the new ones.
If I had not stepped in and watered the 7 new trees in my street they would all be dead by now.
Also, they should be removing all the dead and now dangerous trees in our town.


65 years of history now a pile of rubble
Evelyne perhaps it should be relocated to Darwin?
But you do make the point that the Territory suffers from standard Darwin suited buildings.
The Commission houses here are also cyclone proof Darwin clones with rods tying the roofs to the foundations.
Buildings with heritage values in Central Australia need to be more than clones.
When I think of heritage values here wide shady verandahs and local sandstone come to mind.
A pity so much of our true heritage is gone but surely we are not so desperate that Darwin buildings take its place.


65 years of history now a pile of rubble
I taught there for many years. It was hardly fit for purpose as a school and I can’t imagine it being used for any other purpose.
Long corridors with classrooms on both sides.
What would you do with it?
As for preserving it as a heritage building.
Ridiculous!
I am glad to see it demolished.


Pastoralist finds alive the second of the three missing
Appalling that they were not found within a couple of days. They should have been located very quickly.
Lost people are most likely bogged so fly a chopper down the river bed.
Something is seriously wrong with our search and rescue methods in Central Australia.


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