Tag Archives: Cr Eli Melky

Councillors: do we need Federal intervention on ‘crime wave’?


 
Councillor Eli Melky revealed a certain ignorance of Australian history at last night’s council meeting, suggesting that appeals be made to the Governor-General  to help Alice Springs deal with its “crime wave”. Since 1975, the year of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s dismissal, the intervention of the G-G in our politics and governance has been a sore point for many Australians. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Cr Melky: Mayor’s CLP candidacy, a risk for the council?

 

The risk is for conflict of interest and breach of public trust. To avoid either, Cr Melky suggests that candidates who are also councillors should avoid the use of council resources other than for strictly council business. Resources include car, phone, office, title and more, he said. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints 

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Multiple allegations against him have been either rejected or dismissed, he told council in a prepared statement.  Alleging “an abuse of process”, he said the strategy of issuing Code of Conduct complaints “may not have been done in isolation”. However, he would neither confirm or deny that actions had been taken involving other councillors. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

UPDATE, 11.26am 1 August 2018: CEO provides further comment. FULL STORY »

Council: department confirms no budget irregularity

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The Civic Centre loan has been repaid in full and its repayments are no longer at play in council’s budgeting process. FULL STORY »

Unpredictable, unaligned and undaunted: Cr Eli Melky

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Alone among the candidates handing out how-to-votes, Councillor Eli Melky has not allocated preferences. His rivals have and they’re mostly putting him well down the list. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Cr Melky left out in the cold on curfew

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His picture of a town “under siege” failed to persuade his colleagues who made clear their preference for outreach services and grassroots community action with young people. Three NT MLAs (pictured) were in the chamber for the debate. Meanwhile, the issue of flying the Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill has been skirted. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

No quorum to debate Cr Melky’s youth curfew motion

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A fortnight ago Councillor Eli Melky said a curfew would do “more harm than good” but now it’s back on his agenda.  The meeting, which was also looking to council for direction on flying the Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill, was postponed until next Monday. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Cr Melky saves ratepayers $100,000+

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With dogged persistence Councillor Eli Melky has succeeded in getting the Town Council to agree to pay off its Civic Centre loan. However he was less sharply focussed when it came to discussing issues of youth crime and antisocial behaviour. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Council rates draft: up 1.5% despite surplus

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The likelihood of a budget surplus was Cr El Melky’s hard fought argument to keep the rate rise to “the lowest possible level, keeping us just in front of the CPI.” KIERAN FINNANE reports.

UPDATED 30 May 2017, 9.42am. FULL STORY »

Melky accuses Brown of conflict of interest

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Councillor Eli Melky (right) has accused Cr Steve Brown (left) of having had a conflict of interest at a recent Seniors Coordinating Committee meeting which he chaired. Cr Brown rejects the accusation as mere grandstanding. In other council news, an in-house tree farm for growing street trees is being considered, and councillors raised no objection to an application by the Alice Springs Cinema for a seven-day a week liquor licence. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »