@ Dr Who Posted January 10, 2020 at 9:41 pm: …

Comment on 2020 poll: Can Territory Alliance be a political force? by Evelyne Roullet.

@ Dr Who Posted January 10, 2020 at 9:41 pm: “Good God, when will the NT have some new fresh up coming politicians who want to advance the Territory instead of recycling these same old hacks that need to be put out to pasture?”
When the voters decide to give a go to new faces, new names.

Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

Mayor’s ‘conflict’: council to ask for independent legal opinion
I am not a fan of our Mayor and not a liberal, however he has served Alice Springs for years in a way he believed was right and he deserves some respect.
To be Mayor or councillors is not only money or power it is also personal and family sacrifices.
“The act and the bill both clearly state there is a facility in there for a council member to stand as a candidate for another election, I am not the first, and I definitely won’t be the last who have looked at moving into another level of government,” he said and Alex Nelson explained it very well.
The question of a conflict of interest: Which councillors belong to or support a political party? Which councillors would love to take the mayoral baton? If we want to be fair: All of them have a hidden / personal agendas.


Why not us?
Alex it is the same predictions over and over and by the weekend all is gone.
When I was a science student we used to tease the ones specialising in meteorology: The meteorology is the science which can tell, with certainty, the weather of yesterday. Still very much the same.


A troubling snapshot of disadvantage
Statistics have no uses if they do not come with real practical solutions.
I am certain we can see all those problems without having the exact numbers.
We know the kids should be off the streets at night: Solutions?
We know they must have a safe environment and healthy ways of life: Solutions?
We know about no education – no good job – poor mental health: Solutions?
I would like to say to all those highly educate professors / doctors / researchers what my parents and grandparents used to tell me: “Do not come to me with your problems if you have not a solution to offer.”


Chance for NT Government to get cracking on fires
Yes Erwin, and I read it with a great interest, but it was mainly for the countryside.
What also concern me is the town and suburbs.
Some yards are a fire hazard and not every street has fire hydrants and those cannot be used if the services are out of town.


Chance for NT Government to get cracking on fires
As fires continue to burn across the states of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania the time has come for our so called leaders to prepare for the same eventuality.
Do we have an emergency plan? Could council workers take notice of the residential gardens which could be a fire hazard not only for themselves and their neighbours in the same manner that they clear / cut trees hanging over a fence because it supposedly a danger for pedestrians?
The fire and rescue services will not be able to cope with bushfires and town fires.

 

[ED – We reported recently about the about the NT Government’s inadequate preparedness.]


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