Ald Heenan says that antisocial behaviour and alcohol are NT …

Comment on Santos sponsorship, unpaid fines, survey consternation by Melanie Ross.

Ald Heenan says that antisocial behaviour and alcohol are NT Govt problems now? Is this the same alderman who backed the ASTC bringing in a consultant last year to do a report on crime and alcohol measures?
The same alderman who was continually calling on the government to take action? Oh that’s right – that was a Labor government.
Interesting that now his CLP mates are in its not a council issue any more. Stop playing politics. We voted you in as alderman to represent our town NOT your political mates.
We expect the council to lobby and push for the best for Alice Springs, not pretend that everything’s wonderful just because a certain party is in power.
Do the job we pay you to do, not suck up to your CLP mates. This message also needs to go Damien Ryan, Steve Brown, Dave Douglas and the alderman who doesn’t even live here, Geoff Booth (where else can you be receiving an allowance as alderman when you live thousands of kms away).
Pleased to see that Eli Melky at least seems to have the interest of the town at heart rather than his political masters. Councillors, this town is in crisis, socially and economically. Take some action.
[ED – The town council advises that Councillor Booth is complying with statutory requirements in regards to attendance and a record of attendance at meetings can be found in the minutes. They record whether a councillor is present in person or attended via phone link.]

Recent Comments by Melanie Ross

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The Alice Springs Town Council is just become a defacto branch of the CLP.
The CLP bloc just vote how they are told.
What a disappointment you are Jactina Price, I expected more from a strong woman who I thought could make up her own mind and not just follow along your party line.

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Just because they aren’t talking to you Erwin doesn’t mean they aren’t talking to people in their electorate.
I’ve spoken to Wazza many times … often to argue with him.

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@ Steve Brown: Not envious of you at all. A bit of pity that your boss has dumped you in it over your Opposition to his Aboriginal Affairs strategy maybe.
A bit sorry for you when your boss Adam Giles said you were xenophobic. One of the few times I agreed with him.

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@Hal Duell I suggest you take a look at the new electoral boundaries. Namatjira will take in the Alice Springs rural area. To suggest that “Paech has gone of town” is totally incorrect.
Everything I have ever seen and heard from Chansey Paech indicates he’s a man who is passionate about his home town, where his family have lived for generations. Namatjira it’s true takes in a large chunk of the southern part of Central Australia – of which Alice Springs is the major service centre.
To contrast, when Steve Brown talks up its usually in self interest, either as a builder or a land developer.
Perhaps you should stop interpreting others dreams and stick to your own fantasies Hal.

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Thanks for the clarification Kieran. I have to admit I forgot to say I did see Eli at the town meeting, so apologies for that. And interesting to know Mr Brown and Mr deBrenni there but didn’t seem to hear a thing local people were saying.

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