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Your views: on council squabbles and Labor factions

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Today, readers comment on confrontations between divided councillors, and ALP internal politics.

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Grow up

Commenting on the story: City councillor tensions boil over in corridor confrontation

The sorry lack of decorum our city council has fallen to is pathetic.

It is unbecoming of one of the oldest governments in Australia.

With the chamber divided along factional lines, councillors have been forced into government and opposition roles – without the experience or structures that should go along with that system.

Ultimately it is the Adelaide city community that will suffer because of this childish squabbling.

Councillors either need to accept this new paradigm and find a way to work through it like adults, or they need to find the door. – Declan Price-Brooks

Why would any of them bring this to the attention of the media ?

What an unprofessional, attention-seeking lot they are.

So glad I’m not in the Adelaide Council, and also they have no control over what happens at Adelaide Oval.

Surely there should be a time limit on how many times they can run. – Liz McCabe

Sounds like the makings of a mini-series.

If successful, it could pay off some of the councils overheads. – Mike Lesiw

Kids behaving badly in the Adelaide City Council chamber?

Send them to separate corners of the room to calm down. – Michael Schilling

Faction fallout

Commenting on the story: Factional “Godfather” Farrell rejects calls to step aside

It’s time to go Don, and to make way for the younger generation and another gender.

Forget your ego and do it for the good of the party. – Peter Baker

Commenting on the story: SA factional fallout as Left stalwart defects

As a Labour voter I think it’s time this party resolved to put aside such divides.

I’m sure many voters who support them don’t understand the implications, and it seems outdated as we move to a future where artificial  intelligence and the escalating threat of global warming should unify a party to look at future challenges that requires an innovative and fresh approach.

Factions left and right, which still divides often on outdated issues, seems more to reflect personal ambition of certain individuals than voters concerns. – Jane MacArthur

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