Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Mayor, Deputy let council flounder

 
 

With the Mayor and Deputy out of the room, due to their conflicts of interest as candidates in the August Legislative Assembly election, council could get on with business as usual, right? You couldn’t be more wrong. KIERAN FINNANE reports on the shambles in a leaderless council. 

Questions of conflict multiplied by two

 

Just in time for Deputy Mayor Matt Paterson’s announcement of his candidacy in the forthcoming Territory election, council’s Conflict Management Policy was up for discussion. Mayor Damien Ryan left the meeting; DM Paterson stayed. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

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.

 

Mayor's 'conflict': council to ask for independent legal opinion

 

 

Council's in-house legal advice had not adequately dealt with the perception of a conflict of interest, argued councillors. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

Gunner demands council deal with Mayor's 'conflict of interest'

 

Council's solicitor, examining the legislation, finds no conflict; he says the Mayor's CLP views are his right. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Conflict of interest raised in council's rejection of gallery offer

 

The Town Council rejects the NT Government's Aboriginal art gallery offer as Ministers Wakefield (left) and Moss (right) raise the question whether a "conflict of interest exists with their elected officials". Mayor Damien Ryan has announced he will be a CLP candidate at the next election. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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.

Busy Mayor Ryan: Benefit for the town?

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Does Mayor Damien Ryan have conflicts of interests with the large number of positions he holds outside of his Town Council position? Do these jobs take up too much time, detracting from his mayoral duties for which he earns $100,000 a year? And do the fees he gets for these outside positions create obligations for him that may not be in the interest of the town and the ratepayer?ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

 

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