This year’s municipal elections have generated a degree of interest …

Comment on Mayor’s challengers take shots at one another by Hal Duell.

This year’s municipal elections have generated a degree of interest that is promising for the healthy future of our Town Council. It’s good to see so many in Alice Springs expressing their interest, but perhaps not so good to read some of the more rancorous comments.
In the interest of providing a bit of light relief in the midst of all this earnest electioneering, I offer the following link with the suggestion that you turn the sound up and use a full screen.

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Mayor’s challengers take shots at one another
@Jason
I really did mean that as a bit of light relief. A magic briefcase and a determined pigeon? Can’t we just enjoy the animation?
But to return to the serious, I don’t think there is anything myopic about focusing on law and order in Alice Springs today. On Friday night’s 7:30 report, the outgoing Mayor of Katherine suggested that if things continued to deteriorate in her town, it could become as ordinary as Alice Springs.
While that’s not a direct quote, it is true that we are not looking good right now.
And it’s a lack of law and order that’s doing it.
We’re on a slide, and the election on Saturday is a chance to arrest it. Choose wisely, but there’s nothing to fear in being bold.


Recent Comments by Hal Duell

No sign of council playing ball on Anzac Oval
This is beginning to feel like stalking. What part of “no” doesn’t this man understand?


Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Once again it seems to be a case of our way or the highway.
When this location debate first came up, I was of the opinion that the Desert Park was the right choice. But then the traditional owners spoke up at the council meeting debating to MOU or not to MOU, and the TOs seemed to be united in wanting any gallery to be south of The Gap.
So what’s the problem?
If revitalising the CBD is truly the aim, build flats there, and build a skate park at the river end of Parsons Street, and make the area vibrant again.


Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Any update from Alex Nelson on the heritage application for the Anzac site?


Cemeteries could be turned into parks
Something to think read, to think about, to cherish: “Quiet City – Walking in West Terrace Cemetery” by Carol Lefevre.
It was first published in 2016 by Wakefield Press and is one of the most engrossing histories I have ever read.


The millions and the misery
@ Eugene’s mate, Posted June 6, 2018 at 1:34 pm
Whoever you are (but clearly someone ashamed of your own name?), please rest assured that the financial wellbeing and accountability of CAAC in no way upsets my peace of mind.
I follow stories in Alice Springs News Online because together they form the mosaic that is Alice Springs. Sometimes these stories are tasty and sometimes bland. Just saying.


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