Question: Was Cr Banks’s attendance at the Australian Local Government …

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Question: Was Cr Banks’s attendance at the Australian Local Government Women’s Association Annual Conference in Sydney funded by the rate payer?
If so, what an absolute waste.

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Police gets street parking, cops’ private cars in compound
Alice Springs Town Council freely giving up the public’s car parking reminds me of the free pass that successive Federal governments have been given when ramming legislation of “national security” through Parliament.
There really is no need for the council to prioritise this parking to police. It is a nuisance to the public.
Also, the parks often have unmarked police cars.

Ministers lash out at council over gallery
No one in their right mind believe these guys could deliver a project of this significance.
Dale Wakefield, Lauren Moss and Michael Gunner will certainly be on the list of the unemployable. Generally cushy jobs and consultancy positions become available to ex pollies, but the complete ineptitude of this trio will no doubt leave them jobless once they are booted from office next year.
In the last three years they have achieved NOTHING.

Rules for outback work travel may catch some out
So not even the regulator can reasonably manage all the bureaucracy they impose?

Value of NT mineral production highest ever
It is important to understand that this is the value of goods and is no indication of production.
Given terribly low business confidence and the struggling manufacturing sector a great deal of this growth must be attributed to growing market prices.
Certainly major export commodities such as manganese has seen considerable growth in value over this period.
But again, as the NT Minister for Resources said recently: “I’m not a mining expert …”
You got that right minister, you are an electrical trade unionist.

Council: yes to protecting NT drinking water from fracking, no to declaring a climate emergency
I think the smartest thing to do in these times is simply do the exact opposite of whatever Darebin Council does.
They have been hijacked by extremist who wish to “nanny state” their local government area. They ought to get on with being a service provider. As should the Alice Springs Town Council.

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