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Saturday is the big day!

Saturday is the big day!  50,000 Shellharbour residents will go to the polls to return democracy back to Shellharbour at the local level.  We have a chance for a new start after the shameful sacking of our council for being dysfunctional to the point of not being able to operate.

52 people have stood as candidates in this election; 11 groups and 3 un-grouped candidates.  There are 7 seats to be filled.

The major parties are represented, although there has been a  groundswell of movement away from Labour.  Some are wondering how a Liberal ticket will fare in a what has been a Labor stronghold.  Many are saying there is no place for party politics in local government.  I stand among them. Continue reading

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Who’s who in the zoo?

An article in today’s Mercury  is promising — or could that be threatening — to out any political candidates in the Shellharbour and Wollongong Council elections who do not declare their political affiliation if they have one.

They wonder what the term ‘independent’ actually means in the lead-up to the upcoming election.  Given that there are only a  couple of options given to candidates by the Electoral Commission — those being a registered political party, and independent or no descriptor at all — we don’t really have much of a choice.   Continue reading