So now Council has to vote on whether to accept …

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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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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Multiple devices? Multiple addresses? Sounds like Putin did it.

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The way to reinvigorate the CBD is not through investing in an art gallery or a cultural centre, but by investing in people.
Build attractive modern flats and populate the area. I understand there are no zoning impediments to doing that.
A skate park at the river end of Parson’s Street would breathe life into many who just hang around, and they hang around because it still is our CBD. We’ve just made a mess of it is all.

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@ Maya: Posted August 31, 2018 at 11:41 am.
With a nod to Russell Guy, and now the Melanka site comes into play. That is, if we’re talking about an art gallery, and not a Cultural Centre.
This could be what we’ve been looking for.

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It is a very good thing Cr Banks has done. Good for her own image as a Councillor of transpanency, and good for ASTC.
I’m thinking of those councils in trouble over in Queensland, and I wonder how much of that trouble might have been avoided if every council employee, whether elected or hired, had known from their first day that there were NO free lunches.
I think, and I like to think, that our Council is without reproach. Let’s keep it that way.

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This whole schmozzle of a National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs has been hijacked on every level.
Those pushing for it to be built here have confused national with local, any sniff of “Indigenous” has become sidelined and twisted into bureaucratic cultural appropriation and commercial concerns have trumped art.
I guess the gallery remains a gallery.

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