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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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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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More Declarations Than an Ashes Series

Like trickles of water from Boral’s cement works, more candidates have been declaring their intention to stand for election to Wingecarribee Council this September. The Southern Highland News reports that Greens Councillor Jim Clark will return, and second on his … Continue reading

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Council Candidates

This is a complete list of candidates for the 2012 Wingecarribee Shire Council elections. Group A – Coalition for Change 1 Garry Turland Laurie Adams Nicolas Shepherd Randall Laughton Neil Wallis Group B – Coalition for Change 2 David Stranger … Continue reading

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Start Your Engines

The NSW Local Government elections happen in September this year and candidates have already begun to emerge. There are three Councils I’m usually interested in: Wingecarribee; Wollondilly; and Wollongong. Of those three, Wollongong has recently had elections after several years … Continue reading

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