Tag Archives: Eli Melky

Council on climate: wide-ranging action as matter of urgency


 
Even more people packed into the Town Council’s public gallery last night to support Councillor Jimmy Cocking in his bid to get council to do more about the changing climate. His persistence, their persistence paid off. The language of emergency was not adopted, but support to strengthen council’s response across the board was, unanimously. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Gallery statement by ministers mischievous: Councillor

 

 

No one in their right mind would want to demolish a perfectly good building such as the current council civic centre, with the risk of burdening the community with a huge debt, writes Councillor Eli Melky. FULL STORY »

Country Party seeks to stand candidates in all seats

 

 

Policies still on the back burner, but the economy will be a top concern while the government’s pay freeze has its problems, say Ian Britza (pictured) and Eli Melky, the party’s coordinator for in the NT, in a conversation with ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Not us and them. Just us, says Cr Melky.

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The town has a new slogan and a new group, both called “Safe Alice Springs”. It is taking the problem “to the people, where the power is”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Prove I’m wrong and I’ll step down: Cr Melky

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Council, in a dramatic meeting last night, takes the next step towards paying out its $1.2m civic centre loan as proposed by Cr Eli Melky (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

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New brawl looms over civic centre loan

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Councillor Eli Melky says debt repayment estimates at last month’s town council meeting were in error, but he still needs a seconder for his motion to be debated. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. AT LEFT: Google Earth image of the sprawling civic centre complex.

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Eli Melky to stand against Adam Giles

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… and joins a growing list of Independents in Braitling. ERWIN CHLANDA reports

 

UPDATE August 2

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Cr Melky to cane Cr Brown over pre-selection

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Cr Eli Melky (pictured) says he will attack Cr Steve Brown at the council meeting tonight. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Anderson, Melky & more neglect of Alice

 

PUP isn’t worth more than a laugh, but ongoing infrastructure neglect in Alice Springs is a serious matter. FULL STORY »

Cr Eli Melky: the good and the bad

 

 

 

Cr Eli Melky (pictured) loses his bid on pouring out grog – all goes in the dirt if you drink in public – but he strikes a blow for transparency; economic development in the bush gains traction and the council finally gets into the loop on town planning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »