LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sir – Territory Alliance will bring back the Alice Springs Masters Games in 2021.
The Gunner Government has scrapped them for this year [and set them down for 2022]. This will mean four years from the last Alice Springs Masters Games in 2018.
We believe that this is a hasty and poorly thought out decision which should have been to hold a scaled down version this year, and if the borders happen to be open, then invite interstate participants.
Scrapping it is the easy solution, but not the best. We know that more than 50% of Masters Games participants are Territorians.
They could have showcased local entertainers and local celebrities, rather than using people from interstate. By October Alice Springs will need a celebration like this.
This is a wasted opportunity to kickstart our regional tourism industry, stimulate business and lift our spirits.
We have several full-time NT Government staff employed to organise the Masters Games in Alice Springs. Bring it on.
Territory Alliance Member for Araluen