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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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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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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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Candidates Online

Given the acclaimed role of the internet in promoting the free flow of information, it is surprising that so few of Wingecarribee’s Councillors or candidates for Council embrace its power. At the 2008 election, social media was still nascent (Twitter … Continue reading

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I Wannabe, Please Look at Me

A couple of firm starters for the fast-nearing Wingecarribee Shire Council elections have announced their intentions. As we predicted some time ago, Greg Franklin is intending to stand following his stoush with Winge Inc over his housing development. In the … Continue reading

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