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.
"Who is the Chief Minister talking to," asks Cr Marli Banks (pictured in the centre of the photo) who says, contrary to his assertion, there is no formal decision on the civic centre swap. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Councillor Jimmy Cocking (pictured) is speaking out about a code of conduct process on which there are finally some findings. It dates back to an event in January this year, has been conducted in secrecy, into allegations not publicly disclosed, made by a person still unknown and investigated by a government appointed committee whose membership has been kept secret. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE 5.28pm: Department answers questions from the Alice Springs News Online – well, some of them.
Damien Ryan says the fracking debate is a "hysterical rush to the waterfall" and other councils opposing the controversial process are being shut out of the debate about it. Peter Clee (pictured), the president of the Wagait Shire Council, disagrees.