Politics

Aug 13, 2008

Crook NSW coastal candidates

Nominations for the NSW local government elections closed at midday today with a major shock for voters in the Tweed Shire Council on the border between NSW and Queensland, writes Alex Mitchell.

Nominations for the NSW local government elections closed at midday today with a major shock for voters in the Tweed Shire Council on the border between NSW and Queensland.

Former mayor Warren Polglase who was dismissed from office in May 2005 is standing again as head of a team of pro-development candidates.

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  1. Tom McLoughlin

    Sydney Town Hall, Randwick, Sutherland and as you say Tweed Heads will all be developer/election related stories I reckon. I’ve been keeping a pile of clips in preparation and one theme that stands out is Jack Mundey condemning the most recent bogus pump priming of the economy via land/money politics aka Sartar planning reforms.

    Mundey – famous for pioneering Green Bans – is now a proud lefty of the Green Party in NSW alongside good mates Lee Rhiannon MP and former senator Kerry Nettle. Which doesn’t bode well for Meredith Burgmann as the ALP Left candidate versus Clover Moore as Independent at Town Hall. Meredith has been making those retro ‘I did a Phd on over development in the 1970ies’ exhortations. But it sounds bit lame when Clover is putting out glossing flyers with equally or more impressive retro credentials to the 1970ies AND Mr Green Bans himself both think Meredith is playing for the wrong team.

    Then there is the overall cynicism with inner city ALP corruption and nepotism – my ‘favourite’ is co author of a Burgmann book who got a job last year at the very large Addison Rd Community Centre in Marrickville without having to do any competitive job application process. This is the ALP Left mates network for all to see that Burgmann, Barry Cotter, Albanese are regularly accused of by their rivals here.

    And that’s the risk of corruption if the ALP gets hold of the big budget at City Hall. No different to the concerns in the election in 2004 when Clover was a shoe in.

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