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Conflict of interest: Councillors allow candidates Ryan, Paterson to attack Government

 

 

Their opportunity to publicly criticise their political opponents – especially Chief Minister Michel Gunner – was unfettered by any objections from their colleagues despite council’s protracted debate in recent months on the issues of conflict of interest. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Alcohol reference group: Dice seem loaded

 

 

 

The Alcohol Reference Group, announced by NT Minister for Alcohol Policy, Dave Tollner, and chaired by Mayor Damien Ryan, needs a majority of eight out of ten to recommend an initiative.

Ryan re-elected Mayor, Brown heads councillor line-up

Damien Ryan (pictured), with 43.6% of the primary vote, has been declared Mayor after distribution of preferences last night.
It is his second term.
He will preside over a divided council with three of his four challengers – Steve Brown, Eli Melky and Dave Douglas, heading the count for the eight councillors, and the like-minded Geoffrey Booth being elected in eighth place.
They are former members or sympathisers of the law and order Action for Alice group.
If they can attract the support of another councillor – possibly Brendan Heenan or Liz Martin –  the forces calling for tough measures to end the town's violence and anti-social behaviour would be in the majority.
The other two new councillors in the 12th Alice Springs Town Council are Jade Kudrenko and Chansey Paech, both very youthful.
Kudrenko, a candidate of the Greens, gave a lengthy interview to the Alice News Online but Paech declined to be interviewed.
Candidates who missed out – in the order in which they were excluded – are Vince Jeisman, Samih Habib Bitar, Matt Campbell, John Reid, Dianne Logan, Edan Baxter and  Aaron Dick.

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