In my opinion (for what it’s worth) our council should …

Comment on Federation Party announces candidates: more councillors joining the fray by Evelyne Roullet.

In my opinion (for what it’s worth) our council should be dismissed and replaced by rates payers called in like in a jury’s summons, or the government could put in an administrator. What a circus!

Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

The Territory is too big for them to grasp
Well put!


Mills blasts Gunner over Speaker’s conduct
The voters of the NT are now caught between Scylla and Charybdis.


Curfew a child protection measure: Territory Alliance
Why the skilled youth workers cannot control the youth in our library? To keep disruptive behaviour to a minimum?


Global statues controversy hits Alice Springs
Statues, street names should remain and be used to teach history. We cannot change what has be done, but learn for it and be honest with the truth.
Examples: For centuries along the West African coast, millions of Africans were sold into slavery and shipped across the Atlantic to the Americas.
That crime is usually blamed entirely on the European outsiders who inflicted slavery on African victims. But Africans should share the blame for slavery.
It was the Africans themselves who were enslaving their fellow Africans, sending them to the coast to be shipped outside.
Enslaved Africans came primarily from a region stretching from the Senegal River in northern Africa to Angola in the South.
The Atlantic slave trade grew at a time when many African states were at war with each other, taking prisoners that could easily be sold to traders in exchange for guns.
For over 200 years, powerful kings in what is now the country of Benin captured and sold slaves to Portuguese, French and British merchants.
The slaves were usually men, women and children from rival tribes — gagged and jammed into boats bound for Brazil, Haiti and the United States.
Therefore instead of destroying statues, should the descendants of slaves blame the African nations? Demanding compensation?


Independent Kim Hopper has succinct policies for Braitling
I am in total agreement with Phil Walcott.
Kim, stick to your guns, keep calm and cool when attacked even insulted, do not drop your standards to please the mob, you know what you are, (a lot of fresh air in our suffering community) what you want (a united healthy Territory). Go for it.


Be Sociable, Share!

A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor