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Bad behaviour gets plenty of air

By JOHN MOYLE A week in politics is a long time and for Woollahra Council last week must have seemed like eternity as Councillor Anthony Marano’s comments about objectors to the Rushcutters Bay skateboard park being “old people with nothing else to do with their time... who will be dead in ten years’ time,” continues […]

Liberals trounced in eastern elections

BY ANITA SENARATNA The eastern suburbs have been safe Liberal territory for years, but as the weekend’s council elections have shown, not even the most loyal voters can be taken for granted. The Liberals experienced a backlash from voters across the state, with noticeable swings towards Labor, Greens and independent candidates. The votes are still […]

Woollahra stands strong

BY ANITA SENARATNA The electorate of Woollahra has been safe Liberal party territory for the past two decades, and the local government election on September 9 is unlikely to bring any changes to the status quo. But the Greens and Residents First parties are also campaigning hard in the area. Both parties will be running […]

Amalgamation cessation: Woollahra’s legal bid could be first of many

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Woollahra Council has brought out the big guns: it threatened the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole with legal action and hired eminent Barrister Bret Walker SC. On Monday, the council wrote to the Minister, warning him of a legal challenge to forced amalgamation of its council with Waverley and Woollahra, saying […]

Scots College’s appeal dismissed by court

By PETA GILBERT Bellevue Hill residents group Concerned Scots Neighbours has raised the prospect of legal action against Scots College, following a decision by the NSW Land and Environment Court last week. Last week, Scots College’s appeal to increase its student cap by 30 per cent was dismissed by the court, after the court found […]