Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-1125 TDT Contents 4 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2016
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WHY is it so many
people are compelled
to write to the papers
but are not prepared
to put their name to
Are they just shit-stirrers
pushing selfish agendas?
Or have we become a
community where people
have a legitimate fear of
The old adage “absolute
power corrupts” rears its
ugly head around this is-
sue and we hear of many
examples of people’s lives
being adversely affected
by decisions being made
at the whim of somebody
in a position of authority.
With any position of
authority there is a respon-
sibility and an obligation
to treat all people with
respect and decency.
The electorate in Austra-
lia is beginning to reject
the use of ‘political cor-
rectness’ as a means to
silence the majority.
Invoking accusations of
sexism, racism and ho-
mophobia under the guise
of political correctness
and the threat of employ-
ment termination are the
weapons of choice of too
many of our hierarchy.
These weapons are an
insidious method of main-
taining control and power
that our current system
has allowed to be used
and abused too often by
an elite minority.
G.D. Egan, Tennant
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WHERE are the Citizens for a Better Barkly
(CFABB) when you need them?
The news that Julalikari demountables have asbestos
in them is shocking news for the whole town. Pat Bra-
him should immediately stand down as CEO.
Under her watch these demountables were dubiously
And now we find that our children have been play-
ing in an “asbestos field” as a playground, not for five
minutes but exposed to asbestos for months.
How can Ms Brahim draw a weekly salary with that
on her conscience?
The board of Julalikari also needs to take responsibil-
ity for this massive blunder.
This is OUTRAGEOUS.
I suggest the parents of the children who have been
playing amongst the asbestos get legal advice on tak-
ing a class action against Julalikari for failing in its
duty of care.
Call for CFABB
THOUSANDS of children began
their education at the Tennant
Creek Pre School and now, after
more than 60 years, it is set to be
A brand new $6.5 million early child-
hood development centre and pre school
will be built in its place.
The money is part of $13.5 million in-
frastructure boost for the Tennant Creek
region announced this week by the NT
Sporting facilities at Purkiss Reserve
will also be upgraded to the tune of $5
million and $2 million will be spent on
new tourism entry statements to welcome
and inform visitors to town.
Member for Barkly Gerry McCarthy
said the previous CLP Government had
failed to plan and the slowing economy
had hurt local businesses and families.
“People in this electorate support La-
bor’s plan to stimulate the economy and
increase employment opportunities,”
“Our economy is slowing and jobs are
under pressure. Bringing this investment
forward will help to cushion the effects of
the CLP’s $900 million deficit inherited
by our Government.”
Minister McCarthy said planning and
consultation on the facilities had started
with building work set to commence
Cash splash on TC
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