Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Behind closed doors, council may be caving on Anzac Oval

By KIERAN FINNANE The Town Council has requested mediation, provided for under the Land Acquisition Act, as the NT Government pursues compulsory acquisition of Anzac...

Cr Banks misses out on Deputy Mayor, Cr Paterson returned

 

Cr Banks had appealed to her colleagues to share the position around. It offers an opportunity to broaden one’s experience and to strengthen leadership skills, she said, and a vote for her would encourage other women to take up roles in local government. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Telling the government what to do, nicely

 

If you think being a councillor is hard work, try riding a pushbike from Alice Springs to Melbourne. First-term local government member Matt Paterson did that to raise $20,000 for Starlight Foundation children in 2012. Now he has his work cut our balancing the Three Rs with holding the government accountable. He spoke with editor ERWIN CHLANDA.

Gallery at Anzac: Council has no position, says Deputy Mayor

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Is the council, having conducted a poll on the issue, obliged to act in line with its result? "We want to work with the government to make sure the gallery happens," says Cr Paterson (at right in the photo, with Cr Jimmy Cocking). He was speaking with ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE: Cr Eli Melky to move a motion for the Town Council to exclude the Anzac Oval site as a location for the gallery.
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