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The Northern Territory news Thu 7 Apr 2022



The Northern Territory news Thu 7 Apr 2022

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Thursday April 7 2022 OPINION 15 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Mick Curtis (Grandad) downs a drink at The Tap to celebrate the scrapping of vax passes in licensed venues. Picture: (A)manda Parkinson The tender includes the design and construction of the State Square Art Gallery, a tropical tree walk and abundant space to relax and be entertained. Darwin City has undergone a major transformation in recent MISSING DAILY WICKING MY favourite Wicking cartoon was about the new NT space base. The cartoon was of a rocket being lowered in between two gigantic bum cheeks with a typical Territory man (in singlet and hard hat) explaining to officials we just place the rocket in the giant clacker like so Bloody brilliant. Thanks, Wicking, for all the laughs. Im going to miss my daily chuckle. Pat Dry, Anula COALITION MUST GO ANOTHER Darwin port, WTF?? What could we do with $150bn? Wow the Canberra CLP certainly have no worries about debt. Remember the CLP letters screaming of labors $150bn debt and now with nine years of their silence for their $trillion debt? The coal-alition must go. Billy Moir, Nightcliff HYPOCRITICAL FEDS THE federal government is guilty of hypocrisy by berating the Solomon Islands for allowing China to get a strategic foothold in their nation. They seem to forget faceless Australian bureaucrats and politicians probably got a promotion for permitting the same territorial ambitious country to establish a tactical coup by being gifted Darwin Harbour. Daryl Binning CANE OFFENDERS PERHAPS we need to follow Singapore and bring in the rattan cane. It hurts! You can walk around Singapore alone at any time of night and feel safe. Shirl, Stuart Park intervention failed BRIAN of Fannie Bay (Ltrs 6/4) its not NT Polices fault theres 3000 rough sleepers whove descended upon Darwin and Palmerston, majority causing Larrakia Patrol, Council and other orgs to be overwhelmed by it all, coupled with a shortage of staff due to the pandemic. Aboriginal leadership needs to step up here with NTG and local council assisting. The exodus is threatening the existence of our community, theres trauma and alcohol and other drugs seems to be the selfmedicating crutch. Thats what were left with and will continue to be because of the alcohol restrictions in Aboriginal communities brought on by the federal government intervention. It was a trigger for disparity and disconnection from community, the very aims of which it was trying to fix but actually made it worse and prolonged the problem. City Walker MULLET IS A WINNER IT is so good that our Chief Minster is growing a mullet and having its growth sponsored for many thousands of dollars for charity. He has a fine head of hair and turning it into dollars to benefit others by growing it long is, for mine, our CM doing great good for others. Patriotic Voter BEWARE OF THE LEFT RUSSIAS no-longer secret plans to obliterate Ukraine are typical of leftist regimes. If you dont agree with a leftys view of the world then you best not exist. There are people like that everywhere in Australia. They vote Labor and Greens. NOT SUSTAINABLE WHAT happened to eco-star federal Labor government-funded Henbury Station is what happens to all plans of mice and men. It was never going to be sustainable because humans were involved. no logic in fear AS long as warring countries around the world continue bombing fuel depots scaremongering Australians about carbon emissions is futile! And what about volcanic eruptions spewing their toxins??? The Virginian ON VAX MANDATES AND GLENTI The mandates need to go for every type of employment and for all community groups. Community groups and sporting organisations are suffering as its hard enough to find people to volunteer their time and effort. Alexis Smith Hard enough to get volunteers let alone keep them! Angela Veedub I cant volunteer and my community is crumbling. Government have done more damage than good. Time for the mandates to go and let us live again. Before its too late!!!! Salonika Avenue If the requirement for vaccination is lifted Glenti might suffer more as patrons stay away in droves to avoid the heightened risk of Covid. Kate Dixon Time for mandates to go. We arent in a state of emergency. The unvaxxed can now go everywhere except for work or to volunteer. Ali Stringer Or people could just get vaxxed. Vinni Ciccone. Qld is following the NT in dropping vax passes for pubs etc with the states Premier tweeting Covid-19 measures have achieved their purpose: slowing the spread of the virus. Six people died in the first 2 years of the pandemic in Qld while eight people died earlier this week in a single day. Must be an election coming up. Ed, Larrakeyah ON ART GALLERY FOR ALICE NT govt to spend millions in Alice Springs but dont protect the police. Who is going to a museum with all the crime there. Sorry Gunner missed the crime!!!!! PRAWN FARM STALLED Another aquaculture project where the government states its going to save wild stock going broke. They must have done their projections before this project started. Hope people remember all the positive headlines of the past about this project. Trevor Simmonds Invested into missiles instead. Luke Urban Dam Gunn Point road needs a missile base now. Shelley Mick Mayzee cbd precinct to boost darwins beautiful image ONE of the keys to tour-ism success is to create a positive, joyful experi-ence for visitors. A positive experience encompasses many things, from top-notch dining experiences to friendly people and a lively atmosphere. But one of the most important of all is appearance. If a place is bright and beautiful, the positive reinforcement entices you to visit again. It also prompts you to spread the word of this stunning place. This is why the Civic and State Square precinct transformation is important. The $145m tender for the remaining works on the precinct will be released this month. years, from the street art gracing our buildings, to the planting of hundreds of trees. The Civic and State Square precinct will take the CBDs beautification to a new level. City Deals around the country have proven to be beneficial to local economies. If Darwin hopes to compete with other capital cities, as the world begins to travel again, it is crucial we have a point of difference. This precinct will help us stand out. Theres plenty of positive buzz about Darwin and the Northern Territory, but it doesnt hurt to have a couple or a few thousand more compliments, which the precinct will undoubtedly bring. SOCIAL SEEN The best comments from across social media. NT~ News SUPER SNAPS YOURSAY Have your say:SMS 0428 NTNEWS WRITE To Us Make sure to include your name, address and phone number if verification is required. Only your name and suburb will be printed. Please note we reserve the right to edit letters for reasons such as clarity and length. PRIVACY POLICY: Our privacy policy at https://preferences.news.com.au/privacy includes important information about our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information (including to provide you with targeted advertising based on your online activities). 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