Category Archives: Federal Government

A Capital On the Highlands

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

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Redistributions Are Here Again

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.

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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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Jones into Outer Shadow Ministry

Throsby Labor MP Stephen Jones has been promoted onto the Opposition’s front bench as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure. This is an outer shadow ministry position, chosen at the discretion of new Labor leader Bill Shorten. Mr … Continue reading

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Jones threatened by VOFF

The Wollongong-based pressure group Victims of Financial Fraud (VOFF) has voted to contest the seat of Throsby at the 2013 election, in a bid to unseat sitting Labor MP Stephen Jones. VOFF was formed last year to argue for compensation for … Continue reading

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Here’s Tony

Prime Minister Julia Gillard today announced the 2013 election will be held on September 14, nearly nine months away. With the date now set, attention can fully turn to the local seats. The two seats of most interest locally are … Continue reading

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Schultz vs the Carbon Price

The Federal Opposition has this week kept its attack on the Government’s carbon price in Parliament, with Hume MP Alby Schultz being drafted in to ask a question about increases in electricity bills for a Canberra Hospital. The Open Australia … Continue reading

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Jones vs WSC

Throsby MP Stephen Jones has picked a fight with Wingecarribee Shire Council over the second Sydney airport debate. Council recently voted to support Canberra Airport’s bid for a fast rail link between that facility and Sydney instead of the Wilton … Continue reading

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Jones Under Pressure

Throsby MP Stephen Jones is likely to face a strong pre-selection challenge ahead of the next Federal election. The Illawarra Mercury has recently reported that Jones, who was parachuted into the seat before the 2010 Election, may be overcome by … Continue reading

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