Lets us have a fair dinkum debate on the subject. …

Comment on Council says ‘no’ to government gallery offer by Evelyne Roullet.

Lets us have a fair dinkum debate on the subject. A formal debate usually involves three groups:
• One supporting a resolution (affirmative team), in this case Gunner and his supporters.
• One opposing the resolution (opposing team), in this case Aboriginal leaders and their supporters.
• Those who are judging the quality of the evidences and arguments and the performance in the debate, in this case rates payers as they will have to open their wallets for covering costs.

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