THAT’S NOT AN ANSWER
THERE are answers to questions, and then there are responses to questions. The NT government prefers responses. This week’s announcement of a drive to attract 100 additional hospitality staff from the UK was met with the obvious question, where are these recruits going to live? The NT government’s response was it had a tender out for new homes in Alice Springs and Katherine and blue-sky plans to develop new Top End suburbs. Given Darwin’s rental vacancy rates are among the country’s worst, the question remains: where are the 100 additional hospo recruits going to live?
A HEATED SITUATION
SPORTING commentators, particularly those in Darwin, often like to joke about being in airconditioned media rooms while watching players duke it out in the heat. That was not the case at TIO Stadium during Round 17 of the NTFL with journalists and SEN commentators alike sweating it out after the aircons were deemed out of commission. Bushie wonders if they were envious of the players running around in 30C+, must have looked better than boiling away in a sauna.
DURING a motion for parliament to support federal government’s Indigenous Voice to Parliament the Member for Araluen had a Freudian slip, instead of indicating her intention to abstain from voting, she said she would abscond.
NT Police have turned to the Top End community to help them “dispose of” a police horse. The horse in question is at the Peter McAulay Centre in Berrimah, and police have issued a tender for the purchase and removal of the retiring steed. Bushie wishes the hard working member of the mounted patrol unit the best in their next adventure.