"I will not support cheap political smear campaigns, political bullying or the politics of division. Real success comes through hard work, truth, honesty and integrity of dealings," writes mayoral candidate Jimmy Cocking. He is pictured with partner Karine Trembley, mother Annette Cocking and son Louka Cocking.
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.
She will put Labor's dealings with the liquor giant Dan Murphy's before the Political Donations Inquiry and the new Independent Commission Against Corruption, writes Robyn Lambley (pictured), Independent Member for Araluen.
Early polling is likely to favour incumbents and high profile candidates over the fresh faces coming forward, some of whom are highly credible candidates. KIERAN FINNANE comments. PLUS see inside for links to our coverage of the campaign to date.
This confident, articulate and talented woman on the national stage has taken a low profile in the Town Council and consistently aligned herself with the conservative block. She speaks about why with KIERAN FINNANE.
The annual madcap caper in the Todd River, Henley-on-Todd, has kicked off with its nautically-themed parade; extra dash has been added by local children, coached in schools by artists – More PICTURES inside .
"He stands in the mall, an oddly striking figure. Held between fine fingers that protrude from fingerless grey woollen gloves is a silver harmonica. The man is playing." HOWARD GOLDENBERG stops to listen, then has a conversation with this familiar figure around Alice Springs.