Tag Archives: mayor

Amidst the turmoil, rentals stay the same

And you wonder why people are leaving? If there is lack of work and lack of jobs and high rentals why would they stay, as well as the problems in town that haven’t changed, writes Anna Ponder.

 
UPDATE March 26, 8.40am: Tasmania has announced a 120-day moratorium on evictions. FULL STORY »

Perception of Mayor’s conflict of interest becomes issue

 

Cracks are beginning to show between Mayor Damien Ryan, now also a CLP candidate, and Labor front bencher Dale Wakefield, when cooperation appears vital to get a handle on youth crime and the national Aboriginal art gallery.

Ms Wakefield, pictured yesterday with Dan Falzon, from the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, was announcing interstate schools can apply for $3,000 towards the cost of a trip to the NT. FULL STORY »

Mayor’s ‘conflict of interest’ issues need more work

The decision by the majority of town councillors – to seek a second legal opinion on the potential conflict of interest in Damien Ryan being a political candidate while he is still the Mayor – needs more work. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

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CLP candidate Mayor puts demands to Labor CM

 

 

Mayor Ryan’s demands for measures “to ensure the short and long term safety and healthy future of the community” may have a stronger impact if it had come from a more independent or impartial local government leader rather than one who has declared his hand as a candidate to run against the current Gunner Labor Government at the 2020 election, writes Mark Smith (pictured). FULL STORY »

Ryan to run in Braitling for the CLP?

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The Mayor (at right) is not confirming nor denying it, and we’ve now asked fellow town council member and CLP vice-president Jamie deBrenni (at left) for a response. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Mayoral temper flares over accountability

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Should councillors’ assets remain secret? The council thinks so. Yet the assets of Federal Parliamentarians are online for all to see. Damien Ryan (pictured) claims his income has been misrepresented. He speaks with ERWIN CHLANDA also about flood mitigation, the gallery, and the council’s apparently limited aspirations to be heard by the NT Government. FULL STORY »

Ryan runs on infrastructure boost, financial responsibility

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On the minus side are long delays with flood mitigation measures (although the Alice Springs News Online now has new information on this critical issue, see FULL STORY). ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with Mayor Ryan who is pictured with Jenny Barr at Sunday’s market. The how-to-vote cards on the table are Mayor Ryan’s and those of candidate Joshua “Burgs” Burgoyne, his future son-in-law.

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Environmentalist stands for Mayor, Councillor

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Safe streets and kids, better town planning, no fracking, developing The Centre as a world class adventure playground and low rates are among the policies for Jimmy Cocking (pictured at the community garden). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Mayor Damien looks into 2017 and beyond

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Flood mitigation and a new masterplan for the town will be high on the agenda, Mayor Ryan (pictured) tells editor ERWIN CHLANDA.

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Mayor and Deputy at odds over dump

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Keep the transfer station but move the dump, says Cr Steve Brown. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: View into the Ilparpa Valley across the landfill (before the construction of the transfer station) and part the sewage ponds, from the eastern side of The Gap. FULL STORY »