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Report | Kerr fails to undo No Confidence vote in 4:1 decision at Douglas Shire Council meeting

Amongst davits on the Daintree ferry and the vote of no confidence in Mayor Kerr, all cards were on the deck at yesterdays’ Council meeting where “hypocritical rhetoric”, “propaganda” and “deep-seated hostility” were mentioned amongst calls for greater transparency and more considered community representation….

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Vote of no confidence in Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr has dismissed the no-confidence motion passed by the latest council meeting by a 3-2 vote at as having “no legal status” and that it would have “no effect on the future operation of the council”.

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From the Mayor / Daintree Ferry Purchase to Keep Tourists Coming

“While the purchase price is significantly higher than the independent valuation of about $800,000, Councillors and I decided we were not willing to sacrifice the livelihoods of local business owners and residents.”

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DAINTREE FERRY / Council Confuses Community

DOUGLASNEWS.NETWORK After making a decision that seemed to confuse most, Council has issued a media release seeking to clarify its intentions about the future of…

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DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL / Mayor criticised by Councillors as Council resolution disobeyed

In unison, all four Councillors criticised aspects of the Daintree ferry debacle that Mayor Kerr has brought about. At Douglas Shire Council’s Ordinary Meeting held on December 15, 2020, the two-ferry or bridge question should have been finalised.   It appears, however, that the Mayor is still trying to avoid having the contract signed, by instigating a questionable last minute change to the meeting recommendation, and further, not advising all fellow Councillors of his intention to do so.

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DOUGLAS SHIRE COUNCIL / The Mayor Goes It Alone

Despite the promise of consultation and transparency when he ran for office, the Mayor continues to operate in back rooms behind a wall of secrecy.

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Keeping them honest

Allegations have been made in several websites and media platforms that DouglasNews.Network was formed because the management does not accept the outcome of the recent Council election.
This is absolutely untrue.

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Douglas Shire Council / Mayor Supports Rate Discount and Waiving Fees for Billionaire

Mayor Kerr supported giving a rate discount and waiving the development fees for the Crystalbrook Collection at a Special Council Meeting on August 10, 2020.
Kerr is on record voting against a freeze on rates and fees for struggling Douglas Shire residents, businesses and ratepayers, proposed by Councillors Zammataro and Noli. However, he supports giving financial relief to one of the world’s richest men….

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Dr Doug Quarry / The prophecy of Lot 83

Mayor Kerr – it must feel great to just “know” things! I listened to the Special Council Meeting yesterday regarding Lot 83. Mayor Kerr repeatedly…

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