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Comment on Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints  by Hal Duell.

So now Council has to vote on whether to accept an apology for non-attendance. I wonder what will happen if they vote not to accept an apology?
In another matter, Council just lost a legal battle to recover money for an unpaid rates bill, or the interest accrued on that bill. Gary James Carter successfully argued that Council had stepped well over a six year time limit to recover the disputed money. A Sydney lawyer was engaged to argue Council’s case, but why wasn’t that statute of limitations picked up by Council’s in-house legal team? Those Sydney lawyers cost money, plus airfares, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
And now we also have a Code of Conduct kerfuffle, questions about the budget and a murky if not outright misleading online survey about the Anzac Oval. Not looking real good, Council.

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Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints 
Onya, Rex. If ever there is a local theatrical adaptation of The Silver Skates I hope you take the leading role.


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Massive horse deaths now a risk to humans
Are you saying, Eugene’s mate, that the dead animals should be left as a community health hazard while CLC asks for someone’s permission to heap them up for burning or for burial?
Or perhaps that’s not CLC’s job or problem, but then it never is, is it?


Massive horse deaths now a risk to humans
In a drought, especially if twinned with poor land management, stock will die. That’s one thing.
Then there’s the dead carcasses to dispose of. That’s the next thing.
Heap them up to burn or bury. That’s a no-brainer.
The CLC is acting like a rabbit caught in the headlights.


All views about gallery location will be considered: Lauren Moss
From time to time political commentary throws up a new and apt phrase. The one I’m thinking of is “nothing burger”.
This whole art gallery shemozzle is looking more and more like a nothing burger.


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Is Michael Gunner channeling Theresa May?


Gallery: The Gunner spin goes on
The position of a National Aboriginal Art Gallery would sensibly be where tourists and visitors are, or can easily get to. That ain’t Alice.
The positioning of a National Aboriginal Cultural Centre is another matter. Here Alice should come into its own as being in the centre of Australia. All roads lead to Alice, past and present.
But there’s a problem.
For a cultural centre it is imperative that it have not just Aboriginal agency, but Aboriginal ownership. Full ownership.
And once they grasp that, governments tend to let the whole project slip over into the too-hard basket.


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