Whatever your opinion on this complex matter, I suggest you …

Comment on Black lives: generations pass; racism, custody deaths continue by Frank Baarda.

Whatever your opinion on this complex matter, I suggest you Google “ABC Numbulwar taser” and spend 12 minutes looking at the video of a man being arrested.

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The militarised centre of Australia
When I first travelled up the Tanami Road nearly half a century ago I noticed 20 Km from the Alice Spring turnoff there was a plethora of signs declaring that trespassers would be prosecuted should they venture into the mulga scrub. This was one of the over the horizon experimental radar facilities. The main contractor if I remember correctly was AWA better known for bakelite encased wireless sets.
Soon thereafter the Central Australian sun did its job in fading the paint. For a few years travellers on the Tanami Road were to puzzle over a string of blank signs, until the signs were replaced by signs with more permanent paint. Permanent paint to match the permanent nature of military facilities.
Fascinating article Kieran, look forward to being illuminated by your book.


NT to become just one Federal seat of Parliament
Maybe a public debate (winner takes the nomination) would be more meaningful than a toss of a coin.
But then meaningfulness is not a dominant feature of Australian politics.


Council resignations and surprising alliances
What’s in a name?
In Kalgoorlie the police station is in Brookman Street. The brothels were in Hay Street.
They are both the same street.
In Yuendumu we have Conniston Street. They have mis-spelt Coniston which is best known for a 1928 massacre.
Some years ago Yuendumu was going to change a number of street names. Conniston St, was going to be renamed Gough Whitlam Avenue. It never happened. On the way to the Place Names Committee office there were countless insurmountable bureaucratic hurdles.
I live in Quandong Street. The nearest Quandong tree is in the Olive Pink botanical gardens. Maybe I should campaign to have my street changed to Mulga Street.
@ Germaine: Can you please explain how this is about Aboriginal money?
I’m told Alice Springs has a No Name Street.
Problem solved.


Person offences up, property down, in lock-down month
Back in highschool we learned about “significant numbers”.
Am I being pedantic when I assert that the numbers after the decimal point are somewhat meaningless?
“Motor vehicle theft down 23.84%.” Wouldn’t the actual number of motor vehicles stolen give a clearer picture?
Reminds me of something I read in a little book called “Innumeracy”: “33.33% of doctors prefer aspirin to paracetamol. They couldn’t convince Bruce otherwise.”


New COVID initiative rehashes old projects
Did you all see Scot Morrison announce [a similar] scheme?
Coincidentally in the Eden-Monaro electorate.
He and his mob were then told to get off the lawn by the homeowner. Priceless!


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