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BENNELONG NO BENEDICTION FOR PM

Malcolm “Stanley Melbourne” Turnbull didn’t get a massive electoral fright in Bennelong today (16 Dec), with John Alexander retaining his seat quite easily when forced to re-contest it after losing a bout with the Constitution….


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LOW TURNOUT FOR PLANNING MEETING

Five of the 11 councillors were Apologies at the Planning Services Committee meeting last Monday, 20 November, continuing the pattern of low attendance at these meetings, many of which involve multi-million projects in crucial areas…


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A LABYRINTH OF NINCOMPOOPS

Oh, how we love our telcos, those glitteringly efficient providers of telephone and internet services that have contrived to provide, as only private enterprise can, a service about which almost everyone is talking … or…


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VERDICT ON COUNCILLORS: A FEW MUST IMPROVE

In AFL terms we’re at quarter time in the shire councillors’ four-year term of office. It has been a fluctuating year; headwinds, squalls, some floundering through muddy patches and one or two ill-considered out of…



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UGLY TRUTHS BEHIND BEERSHEBA

By Jeremy Salt Within a month two events will be celebrated that have a left a deep imprint on the “western”’ consciousness. The most significant is the Balfour Declaration, a piece of paper whose destructive…


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ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PERVERT

“Shire ‘junket’ anger” shrills the Mornington Peninsula Leader excitedly on page one of this week’s (24 October) edition. It was reacting to shire CEO Carl Cowie’s 20-day study tour to Europe, a trip enabled and…