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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Marti Zucco for Mayor of HCC

Marti Zucco

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  1. Rob Halton

    October 12, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Its rather unsettling for the Hobart City elections since former Mayor Sue Hickey vacated Council to end with a Mayor, Ron Christie, who seems rather unsure of his leadership role, especially by putting down Tourism which at present seems to the backbone of the Tasmanian economy!

    No doubt this has attracted a wave of newcomers, some being the usual followers of failed political candidates in other State and Federal elections as opportunists trying to get onto our local council. Indeed, what a nerve posing as unemployed .. or worse still, as unemployable!

    I am not saying that new blood is needed. It is, but it has to be facing a new direction for Council and definitely not those of Damon Thomas’ caliber .. a waster of flogging our ratepayer contributions into propping up the MYER rebuild and its ongoing viability in the city.

    Well, lets face it. We lost Mayor Hickey into the realm of a lazy State Government with figurehead premier Will Hodgman, and that is about all he is, as our former Mayor has eventually spoken out during the last day or two of the pitiful mess the Liberal Government now finds itself in, despite a booming economy.

    Since the turn of this century the fools running the State Government have frittered away energies on Gunns Pulp Mill, Tas Water and the breaking up the Hydro into imaginary business models that failed. We never moved forward at the pace we as Tasmanians would have expected from a more robust leadership, had there been one.

    We have a public hospital stuck in the city where there is insufficient space to cope with the complexity of a modern hospital system, where suddenly but not unexpectedly, for example mental health, cannot cope within the confines of the city site rebuild.

    Oh, and suddenly there is a traffic issue on Macquarie and Davey streets. It has been known for the past decade, and I think that is where the new elected council will definitely have to encourage the State government, which in turn will need to be encouraged by the “rogue” Speaker Sue Hickey to act on obtaining a Federal grant for amazing new infrastructure, that being either a Tunnel under the city or a Great Western bypass behind the city to reduce traffic through the CBD.

    Again the problem is that if the newly elected council is too Green (being non believers in truck and cars) we will be stuck with walkies, bikes and buses concepts that don’t work all that well in a scattered population.

    I can see it as plain as day, now that those particular city streets are in the State governments hands, that Hickey will have to force her own government into action, and sooner rather than later, I would say with the utmost of confidence.

    Anyway Hickey is the government. The rest are mainly elected duds. Tasmania needs to do better as we approach a time of proposed population growth. Can we cope? The answer is no, definitely not under Hodgman as puppet leader who has no idea of true leadership for the State.

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