Category Archives: 2015 State Election

Rowell, Hodgkinson Dumped In Ministerial Reshuffle

The newly re-elected members for Cootamundra and Wollondilly – Katrina Hodgkinson and Jai Rowell – have been dumped from Mike Baird’s new cabinet, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. 

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Turland’s Name Change

Voters in the Wingecarribee Shire may soon be asked whether the Shire’s should be changed to Southern Highlands. At tonight’s meeting, Councillor Garry Turland will move: THAT Council request the NSW State Government and the Electoral Commission to allow Council to … Continue reading

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Meet Jai Rowell

The redistribution of the electorate of Wollondilly, finalised last year, represents a homecoming of sorts for incumbent Liberal MP Jai Rowell.

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Labor Lines Up for Wollondilly

Quietly pre-selected five months ago, Labor’s candidate for Wollondilly at March’s state election is finding his feet on the Hustings. Ciaran (pronounced Kieran) O’Brien’s corflutes have started to appear across the electorate and he’s been going along to community events as … Continue reading

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Lay of the Land

One year on from the election of the Abbott government and our local MPs are firmly ensconced in their new jobs. Throsby’s Stephen Jones is now in his second term and rising through the Opposition ranks and is currently Assistant … Continue reading

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2015 State Redistribution Announced

The NSW Electoral Commission has announced the final determinations of the NSW redistribution. The new boundaries will take effect for state elections from the March 2015 election. Changes to the Southern Highlands electorates of Goulburn and Wollondilly are largely in … Continue reading

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Proposed Redistribution Splits Wingecarribee

The NSW electoral redistribution process has entered its endgame phase with the release of proposed names and boundaries due to take effect at the 2015 election. The major change in the local region is the boundary between the electorates of … Continue reading

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Redistributing Councils

Two very different government processes with potentially deep implications for governance in the Southern Highlands are underway at the moment. The first is the Independent Local Government Review while the second is the Electoral Boundaries Redistribution. Here is a brief primer … Continue reading

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