Thursday, September 15, 2016

Maitland councillors divided over bicentenary celebration

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland councillor Loretta Baker to lodge rescission motion after feisty bicentenary debate with councillor Philip Penfold.
Maitland councillors remain divided over a controversial and at times spiteful debate this week on whether or not to celebrate the city’s bicentenary.
Council officers recommended that council does not officially take part in commemorations in 2018 for fear it would cause stress to the local Aboriginal community.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 15 Sep 2016.