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Council coverage appreciated

Forum – Thank you so much for the balanced editorials and reporting of this Council mess. Now the former CEO has joined the circus, blaming anyone who stands still. (Chronicle…


Charges should be waived

Forum – Congratulations to all involved in this year’s wonderful Australia Day Ceremony at Wagstaffe Square. This has become one of the most outstanding and iconic events of the year…



Another vote for a judicial enquiry

Forum – There is nothing like an increase in rates to stir up the silent majority, including myself. Over 10,000 did the online survey, another 15,000 are signing an e-petition…




Gas rigs mean fish and jobs

Forum – I notice that (Federal Opposition Leader) Anthony Albanese was here trying to restore the image of his party in the aftermath of the Labor-dominated Council spendathon. He also…


Don’t be too hard on councillors

Forum – Amalgamation is seldom easy, just remember your family and your partner’s family when you got married and multiply that saga by at least 1,000. The amalgamation of councils…




Judicial Inquiry needed

Forum – There is nothing like an increase in rates to stir up the silent majority, including myself. More than 10,000 people did the online survey, another 15,000 (so far)…


Do you know the Thompson family?

Forum – I am trying to find the family of Robert (Bob) Thompson, son of John and Elizabeth Thompson who lived at Kikoria NSW. Robert and Joan, with their three…



New thinking needed

Forum – The three musketeers riding to our (Council) rescue assuage ratepayers by claiming they have a collective 100 years of experience. But that’s just a number. I’ve had 72…


You get the local government you deserve

Forum – The letters in the Chronicle are full of finger pointing about the predicament of the Council and many suggestions as to who should pay for the financial debacle,…






What guarantee do ratepayers have?

Forum – So, we are bailing the Council out and providing the nominated 10 or 15 percent rate increase. Did we have a choice? It defies common sense that poor…