I am a bit nonplussed by Ms Finnane’s comment “Cr …

Comment on Change on new council: three women, three greens by John Bell.

I am a bit nonplussed by Ms Finnane’s comment “Cr Price, given her huge vote, is clearly under an obligation to pull her weight for the ratepayers”.
My first thought is that every council member has an equal obligation to pull his or her weight equally, regardless of the number of votes that got each across the line.
The question that arises in my mind is, why has Ms Price a greater obligation to perform on Council than say, Mr Cocking?
Is it because she is a female? Surely not! Is it because she is seen to be part of a conservative white male power bloc? Surely not!
To quote The Hooded Redheaded One in the Federal Parliament “Ms Finnane, Please Explain?”

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Fiscal emergency: Get rid of Ministers, says Opposition
Since Federation the bureacracy has gradually increased its influence on the Parliament, in a way that our Federation founding legislators never envisaged in their wildest dreams.
The NT experience is no different from the other States and Territories.
The staffers and their extension the departments are like poison ivy, climbing and choking the Parliament.
Prune them back and the good pollies will breathe and blossom, making their own decisions.


Alice has hottest day on record
Evelyne, you send a timely message of optimism to Alicians for 2019. It is most welcome, I am sure, to the townspeople as the Deniers v Alarmists heat up in the Great Climate Change Debate. My money is on the Deniers.


Alice has hottest day on record
Uh! Oh! Climate Change! Head for the hills!


Suddenly everyone is talking about 1Territory
@ Evelyne Roullet: Let’s face it. Bob Collins had a significant self interest in making that comment as a pollie representing the NT.
Was Bob and his fellow pollies’ failure to see things going downhill, even all those years ago, perhaps part of the long-entrenched problem that led to the sorry state of affairs now?


Suddenly everyone is talking about 1Territory
@Bob Beadman. That is a comment worth thought. But that was a long time ago – in a different world. Agree with you that Canberra is La La Land. However, the local pollies have had plenty of opportinities, only to blow it big time. In today’s environment, Territory administration surely can be effectively controlled by locals delivering vital services to give Territorians a good quality of life, do you think?


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