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OPINION: Leadership Spills in Canberra and Moss Vale

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

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A Restive Shire

A little over a year into a new term, and calls have been growing for the Wingecarribee Shire Council to be sacked. Weekly, acrimonious relationships between councillors and staff, between councillors and councillors, and between councillors and failed candidates play … Continue reading

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Unity is the Word

Following the Wingecarribee Council mayoral election, Cr Arkwright offered Councillors an opportunity to address the chamber. Four Councillors took up the opportunity, and all preached unity and cohesiveness. Cr Duncan Gair was first, telling the room that Council had: “a … Continue reading

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Vote Night Count

First preference votes were counted on election night. Here is how it shaped up: Liberals 16.48%; Gair 13.29%; Labor 12.42%; Scandrett 10.84%; Turland 10.45%; Greens 10.05%; Uliana 8.87%; Whipper 7.06%; Andrews 4.61%; Stranger 4.29%; Mauger 1.64% Wingecarribee has nine councillors. … Continue reading

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Meet the Candidates – Long Post

Bowral Chamber of Commerce hosted a ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum at Bowral Memorial Hall on August 28, 2012. It was a long night and a lot was spoken about. I have collected my tweets from the event in a separate … Continue reading

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Those Silly Old Men and Their Internet Machines

I’ve banged on about the importance of the internet and local government already, so I took a bit of delight in hearing of a major email faux pas by a string-puller who should know better. Committee-of-one Terry Oakes-Ash recently distributed … Continue reading

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Diversity, Highlands Style

All candidates for the upcoming Wingecarribee Shire Council election next month are now known, and there are a few surprises in the final washup. Here’s what we found: The Mayor Ken Halstead has not renominated, while former Mayor Duncan Gair … Continue reading

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