Tag Archives: council

Gunner goofs: No council ‘decisions’ on gallery site

 

 

“Who is the Chief Minister talking to,” asks Cr Marli Banks (pictured in the centre of the photo) who says, contrary to his assertion, there is no formal decision on the civic centre swap. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Code of conduct allegations ‘vexatious, frivolous’ – councillor

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Councillor Jimmy Cocking (pictured) is speaking out about a code of conduct process on which there are finally some findings. It dates back to an event in January this year, has been conducted in secrecy, into allegations not publicly disclosed, made by a person still unknown and investigated by a government appointed committee whose membership has been kept secret. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 5.28pm: Department answers questions from the Alice Springs News Online – well, some of them. FULL STORY »

NT Govt persists with push for Anzac Oval ownership

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Arts Minister Lauren Moss (pictured) does not explain how, and does not agree to an interview by the Alice Springs News Online at which she would have been asked about compulsory acquisition. FULL STORY »

Part of the town speaks, but will pollies listen?

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Massive concerns about neglected children and alcohol policies dominate poorly timed public forum yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

27-year-old stands for council

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Sport, kerbside recycling and encouraging small business would be his aims as a councillor, writes Joshua “Burgs” Burgoyne.

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Mayor on thin ice with fracking claims

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Damien Ryan says the fracking debate is a “hysterical rush to the waterfall” and other councils opposing the controversial process are being shut out of the debate about it. Peter Clee (pictured), the president of the Wagait Shire Council, disagrees.

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Katherine council opposes fracking

Two NT councils have joined the rapidly growing list of local councils across Australia opposing fracking, writes Charmaine Roth, of the Don’t Frack Katherine group. FULL STORY »

Skate trial in the Mall: council turns its back on the kids

The Town Council’s brave new policy of enticing young people into Todd Mall came crashing down at the council meeting last night. In the latest backflip on skateboarding, the trial approved two weeks ago to permit the sport for three months has been scuttled on the vote of all members except Councillor Chansey Paech, who initiated the trial and stuck by his guns. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

PHOTO: Part of the public gallery at last night’s meeting: Most are members of the anti-skateboardig deputation. In the back row, left, is council candidate John Bridgefoot. He says he is in favour of a trial but believes that the amphitheater solution is better, and “would make it safer for both the skaters and the people in the northern end of the mall”.


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Booth ‘terminates’ escort agency application

UPDATE 03:15pm Monday:

Karen Avery, of the Department of Business, says the application by the group including Cr Booth for an escort agency licence has now been withdrawn.

 

UPDATE 12:15pm Monday:

Cr Booth, who was expected to be attending tonight’s council meeting by telephone hook-up, has this morning notified the council that he will not be attending in any form.

 

UPDATE 10:20am Monday:

Karen Avery, of the Department of Business, said this morning: “There has been some indication that the licence application may be withdrawn. However, the Department of Business or the NT Licensing Commission have not received any formal withdrawal yet.”

 

Town Council CEO Rex Mooney (pictured) was told by Councillor Geoff Cr Booth that he had “terminated” his application for an escort agency operator’s licence. But in a written report to tomorrow’s council meeting Mr Mooney says:  “Cr Booth’s withdrawal of this application does not in any real way satisfy or even deal with the concerns raised” by council solicitor Chris Turner, whom he instructed to provide legal advice following “media attention” focusing on Cr Booth’s place of residence and escort agency plans. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Youth curfew back on town council agenda

 

 

 

A youth curfew is back on the Town Council’s agenda but at least two councillors (including Liz Martin, pictured, who heads up the National Road Transport Hall of Fame) are saying that before local government becomes involved, it should check what the NT Government’s intentions are about juvenile delinquency. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »