All that is wrong with NT Government can be shown with the employment of Matthew Grant. LINK
Stop employing dodgy cronies!
Our elected members have failed us. Crime continues to get worse as the social fabric of the NT seems to be disintegrating. Not one person is prepared to engage in the hard conversations that need to be held. Everyone remains tight lipped lest they be called a racist. Political correctness, self-censorship and cancel culture are ruining the NT. Whinging on social media groups will not achieve change. Change comes at the ballot with electing candidates who will take action.
Consider the idea of using security dogs in Alice Springs. There would not be enough security dogs in all of Australia to effectively patrol Alice Springs let alone dog handlers. The whole thing sounded like a subsidy scheme for a security firm. Besides it would not work, we are sure that those targeted by the dogs would soon start using poison baits. LINK
The Trust notes that Aboriginal people in the NT have always been on the outer, separate, marginalised so it is not surprising that many disengaged young Aboriginal people do not play by mainstream society’s rules. Yeh, they do not care and prison is considered to be a hotel, a criminal record is meaningless when it is their norm.
The appointment of Matthew Grant to ICAC looked dodgy from day one. Now he works for the NT Police. This looks just as dodgy. It looks even more dodgy now there is an ICAC investigation into the Rolfe matter.
Remember that Grant has a brother who is the Chief Justice of the NT Supreme Court.
Is Michael Gunner making it easier for lobbyists in the NT?
The Northern Territory Government and various bodies closely associated with the government (so-called independent boards, bodies, societies etc.) have a long history of retaliation against those who have digressed from the NTG narrative.
According to this narrative Rolfe should have been found guilty and now should be inside a prison. When things do not go to plan for the NTG it becomes vendetta time. Anything and everything will be used against the subject of the vendetta. No amount of money will be spared in pursuit of an individual.
Police, nurses, medical doctors, teachers, lawyers and various other public servants who have refused to be involved in cover-ups, have questioned mismanagement or have gained a victory like Rolfe have all become subject to the NTG vendetta.
There are those in the higher echelons of NTG agencies who become fixated with scoring a victory over an individual at any cost. The Trust has been provided with reliable information from several sources to verify that NTG officers will tell lies and commit fraud to carry out a vendetta. It is win at all costs for the NTG.
So it seems Zachary Rolfe is not the only NTG employee with a target on his or her back.
Remember that the Northern Territory Government has vast amounts of taxpayer dollars to pursue an individual. So solicitors, barristers and investigators can easily be engaged by government, cost no object.
Cocktail frankfurts are often referred to as “little boys”. Is it time to drop the use of “little boy”?
Lobbyists are still running amok in the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory does not have the capacity to discover what lobbyists are giving those in power or their influencers.
Benefits do not have to received directly. Family members can be the recipient or items can be “loaned”. What about renovations to Granny’s house interstate funded by a friendly local contractor? Or a nice load of building supplies dropped at a block land at Humpty Doo? Who would know?
The CLP and Labor Party do not appear at all interested in controlling lobbyists. This inaction can only come from a vested interest in receiving benefits from lobbyists.
A majority of Trust members believe that judges are not always independent. Governments can use judges to achieve certain things, judges are human, they hold religious, political and no doubt sexual beliefs (we were going use “positions” but decided “beliefs” would be more appropriate). We only need consider the Stella Maris affair in the Northern Territory in regard to the political persuasion of judges.
We use the historical example of Lord Mersey to show how a judge can ensure things go nowhere except the way of the establishment. You become a Lord by doing the bidding of the establishment.
John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey is seen as a cover-up judge, used by government and private enterprise to whitewash and make things go away.
In the book How to Survive the Titanic or The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay author Frances Wilson notes that Lord Mersey was an old hand at dodging the issue (p. 232). Wilson also quotes from the New York Times where it was stated that Mersey had a record for official blindness to well-known facts.
The Jameson Raid
When Mersey was an MP for Liverpool Exchange he orchestrated a whitewash in an inquiry into the Jameson Raid.
The British Seafarers’ Union stated that the inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic had been a whitewash. The union noted that The ruling classes rob and plunder the people all the time.
Lusitania and Empress of Ireland
Lord Mersey was in his element during WW1, all his techniques were now seen as being patriotic.
Release of Private Journals Link
The recent release of a private journal belonging to Mersey detailing his private thoughts at the time are irrelevant, Mersey should have made his private thoughts public at the time. We can only assume he did not because he wanted to remain part of the establishment.