I am sad to hear of Leslie Oldfield’s situation, during …

Comment on Former Mayor remembers when it was time to say: no more, calm down! by Bob Liddle.

I am sad to hear of Leslie Oldfield’s situation, during the two terms on Council that I served with her I believe the Council performed well. I do wish her well in her current journey. The town of Alice is in a downward spiral brought about by bad policies and weak leadership. Aboriginal social and political systems of the past that provided and sustained a measure of stability have been eroded by institutions that have failed miserably. True, Aboriginal people have the right to enjoy all the fundamental things that are part of our great democracy. But alcohol has been a most destructive element in this failing community.

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