I would like to add my congratulations to the many …

Comment on Bonanni’s message to fellow councillors, town by Hal Duell.

I would like to add my congratulations to the many flowing Cr Bonanni’s way.
In my opinion, what Alice Springs needs from its Council is two-fold. We need the nuts and bolts of the job – the roads, the rates (sigh) and the rubbish – to continue to be handled efficiently.
And we need a continuing focus on innovative measures to advance Alice’s stature. Here I am thinking of two measures pursued successfully by the current Council – free wi-fi in the Todd Mall, and leading the charge for an NT container deposit scheme.
I have every confidence Cr Bonanni will continue in the impressive footsteps of her predecessors.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

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Aside from a shared claim to Aboriginality, there is no unity within Aboriginal Australia.
Yet this has not kept them from remaining present and relevant despite having been caught in the tides of history some 250 years ago.
Let’s hear all the stories.

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The question now is, will Jacinta return to Council?

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Talk about kicking a can down the road!
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That’s another can ready to be kicked down the road.

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