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Mayoral race: And they’re off!

By ERWIN CHLANDA The first announcement has been made about joining the race for Mayor next year: Councillor Eli Melky (pictured) is – reluctantly, he...

Ex-mayor fails in tilt for Assembly seat

By ERWIN CHLANDA Former mayor Damien Ryan (pictured) has been unsuccessful in his tilt at Territory politics for the CLP, failing to unseat the Territory...

Country Liberal Party: custodians ignored on gallery

 

 

The party’s reliance on the recommendation of the Desert Park by the original steering committee overlooks the careful wording of that recommendation, that it is “subject to the endorsement of and legal agreement with" Arrernte custodians. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

Mayor Ryan misses council meeting, campaigns as CLP candidate

 

 

CLP Opposition announcement about candidate Damien Ryan is likely to further fuel the controversy about his conflict of interest. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Unfinished business

 

 

A Top End focussed Opposition Leader. Two-wheelers could put a stop to plans for a ghastly multi-level carpark in the CBD. Wait, there is more. ERWIN CHLANDA comments.

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).

Damien Ryan's youth curfew dilemma

 

 

Will Mayor Damien Ryan (at left), now that he is also CLP candidate, reverse his long-standing opposition to a youth curfew in Alice Springs? This week Opposition Leader Gary Higgins called for such a curfew, a sure sign that this is now a major plank in CLP platform for the 2020 NT elections. Mr Ryan's opponent in Araluen, Robyn Lambley (at right), seems to be on a winner, at least politically. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

CLP candidate Ryan compromised as town’s negotiator

 

 

Should he be able to use his $100,000 job as Mayor (pictured, ABC News) campaigning against the government poised to invest $70m in the town for the Aboriginal art gallery and cultural centre, and more for the CBD? COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

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.

Mayor Ryan, CM Gunner mum on art gallery

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Mayor Damien Ryan (at left) won't say whether he is supporting 10 traditional owners on the national art gallery issue, and CM Michael Gunner (at right) won't say what – if anything – has resulted from his "consideration" of the project. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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