It has been four months since the last <em>Crikey</em> update on affairs of state at Manningham City Council. After some promising signs of detente, the ruling Labor faction was back in action at Tuesday night’s council meeting, writes councillor <b>Stephen Mayne</b>.
The race card was played with vigour at last week’s public Manningham City Council, with tricky questions comparing councillors to "redneck" Pauline Hanson.
Victoria’s Planning Minister Justin Madden has proved his sacked press secretary wrong by approving the 91-metre, 26-storey glass hotel tower at the back of Melbourne’s historic Windsor Hotel and across the road from State Parliament.
With planning likely to be a hot issue at the November 27 state election, it will be interesting to see if the Brumby government ploughs ahead backing these two controversial projects in Manningham.
Last night at the final Manningham City Council meeting of 2009, pokies giant Woolworths sent one of their spin doctors to the public gallery to ask hostile questions of the shareholder activist turned local politician.
Another day, another contested election defeat! That’s 42 and counting. However, as The Age reported this morning, the ballot to see who would be full-time major of Manningham City Council in 2010 came down to a knife-edge 5-4 vote. You would think that Kevin Andrews’ safe federal seat of Menzies in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs […]
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