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July 25, 2017

I spent some time door knocking today in the suburb of Muirhead.  Muirhead is very different from the suburb of Wanguri, Wagaman, Alawa and Nakara I’ve spent some time in so far, apart from the average home being 40years younger, there are almost no front fences.
 

On m...

July 24, 2017

The most consistent message I currently have from the community is they want change. 

Many have told me that they haven’t even seen their Aldermen/women for the last 5 years.  Issue that were the forefront of their minds 5 years ago are still the same and haven’t b...

July 21, 2017

Incompetent decisions by both sides of politics are undermining our social, cultural and environmental commonalities. Neo-liberalism that infected our political system in the late 1990’s has created identity politics based divisiveness not on results.

Presently we are b...

July 19, 2017

In Australia we pay tax through several different methods, Income tax, payroll tax, company tax, business tax, Goods and services tax (GST), sales tax, stamp duty, capital gains tax and through fines and penalties due to the breaking of summary laws. In Australia most...

July 18, 2017

In this day of digital communication, the idea I have may seem old, but it is based on the basis of our society “a Love of Democracy”, I propose a Public speakers square to be held in the Mall Wednesday evening of every month (maybe it will become weekly).

One of the mo...

July 17, 2017

Many people like the idea of providing their children with some sort of financial start when they leave home or get married.

“Young  people are finding it harder and harder to buy their first home as pressure  on their earning power increases.” There just aren’t enough...

July 15, 2017

Our local Darwin economy is currently suffering both due to local cultural issues and due to Optics.

The Northern Territory is a harsh and unforgiving environment but our high crime rate and especially our youth crime rate is renowned world-wide.

I spoke recently to a cl...

July 14, 2017

In 2006 Canadian Psychologists and Crime authorities gave several addresses to the Australian Institute of Criminology.  Canada with an indigenous population similar to that of Australia had shown some immediate success in their youth crime rates by making large policy...

July 13, 2017

We’ve all see things every days that have an emotional response, be it a picture of your children, mum, nana, a lost loved one be they human or animal.  “Pictures say a thousand words” is the quote but my quote is “The eyes are the conduit to the heart”.

In my experienc...