Tag Archives: Katherine

Lame duck MLA, says Katherine voter

 

 

Shameful behaviour by the former Member for Katherine Willem Westra van Holthe and the poor performance of the Giles administration contributed to the Labor victory in Katherine, as also did the fact that Sandra Nelson (at left) stood on an anti-fracking platform and received preferences from another anti-fracking candidate. But Labor will lose Katherine, writes Bruce Francais (at right). FULL STORY »

‘Gunner the Betrayer’

 

 

Member for Katherine Sandra Nelson owns up to having voted for fracking, writes Bruce Francais (pictured), of Katherine. FULL STORY »

Tell me what you think about fracking – for $100

 

 

Government fracking consultation by invitation: still, a tremendous level of distrust of the government was obvious, writes Bruce Francais (pictured), from Katherine. FULL STORY »

Remote parents to raise playgroup and web data issues

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Hiccups in the mobile playgroup scheme and payment for internet access needed to do school work were key issues raised at the annual meeting of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Image NTCOSS website. FULL STORY »

Isolated parents meet: From the absurd to the visionary

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Boarding and travel allowances under the microscope, and a push for agricultural, conservation and land management courses. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Ziggy Solczaniuk, School of the Air pupil at Ross River, pictured in 2015. FULL STORY »

Police drop MLA’s trespassing charge

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“It is embarrassing for any citizen to be removed from a public event by the police. Understandably I will be seeking an apology from the Member for Katherine, Sandra Nelson, for her actions,” writes Bruce Francais (pictured), of Katherine. FULL STORY »

Voter banned from Parliamentarian’s office

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A place for robust democratic debate? How robust? A one year trespass notice has resulted from one discussion in the electoral office of Katherine MLA Sandra Nelson (at left). Barred from her office: Constituent Bruce Francis (at right). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE September 15, 9am: This is matter for the Member for Katherine, I will not be commenting, says the Speaker, Kezia Purick. FULL STORY »

Hard choice on fracking for Katherine MLA

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Will Sandra Nelson (pictured) be damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t, asks Bruce Francais, of Katherine. FULL STORY »

MLA MIA: The drover’s dog for Katherine?

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Government members show distain for Katherine, writes Bruce Francais. PICTURED: Sandra Nelson MLA

 

Ms Nelson replies.

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Labor’s mixed messages on fracking

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Katherine’s Labor MLA Sandra Nelson (pictured) scored a narrow win on anti-fracking preferences. Now she has to toe Michael Gunner’s apparent pro-fracking line, writes Bruce Francais, of Katherine.

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