Notes on the Adelaide podcast: Vexed in the City

In this week’s episode, factional divisions within Adelaide’s city council boiled over again, with a prominent councilor resigning in anticipation of the upcoming local government elections. He explains to us why his time on the council has become intolerable.

Senior civil servant Greg Mackie joined the city council in an election just two years ago, expressing satisfaction and promising to “put aside sectional interests and serve.”

Now, he has resigned, effective immediately, citing the chamber’s “corrosive nature” and the “relentless domination of the Team Adelaide faction”.

In this episode, the CEO of the History Trust explains why this board’s tenure was so different from his first – which was more than 20 years ago – and details his concerns about the fragmented nature of the elected body.

You can find CityMag Reporter Angela Skujin’s account of Greg Mackie’s resignation from the board here: citymag.indaily.com.au/happening/there-is-no-civility-prominent-city-councillor-resigns/

We invited Mayor Sandy Verschoor to join the podcast, but she declined. She made a statement, which is included in the episode.

Notes on Adelaide is a weekly current affairs podcast powered by independent journalism from InDailyCityMag and SALIFE, and produced by Solstice Podcasting.

New episodes are uploaded weekly. You can find the podcast at InDaily or your favorite podcast app, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Listen to our previous episodes here.

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