With two elections this year – the Federal Election just confirmed for July 2 and Council elections on September 10 – it has become clear that Highlands Votes will be unable to cover them. Highlands Votes was founded four years ago … Continue reading
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The state government has announced, by way of a letter to mayors that Wingecarribee Shire Council will have an election on September 10 this year. Councils that are currently subject to a merger proposal will have their elections postponed until March … Continue reading
The Australian today has a detailed analysis by Peter Van Onselen on the rolling Liberal pre-selection ructions which have threatened Hume Liberal MP Angus Taylor.
In an emotive and hyperbolic article, the Sydney Morning Herald writes that various factions of the Liberal Party are planning pre-selection challenges against “half-a-dozen high profile federal MPs in NSW”.
A map showing a series of proposed council mergers indicates that Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shires will avoid any moves to amalgamate, despite the state government slashing by 40 the number of councils across NSW. The Premier Mike Baird and Local … Continue reading
Did you know that Bowral, Moss Vale and Goulburn all thought themselves contenders for the site of Australia’s capital city? A meeting was held at the Bowral School of Arts on Wednesday, March 1, 1899 to advocate for just such a … Continue reading
As Wingecarribee Shire Council goes to the community seeking a special rate variation of up to 46% over four years, 2ST and the Southern Highland News last week reported there was more “unrest in the chamber”.
Wingecarribee Shire Council has been deemed Fit For the Future by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
The Australian Electoral Commission has released proposals for the redistribution of New South Wales electorates, as part of it’s regular review to ensure citizens around the country have equally valuable votes.
In a week where all eyes were on Canberra as Malcolm Turnbull challenged Tony Abbott for leadership of the Liberal Party and the nation, Wingecarribee Shire’s leadership also faced a coup. The Mayor Duncan Gair was turfed out in the … Continue reading