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The Northern Territory news Mon 27 Jul 2020



The Northern Territory news Mon 27 Jul 2020

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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MONDAY JULY 27 2020 OPINION 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA PO Box 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 news@ntnews.com.au facebook.com/ TheNTNews Follow us at twitter.com/TheNTNews Comment on the news at www.ntnews.com.au SMS 0428 NTNEWS normal rates apply World Wide Web ON DAN MURPHYS PROMISE OF A $6 MILLION PEDESTRIAN SAFETY UPGRADE TO BAGOT ROAD I hope they put another red light camera there too. Ive seen too many idiots running red lights at that intersection. Fair Go I presume that a pedestrian walk flow study has been carried out, for this intersection; and whats the results? The Dept of Infrastructure, one would presume, to be in possession of. As a regular motorist over many years at many different daily times, I have difficulty recalling a proliferation of pedestrians if any at all. So Gunner & Co are now continuing to place $ burdening obstacles in front of new business development. Whilst donating $12 million to the Turf Clubs new gambling & porkies den, Gung Ho. Considering the Turf Club has just spent $8 million of its own money on extensions. What! Gung Ho. Ah its voting time. Eh!!!! Melinda The communities main concerns are probably more about how they can get money out of this from the proposed developers. Work in progress. Peter Thats a lot of plonk! Karen Wileman ON CITY OF DARWIN PARKING FEES REMAINING THE SAME Or we could remove the parking meters. Mathew Wallis Hopefully we will get a break after they sold the Cavenagh Street car park. Steve Sarev Next year, it will be a lot different with people paying extra to make up for it. Robert Porter Should never be parking fees FFS theres nothing for us in Darwin city centre as shops are closed. Rose Spartano Thank you Thevi Chelliah Super snaps Children dance at The Greek Festival for Agios Panteleimon, celebrating Kalymnian culture at the Kalymnian Brotherhood grounds at Marrara. Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL txt the editor 0428 NTNEWS Something to say? Letters to the editor should be kept to 300 words or less. Send your letters to GPO Box 1300, Darwin, 0801, or email ntnmail@ntnews.com.au You must include your name, home address or PO Box number. Name and address will be withheld on request. Preference will be given to letters that give the writers full name and suburb and are kept to under 300 words. The Northern Territory News reserves the right to edit letters. Responsibility is taken by the Editor, NT News, GPO Box 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 ON MANY THINGS Another cowardly attack on a defenceless animal, this time a cat being thrown from a speeding car in Sydney, Sunday Territorian p13 26-7-20. People who do that need a lot of things, firstly to be brought before the courts secondly they need to see a psychiatrist. People who do these things only end up doing it to humans as their lust for a sadistic high accumulates. These people ARE a danger to civilised society. Sean VB, Darwin City Vic #plates getting around Darwin. Bet they cant wait to change them to NT plates so they blend in more, must feel cagey. How did they get over the border driving around town without being in isolation for 2 weeks? Violence in Aboriginal communities is rampant and someone spends nearly 20 years getting a cheese to change its name, seriously? Unrealist Parap Here in K.town the caravaners have arrived. Counted 17 caravans with Vic plates. No quarantine coz I saw some parked in Woolies. Soon we will b a virus infected town. When this happens, who do we thank 4 letting this happen. Probably thought it was a good idea, like importing the cane toad. Dave in Kath I think the suggested crossing on Bagot Road shown in the NT News is too complicated and should be broken down. It could cause more accidents. Jack Henderson, Larrakeyah The age of responsibility should be lifted to age 12 which is still too young to lock up kids in detention centres. They get very little love there and could develop physiological problems. They should be handed over to their parents or tribal elders for discipline. Richmond might have lost the footy game on the weekend but they should win the dickhead award for team haircuts. ADD My vote goes to which ever party allows Dan Murphys to go ahead. Burt D There are already three crossings on Bagot Road which people can use to safely cross the road. It could be funded by the government in partnership with the City of Darwin. Any more crossings on the road would seriously interrupt the flow of traffic. In the English language many words have many different meanings some words become generic. In the case of Coon it is surname, brand name for cheese, raccoon a name for an animal. The CLP is looking at a six-month probationary period for new public housing tenants in Tennant Creek if it wins government in August. Might this PLEASE be extended to other areas including Darwins northern suburbs. Better still, could the scheme be made retrospective? Homeowner I dont think its fair Dan Murphys has to foot the bill for crossing on Bagot Road. I think the communities should foot the bill themselves in partnership with the NT government. Denise Cahills column Handing out more dollars than sense (Sun. Territorian 26/7) touches on teenagers being able to splurge on goods because many are finishing up with hundreds of dollars more than they would have earned at work. What a pity that this windfall was not considered as money that could be saved. Saving money has become a lost art in our modern society where the custom is to spend every last red cent and then borrow against future earnings. Observer My reading of the current NT online COVID-19 advice is that social distancing is recommended for all activities and functions. How then is it possible for the Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball to go ahead on Saturday August 1? Non contact dancing on such a formal occasion should provide for some interesting interpretations. Socialite Govts need to weigh up the pros and cons on how to deal with COVID-19. Keep locking down and closing borders for a virus that mostly affects elderly and people with pre-existing illnesses, bad diets, lack of vitamins, smoking etc or just protect these people and educate to eat healthy, take vitamins, stop smoking, social distancing, good hygiene etc which will save the economy, bring back jobs and save people from depression and/or suicides. COVID-19 is not going away quickly, we need to learn to live with it. Dan Murphys must be desperate to get into the NT liquor market if the company is prepared to enter the roadworks game in order to make that happen. Might it be taken into account that there are many people of all persuasions who do not want another liquor outlet! Darwinite

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