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ELECTED COUNCILLORS SIGN THE OATH OF OFFICE

PUBLIC IMAGE AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS I recognise that Councillors play a key role, both individually and collectively, in maintaining a positive public image and in preserving public confidence in the Council. I will: a) use my best endeavours to build and maintain sound and productive working relationships with fellow Councillors (b) refrain from actions that […]

NEW CANDIDATES TO GIVE COUNCIL FRESH BLOOD

If your not happy with the performance of the Manningham Council over the last four years, and want a better representation and communication from your Councillor, you now have the opportunity to vote them out with a total of twenty four new candidates contesting October elections.  TEN NEW CANDIDATES FOR MULLUM MULLUM WARD         […]

LOCAL GOVT BODY PROHIBITS HOW TO VOTE CARDS

The Legislative Council’s action in banning indicated preferences from how to vote cards, has put paid to the use of dummy candidates but have ignored the main cause of the problem being the “Donkey Vote” which had actually encouraged the use of dummies, (a candidate who gives away a second preference without reciprocation), for candidates drawn […]

COUNCILLOR ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

Candidate information sessions at 7 pm in Council Chambers         On the 17th of August and the 12th & 14th of September.      Manningham Council elections will be held on the 22nd of October 2016. To be eligible a candidate must be listed on council voters role. Postal Election Candidate Handbook  from […]

NOBBLED FIRB CREATING RECORD HOUSE PRICES

FIRB IN LIMBO AS FIRST HOME BUYERS ARE FORCED TO CITY FRINGES    Foreign Investment Review Board, under the control of politicians and bureaucrats and not equipped to curb foreign investment in established properties, is forcing housing prices out of reach of local purchasers. The Australian has revealed that the FIRB had not prosecuted a single […]

SOS Poll Victorian Planning in ‘crisis’ – election candidates and community agree

Our RAIDID group are one of many,  many,  around the country, monitoring and challenging local governments on Planning and Amenity issues. Save Our Suburbs (S.O.S,) is doing the Same, but at a State level – challenging the machine that is State Politics, VCAT, and other bodies that impact Amenity. SOS have just released their initial findings […]

VICTORIAN CORRUPTION BODY A PAPER TIGER

 A promise was  made before the 2010 election, by the then opposition leader, that an Independent- Broad-Based- Anti corruption – Commission (IBAC), closely modeled on the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), would be established. The IBAC  has very little power by comparison, containing a narrow definition of corrupt conduct. For example,  “being conduct that would, […]

REMOVAL OF DONKEY VOTE NOT RECOMMENDED

No mention of  the Donkey Vote in Local Government Electoral Recommendations  Tasmania removed the problem by adopting the Robson Rotation System which reduces the impact of linear voting by creating a number of versions of the ballot paper, each with a different order of names giving each candidate an equal share of all positions on […]

Doncaster Federal Seat Might Vanish in 2013

Doncaster Electorate update The Victoria Electoral Commission is doing a redistribution and has released the draft boundaries. The VEC draft boundaries have abolished 2 seats – one of which is Doncaster. Essentially, Doncaster has been split between the seats of Bulleen and Warrandyte. There is still quite a process to go before the boundaries are […]

Mullum Mullum Recount Settles it.

The recount has been completed – without  D.Muscat’s Primary votes, and the result is no Change. that is the three councilors for the Mullum Mullum ward are still  Paul McLeish, Sophie Galbally, and Meg Downie. No-one has to go to the polls again…  Previous Story thread