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Split over acting Mayor

By KIERAN FINNANE Mayor Damien Ryan (left), a candidate in the forthcoming NT election, shows no sign of stepping away from his council role until...

Melky's plans for smoothing the road to recovery

 

 

By his calculations, extensive rate relief can be offered without putting council's budget in the red, leaving its $20m worth of reserves intact. This would lay the ground for council entering a new entrepreneurial phase. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Melky proposes rate reduction as part of virus response

 
 

Loss of revenue will be offset by curbing expenditure in areas of "reduced demand", among them road reserve maintenance with the onus shifting to the owner/occupier, and the climate action plan.

Councillors: do we need Federal intervention on 'crime wave'?


 
Councillor Eli Melky revealed a certain ignorance of Australian history at last night's council meeting, suggesting that appeals be made to the Governor-General  to help Alice Springs deal with its “crime wave”. Since 1975, the year of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s dismissal, the intervention of the G-G in our politics and governance has been a sore point for many Australians. KIERAN FINNANE 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.

Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints 

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Multiple allegations against him have been either rejected or dismissed, he told council in a prepared statement.  Alleging "an abuse of process", he said the strategy of issuing Code of Conduct complaints "may not have been done in isolation". However, he would neither confirm or deny that actions had been taken involving other councillors. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

UPDATE, 11.26am 1 August 2018: CEO provides further comment.

Council: department confirms no budget irregularity

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The Civic Centre loan has been repaid in full and its repayments are no longer at play in council's budgeting process.

Unpredictable, unaligned and undaunted: Cr Eli Melky

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Alone among the candidates handing out how-to-votes, Councillor Eli Melky has not allocated preferences. His rivals have and they’re mostly putting him well down the list. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Cr Melky left out in the cold on curfew

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His picture of a town “under siege” failed to persuade his colleagues who made clear their preference for outreach services and grassroots community action with young people. Three NT MLAs (pictured) were in the chamber for the debate. Meanwhile, the issue of flying the Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill has been skirted. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

No quorum to debate Cr Melky's youth curfew motion

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A fortnight ago Councillor Eli Melky said a curfew would do "more harm than good" but now it's back on his agenda.  The meeting, which was also looking to council for direction on flying the Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill, was postponed until next Monday. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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