Kay Eade, Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce in Alice Springs, joins our Food for Thought panel this week.
When things get tough the tough get going. Kay strutted a no-nonsense attitude at a string of recent public functions: Enough talk. Here are her views of what action the town needs.
When Alice Springs was going through difficult times during the summer of 2011, I contacted many regional Chambers to find out if their communities were experiencing similar issues, and if so, what were they doing to combat the problem.
Most of them were, or had been, having difficulties with lawlessness which added to businesses operating expenses.
One topic which kept being raised was that of welfare payments. Many of the Chambers I contacted stated that their community believed that welfare was hindering the progress of their regions.