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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...

Barkly has a can-do dude at the helm

By JULIUS DENNIS Jeffrey Mclaughlin sits over a Big Brekky plate laden with bacon eggs and white toast in The Red Centre Cafe in Tennant...

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...

Glen Auricht swing voter in council plot

By ERWIN CHLANDA Former councillors Marli Banks and Matt Paterson are incensed about a move, foreshadowed for Monday’s meeting, they see as a plot to...

Rush to co-opt members a bid to stack the Town Council?

By ERWIN CHLANDA Mayor Jamie de Brenni and Cr Jacinta Price have given notice of a motion at Monday’s town council meeting to “co-opt” two...

Amidst the turmoil, rentals stay the same

And you wonder why people are leaving? If there is lack of work and lack of jobs and high rentals why would they stay, as well as the problems in town that haven't changed, writes Anna Ponder.

UPDATE March 26, 8.40am: Tasmania has announced a 120-day moratorium on evictions.

Perception of Mayor's conflict of interest becomes issue


Cracks are beginning to show between Mayor Damien Ryan, now also a CLP candidate, and Labor front bencher Dale Wakefield, when cooperation appears vital to get a handle on youth crime and the national Aboriginal art gallery.

Ms Wakefield, pictured yesterday with Dan Falzon, from the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, was announcing interstate schools can apply for $3,000 towards the cost of a trip to the NT.

Mayor's 'conflict of interest' issues need more work

The decision by the majority of town councillors – to seek a second legal opinion on the potential conflict of interest in Damien Ryan being a political candidate while he is still the Mayor – needs more work. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.


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).

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