Shameful behaviour by the former Member for Katherine Willem Westra van Holthe and the poor performance of the Giles administration contributed to the Labor victory in Katherine, as also did the fact that Sandra Nelson (at left) stood on an anti-fracking platform and received preferences from another anti-fracking candidate. But Labor will lose Katherine, writes Bruce Francais (at right).
Hiccups in the mobile playgroup scheme and payment for internet access needed to do school work were key issues raised at the annual meeting of the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Image NTCOSS website.
Boarding and travel allowances under the microscope, and a push for agricultural, conservation and land management courses. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Ziggy Solczaniuk, School of the Air pupil at Ross River, pictured in 2015.
"It is embarrassing for any citizen to be removed from a public event by the police. Understandably I will be seeking an apology from the Member for Katherine, Sandra Nelson, for her actions," writes Bruce Francais (pictured), of Katherine.
A place for robust democratic debate? How robust? A one year trespass notice has resulted from one discussion in the electoral office of Katherine MLA Sandra Nelson (at left). Barred from her office: Constituent Bruce Francis (at right). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.
UPDATE September 15, 9am: This is matter for the Member for Katherine, I will not be commenting, says the Speaker, Kezia Purick.