Tag Archives: Southern Highland News

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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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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Wonga-what?

Last year, a group of developers announced plans for a leisure centre near Burradoo that seemed to good to be true. Their concept included a comprehensive leisure centre plus riverside parks and an arts precinct. The trade off was re-zoning … Continue reading

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A Three-Cornered Contest to Find a Schultz Successor?

LONG-SERVING Hume MP Alby Schultz announced recently he would not contest the next election. The news was not really surprising, given his ill-health in recent times. He has often found himself at odds with the party and has regularly had … Continue reading

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Election Fever

Paranoia is setting in amongst those who occupy Wingecarribee’s own HoR Chamber. Through letters and reports in today’s Southern Highland News, Councillors slammed one of the region’s most well-known and respected long time journos, and turned on each other. Talk … Continue reading

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