Great summary Kieran. One of the things that I don’t …

Comment on Nose-diving CBD: it happened on the 11th Council’s watch by Dianne.

Great summary Kieran. One of the things that I don’t think that you have given enough attention to is the lack of a strong voice in the Minister for Central Australia. Since Alison Anderson went independent there has been no one on the Labor side of politics (who are in charge, let’s face it!) with any backbone to push for Alice Springs needs.
It is quite sad really that Territory Labor seems to have the same disease as Federal Labor in punishing electorates or people that don’t support them. Alice Springs could be used as a textbook case of this type of thing.
One wonders if the Chief Minister is organising his “luxury coach tour” for local business people to show off the project work in this town as he is in Darwin.
And, where is our Minister for Central Australia – SILENT as always. Very disappointing.

ED – Dianne, you’ll be interested to read the comment piece in this edition by Erwin Chlanda, titled ‘Minister for Football’.

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