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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".

Black can take on Labor

Wednesday, 13th June, 2012

Peter Black has confirmed he’ll run for Mayor in September. Peter Black has confirmed he’ll run for Mayor in September.

By Kurtis Eichler

Peter Black has been given the go-ahead to run against Labor at September's Council elections, where he hopes to win back his 'Mayor of
Broken Hill' title.

Mr Black was given the green-light from the ALP head office in Sydney to run as an independent candidate for Mayor at the September 9 election.

Blackie tipped for another tilt

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012

By Andrew Robertson

Former Broken Hill mayor and State MP Peter Black is expected to announce tomorrow that he will run for mayor on a non-Labor ticket in the September Council elections.

Speculation that the 68-year-old Mr Black will attempt to once again become mayor of his adopted home strengthened earlier this year amid concern from some councillors about Council’s financial standing.

Black still Labor

Saturday, 21st January, 2012

...but won’t commit to election

 By Kurtis Eichler

Peter Black has broken his silence over his possible tilt for mayor, saying if he did decide to run it would be on an unendorsed Labor ticket.

Mr Black, who hasn’t attended a Labor branch meeting for years, described talk that he would contest the September election as an independent as “bastardy”.

“I think it’s absolutely absurd that I’d run for Council and not be a member of the Labor Party,” Mr Black told the BDT yesterday.

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