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Peter Black 'deluded': MP

Monday, 3rd September, 2012

John Williams John Williams

Williams takes swipe at Black

By Erica Visser

Mayoral candidate Peter Black was "deluded" if he believed he had a good relationship with State ministers, according to local State MP John Williams.

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Tucker questions Angell’s loyalty

Wednesday, 29th August, 2012

Election candidate, Alan Tucker, says he is the original “mouth from the South” Election candidate, Alan Tucker, says he is the original “mouth from the South”

By Erica Visser

Council candidate, Alan Tucker, has questioned Black Ticket member, Larry Angell's love of South Broken Hill.

Mr Tucker, a selfproclaimed "mouth from the South", said that he had long been a lone voice for the area on such things as the Coles supermarket, the upkeep of parks and ovals, and roads and footpaths.

Mr Angell, a Duff Street resident, last week said he would be an advocate for the same issues if elected to City Council on September 8.

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Crime giving kids bad rap

Tuesday, 28th August, 2012

Young Citizen of the Year Jim Richards says recent break-ins are not just the fault of young people. Young Citizen of the Year Jim Richards says recent break-ins are not just the fault of young people.

By Erica Visser

Youths are not solely to blame for a recent spate of break-ins and vandalism, according to Broken Hill's Young Citizen of the Year.

The comment comes after four local schools were broken into, with youths being caught in the act at one primary school.

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Black was in the red

Monday, 27th August, 2012

Council papers dating back to the 1980s during Peter Black’s reign as mayor. Council papers dating back to the 1980s during Peter Black’s reign as mayor.

Papers show deficit under former mayor

By Erica Visser

A councillor has unearthed documents that she says prove that mayor hopeful Peter Black once led a City Council burdened by debt and deficit.

Mr Black served as Labor mayor of Broken Hill from 1980 to 1999 before going on to become a State MP.

Councillor Marion Browne served alongside Mr Black during his reign, for a large part as a "faithful deputy mayor".

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