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'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).
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.
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.
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.