Tag Archives: 000

Don’t do a U-turn on consumer protection

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The Master Builders Association is concerned at moves to roll back building reforms designed to protect consumers. The Government is being lobbied to get rid of the Residential Building Cover package introduced at the beginning of the year and go back to the old Home Building Certification Fund scheme that provided only limited cover, writes Graham Kemp, MBA Executive Director. FULL STORY »

Pedestrians ignore new $300,000 crossing at The Gap

The Federal Government has spent $300,000 on a bid to remove a fatal “black spot” on the Stuart Highway just south of the The Gap. Yet some nearby residents ignore the facility, and cross the highway just a stone’s throw to the south, where they have no protection. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Mayor to raise poor police response to emergencies

 

Mayor Damien Ryan is to contact today the southern region’s new police commander, Kate Vanderlaan, about poor response to calls to 000 and 131441. The matter was raised in last night’s council meeting by Councillor Eli Melky, in an apparent reference to our report yesterday of the inadequate police response to an attack on the tennis club. In other council news: the search for land for affordable housing (not Kilgariff?); consistent shortfall on Indigenous staffing target; public art commissions let; no breakthrough on netball car parking. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

 

At left: The Todd mall police post. How useful is it, Cr Melky wants to know. FULL STORY »