NORTHERN TERRITORY A STATE?
... what you bin sniffin’ bro?
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Organising a quorum from the Legislative Assembly will be the hardest part because at any one time most of them are off up the Cobourg Peninsula on corroboree, pissed as parrots and punching each other’s lights out arguing over who’s got the biggest rainbow serpent.
The NT already has four representatives in Canberra including the dodgily-credentialled Ms Nova Peris, a Gillard “captain’s pick”. So allowing these inebriated pink galahs to run uranium mines and organise free beer and further land rights risks a nuclear war with P-NG.
Even Territorians themselves understand they can’t be trusted because they knocked back a referendum on the proposition in 1998 during the rare occasion a majority was sober enough to get to a polling station.
Over representation has allowed the Greens to kill off Tas and SA so the NT should stay as it is, we cannot afford three failed States.
Speaking of Greens, I remember being on an Asian buffalo cull in the late 80s (another failed Green scheme) and I was flying an R22 with a part Aboriginal parliamentarian as the shooter.
Can’t recall his name but he seemed a good bloke and we would camp in a riverbed each night with two other Aborigines who were on horseback. Anyway the shooter always carried his own pillow and a sleeping bag but one morning his treasured pillow had disappeared.
The tracks of a 15 foot croc led from the creek to where this parliamentarian bloke was asleep and back to the water. The croc had taken his pillow and he hadn’t stirred... it was obviously attracted more to the duck feathers than his head and, although I reckon I was only about 10 feet away, I hadn’t heard a bloody thing!
Even if I had awoken there was no way I’d be risking a $10,000 fine by shooting the poor thing.
So, if prehistoric reptiles have no taste for NT politicians, why the bloody hell should we have?