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Candidate Cocking: Council must drive the town

Jimmy Cocking is clearly taking his pitch for Mayor and Councillor later this year more seriously than most: To gain a second term in...

Cocking stepping down from ALEC, looks back at record

By KIERAN FINNANE Seven years ago the Arid Lands Environment Centre was facing an existential crisis: the Federal Government – in Joe Hockey’s divisive...

Renewable energy: Town Council takes another step

By ERWIN CHLANDA The Town Council supported unanimously a motion by Cr Jimmy Cocking on Monday to “investigate potential options for managing waste associated with...

Council on climate: wide-ranging action as matter of urgency


 
Even more people packed into the Town Council's public gallery last night to support Councillor Jimmy Cocking in his bid to get council to do more about the changing climate. His persistence, their persistence paid off. The language of emergency was not adopted, but support to strengthen council's response across the board was, unanimously. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Four weeks to comment on fracking chaos

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Is it an opportunity for public comment? Or has the government already made up its mind? Will Aborigines decide on fracking their land – for or against – which makes up half of the NT? Chaos reigns, reports ERWIN CHLANDA.

Planning another plan

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The entrée served this week is dodging the hard questions. Alice can only hope the main course will not give us indigestion. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE 2.30pm.

Miners are spreading myths, says environmentalist

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"The mining industry are not the economic saviours that they make themselves out to be. They employ a small proportion of the NT workforce and are consistently propped up by government subsidies, while only ever offering boom and bust cycles of economic activity," writes Jimmy Cocking (pictured), CEO of the Arid Lands Environment Centre.

Alice environmentalist is VP for Conservation Foundation

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Jimmy Cocking (pictured) says he will maintain focus on Town Council responsibilities. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

The Dark State

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A clandestine process has plunged the Town Council into a state of near dysfunction, and the nine elected members, far from representing the town in an atmosphere of collaboration and openness, are in the shadows of distrust and fear of financially crippling litigation. Yet the Minister responsible for local government, Gerry McCarthy (pictured), is not available to give answers. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Mr McCarthy with a public housing tenant during a media event on September 12 when he neither ruled out nor confirmed that the NT Government would compulsorily acquire Anzac Oval.

Master plan for town, reconciliation plan for Australia Day

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New councillors Jimmy Cocking and Catherine Satour had wins on their first motions in the new Town Council. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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