Not crystal clear
A HIGH level department staffer in the Chief Minister’s Department recently handed her underlings a collection of crystals she had picked up over the weekend. Bushie spies say she handed out the crystals during a Monday morning meeting and discussed how to recharge them and the benefits they would give if left on the desk. The well intentioned but weird gesture was designed to help staff get through a busy week before the Christmas shutdown. Bushie is curious to know how many people have kept their crystals and how many have quietly turfed them into the bin.
What’s in a name?
DOZENS of Palmerston residents attended what has typically been a quiet Palmerston council meeting on Tuesday night, largely due to the inclusion of the proposed Pinelands Youth Detention Facility on the agenda. They had plenty of their own ideas, including a new nickname for one of the NT’s ministers. We’re not sure it’ll warm, but “Don Dale Wakefield” has an appropriate ring to it considering the current circumstances.
Spare a few bucks?
TREASURER Nicole Manison has been to the NT budget what Captain Edward Smith was to the Titanic: full steam ahead, damn the icebergs. A report this week showed her government has been borrowing money to pay interest on borrowed money. Bushranger is no economist, but this sounds less than ideal. Meanwhile, the hairy-armpitted, tie-dyed T-shirt mob at the Environment Centre NT tweeted on Friday afternoon that the solution to everything is to become a renewable energy powerhouse. Bushranger reckons they might have left that kombucha fermenting a bit too long.
Fifty shades of booze
DURING a booze-filled discussion with a copper this week, the topic of handcuffs came up. When are they legal to use? When is it assault if you use them and when is it deemed necessary? The obvious joke was made – doesn’t it all come down to consent? One innocent Darwin personality, who will remain nameless, was confused. “When does anyone ever give consent to have handcuffs put on them?” they asked. Whether or not the law-abiding citizen was ever told of the alternate use of the bindings is not known.
WHO is the prominent Territorian who hit the booze, and the dance floor, a little too well on Friday night. Bushie’s spies say that the wealthy well-known identity’s donations over the bar were much appreciated, the unusual dance moves were not as well received.
ONE of the weather safety boffins got on the
ABC Radio this week with some sage advice for when a cyclone is incoming: it’s not a good time to go surfing or to check your crab pots. It is understood the Borroloola surf club cancelled its impromptu big wave competition.
A WISE man once said that in life there are the haves and there are the have yachts. The boffins at the NT Government have concerns about the condition of few rusty old hulks moored up Sadgroves Creek. The name of one of the vessels: Travesty.
Faking the rains
THE monsoonal rains may not have arrived yet but the NTG is making sure those on Cavenagh St still feel the wet stuff. It’s coming from the shade structure (which doesn’t yet provide shade) and is a misting spray.