What will happen to the ATSIC troopies?

Submitted: Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 23:45
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The goverment has anounced that ASTIC will be abolished. One of the major expenses to the taxpayer was for troopies, ASTIC purchased hundreds each year, if these are all rounded up and sold in one hit that will effect the market. Lets hope some credible person can take charge and manage the sales. this is not a racist comment, just an interesting thing to contemplate. Eric.
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 00:00

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 00:00
Most of the ATSIC vehicle purchases were made on behalf of communities who applied for ATSIC grants to meet community needs, so the vehicles belong to the communities and won't be affected by ATSIC's demise. Some are directly owned by ATSIC, but I don't think it will be a great number. They will probably be flogged off via government auctions.
Just my opinion.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 01:02

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 01:02
Who would want a USED one anyway, some of the ones I have seen arent to well looked after and maintained to put it mildly.

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Follow Up By: ThePublican - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 10:04

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 10:04
Maintained by Geoff Clarke ??????? not even in the dreamtime !!
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 16:28

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 16:28
You should try getting anything maintained in the Outback!! I use a Troopy ambulance as a work car, and when we get it serviced, we have to drive 200km and leave it there for a couple of days. Pretty inconvenient, not to mention expensive.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 19:24

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 19:24
You bin getting stuck into the Scotch again....The Publican :-)))
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Reply By: sean - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 11:28

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 11:28
As I understandt it, Troopies play an important role in transport of people from remote communities to services, so I doubt there are any surplus to needs.

Maybe Phyllis can enlighten us on how his brothers and sisters could travel without them.

Sean

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 17:35

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 17:35
probably be burnt out and used for housing...
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 22:16

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 22:16
I wouldn't mind getting my hands on the ATSIC corporate jet & Yacht.....only used by Mr Clarke for his meetings with a few selected friends who it now apears charged for their services. What did amaze me about the whole affair is that even the indiginous people have had a gutfull of Mr Clarke...I live in eternal hope that native Australians can get their act together now & move on...
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