A new power plant for Jabiru (NT News 15/2) is good news. I can well imagine that residents of Nhulunbuy and those on the Gove Peninsula

are hanging out for a similar announcement.

However, notwithstanding the historical and ongoing power disruptions confronting the area, they will be waiting for many more years for similar news.

The pressure put on Ash Barty by the media and her fan base must have played quite tellingly upon her during the Australian Tennis Open.

A lot of the hype including the ‘Barty Party’ razzamatazz is about a following who almost want to steal the limelight earned through her on court efforts. The pressure of fan expectation must play a part in creating the statistic of no Australian winning in the Australian Open competition for four decades.


I hope Anthina Pascoe-Bell is re-elected as Palmerston’s Mayor in August. She has uplifted Palmerston and put the needs of her WHOLE community first.

She has excellent and PRACTISED leadership skills She is a worker, not merely a talker. As was stated in her NT News 120 most powerful descriptor, Palmerston’s reputation has improved under her leadership. If I lived in Palmerston, she would have my unqualified support.


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