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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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Wingecarribee Finally Gets A Covered Pool

With the opening of the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre at the weekend, Wingecarribee Shire now has the covered pool that has been debated and fought over for decades. Council ought to be congratulated for finally getting one of … 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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Pre-Vote Wrap

On the whole, it certainly has been an interesting campaign. Here are my observations: Late announcements. In 2008, many candidates had announced their intentions by April-May, many announcements were held off until the close of nominations. For some candidates, that … 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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What are your views on Coal Seam Gas?

This post is part of our series of questions to 2012 Wingecarribee Shire Council candidates. For more info, visit the original post. Group I – Whipper’s People Power Coal seam Gas poses a significant risk to our Aquifers. The geology … Continue reading

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