Home' Tennant and District Times : 2014-0328 TDT Contents 4 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 28 MARCH 2014
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THE ‘Stella Maris’ af-
fair is really starting
It seems that the gifting
of public assets to friends
of the Labor Party is con-
sidered unethical and pos-
sibly even illegal.
The current Government
has ordered an inquiry into
the process undertaken by
the politicians involved in
Our esteemed local
elected member was the
Minister who signed off
on the transfer of title to
an old friend of his politi-
The Labor Party had no
money left in the kitty to
buy friends so they opted
to trade public property for
the votes they so desper-
Mr McCarthy has ap-
peared before the Inquiry
and it looks like he ain’t
prepared to take one for
Mr McCarthy reckons
that the decision to give
our assets to a supporter
of his political party was
made by the entire Cabi-
In his opinion if he has
to cop the blame; the en-
tire Cabinet should cop it
Mr McCarthy has plainly
stated that he will not be
going down with the ship
while the rest of his crew
escape in the life-boat.
He has shown at the In-
quiry that he has become
quite the consummate
politician; and has honed
his skills in the arts of the
buck-passing and side-
stepping, to a razor-edge.
While possessing total
recall on some matters
he has no recollection of
Sir Humphrey would
have been proud of him!
It will be interesting to
see if the Labor Party
circles the wagons and
collectively protects our
local representative or if
they cast old Gerry to the
wolves to save their own
G.D. Egan, Tennant
Will our MLA be cast to the wolves?
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I AM writing in regards to the ongoing
lack of jobs and support for me and
my fellow countrymen.
I am receiving little help from Julalikari.
Even though I have been registered with
Julalikari for three months I haven’t gained
any kind of a real paid job other than working
for the dole.
I’m also not happy with the treatment from
Julalikari staff. I have been accused of be-
ing aggressive and a threat towards staff
although that was in response to the way I
was spoken to.
On another occasion I attended a job ap-
pointment but was wrongfully listed down as
not attending and so my Centrelink payments
I was cut off and also had to pay the penalty
cost because of no fault of my own.
I want to know what’s happening with the
jobs for Indigenous people here in Tennant
Creek and what’s being done about the jobless
rate here in town.
Why are our jobs all being taken up by
people who are not from here, surely locals
should be given priority.
I believe adjustments need to be made to this
town. We need new leaders and new strategies
that will help solve the problems here.
Whatever happened to the new programs
that were to be started?
I heard the Government set aside about $90
million in funds, three years ago.
I thought it was meant for us Indigenous
people to actually get help from programs
but it just didn’t happen.
I would appreciate any advice that would
help with this problem.
– Richard Barnes, Tennant Creek.
Endorsed by: Nathan Weston, Marshall Waistcoat,
Rowan Noonan, Nathaniel Godilla, Jimy Statten, Aar-
on Tennyson, Ishamael Johnstone and Terry Hingston.
Lack of jobs and support frustrates local
I WOULD like to let the Council Workers down
at Maloney Street know, my fight is with that
intransigent mob of oxygen thieves down at
There is no way I would ever put shit on Aussie bat-
tlers; it’s un-Australian and a lot of them are my friends.
My Latin lesson this week for Bullshit Castle is ‘pro-
batio pennae’ ( a medieval latin term for breaking in a
new pen ) so you can bet London to a brick, my pen is
good for the whole year.
Those bloody white round things have to go before
some poor bastard gets killed.
As I now need the use of a walking stick, I would like
to point out to the comedian down at the Goldfields
Hotel, that the grey rubber thing on the bottom of the
stick is definitely not a roundabout detector.
The Council is strapped for cash and if anybody has
an accident on one of those ILLEGAL roundabouts and
sues the council then it’s not rocket science.
Our rates will go through the roof and every home
owner and business owner will be affected because of
the attitude of that mob down at Bullshit Castle.
Some locals are now calling Kittle Street, Conrod
Strait because the hoons are now using it as a race track.
Check out all the rubber at the bend in the street.
Fair dinkum, there is more rubber there than you would
find in a rubbish tin behind a knock shop.
– Bob Baker, Tennant Creek.
NB: A lot of people have told me that my last letter was
not my best effort. Trust me, it was. But the editor of
the Tennant & District Times changed it around so I
would not end up in jail for liable.
Fight is with
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