POINTS TO PONDER

Power of fines owed

The NT News recently listed 750 people owing $10,000 or more in unpaid fines. What a farcical joke the system of fine inposition has become. Is the only redress imprisonment for non payment – which will add to taxpayer costs and jail overcrowding.

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$1.1 billion upgrade at Tindal

The Tindal upgrade is a real coup for the NT. In the short term there will be opportunities for Territory supply and construction companies. In the longer term this upgrade will offer added security reassurance for Territorians, a win – win situation.

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Ungrateful one

A passenger evacuated from the Diamond Princess to Howard Springs is unappreciating and ungrateful of government support and the expense of bringing her home. She is lamenting the lack of luxury living experienced on the ship, and obviously had no understanding of quarantine requirements. Her comments are both shortsighted and upsetting.

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