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AUDIT SECRET KEPT UNDER WRAPS

A move by Cr Hugh Fraser to discuss in open council an agenda item marked confidential was voted down 5-4 at the 12 September council meeting. The item related to the shire’s audit committee, of…


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HORSHAM, NICE TIDY TOWN FOR A HOLIDAY

Welcome to Horsham Rural City (pop. nearly 20,000), a pleasant Victorian country centre on the banks of the Wimmera River, brimming with and surrounded by culture and tourist attractions (the city, not the river) about…


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COUNCILLORS “PISSED”, DIXON CLAIMS

“Out of touch”: Cr Dixon upbraids fellow councillors for what he claims has been their behaviour during and after official meetings. Startling and serious claims of councillor misconduct were made at the 5 September special council…


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VOTE WHISPERERS DEALT DEATH BLOW

A severe blow to council election rigging has been struck by the Victorian Electoral Commission. Candidates’ how-to-vote information is now excluded from the mail-out that will be sent to each voter before the October local…


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COUNCILLOR EXPENSES DELAYED AGAIN

The proposed Councillor Expenditure Policy will set a record next Monday, 5 September, when it is brought to a council meeting for the third successive week. Its first appearance was on 22 August, when Cr…


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GIBB ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

An era in Mornington Peninsula history is about to end. David Gibb has announced he will not contest the 22 October council election for his place in Seawinds ward, the area he has represented for…




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SHIRE WASTE FUTURE: FORWARD TO THE PAST

UPDATE The Monday 22 August council meeting decided to expand Rye tip and wait for the state government to build an Alternative Waste Technology facility, as recommended by Cr David Gibb in his Notice of…


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DIXON’S NO VOTE SINKS EXPENSES POLICY

AUDIO – Cr Gibb then Cr Dixon. Cr Dixon spoke at the meeting before Cr Gibb proposed his amendment. The much-anticipated revision of the Councillor Expenditure Policy was put forward, and – to the shock of…