There is no entitlement to the position of Deputy Mayor …

Comment on Fireworks expected over Deputy Mayor position by Ian Sharp.

There is no entitlement to the position of Deputy Mayor and I would be surprised if Steve Brown expected to gain the position on the basis of the votes in the council election.
The D/Mayor is elected by the Council, and they will take many things into account, and come up with the best person for the job. Let’s hope the Council can get over this first hurdle without acrimony.
Eli has handed back the boxing gloves, that is a good start.

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A positive influence in the schools. No need for guns though, crikey, we are not America yet.


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Trust a geographer to have a look at a map! And the stats. Good analysis Steff.
And her point is right, government schools are a good place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids to mix in. It worked for our kids at Sadadeen Primary and Anzac Hill High.
Trevor Read is a top bloke, did great work at ASHS years ago, but had climbed Jim Hackers Greasy Pole.
He is now the head departmental honcho in the Alice and is spruiking the official line, Sir Humphrey style, trying to steer us away from the obvious. But what can be done?
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In my mind this is a bigger issue for the Alice than Anzac Oval.
Get together Steff and Trev, two good smart people, help Alice schools get back on track. For the good of all.


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Well said John Bell. I look forward to reading Tatz’s book now.


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