Public hearing on electoral boundaries

johnboy 23 August 2011 6

The Electoral Commission is giving notice that they’re holding a public hearing on the vexed issue of electoral boundaries on Wednesday week.

You can’t speak unless you lodged a formal submission on the subject, but those who did will at least be able to hammer things out.

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6 Responses to Public hearing on electoral boundaries
Bluey Bluey 10:01 am 24 Aug 11

Conveniently held during work hours so those of us with a job can’t go. Would love to be in the room for this.

s-s-a s-s-a 12:09 am 24 Aug 11

When you say “Weston” do you mean the community council? Surely they have their head up their ar$e if they think Weston Ck has more in common with outer Gungahlin than Tuggers??

Anyhoo… your proposal sounds eminently more sensible!

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:32 pm 23 Aug 11

Irrespective of what people think about the merits of individual community impacts, it is hard to deny that Molonglo is a mess being sprawled from the NSW border in the north almost to Tuggers and wrapping right around Belco. That’s the main thing we’ve been trying to fix – trying to get the three electorates more geographically localised.

Pecking away one or two suburbs from alternating ends each four years isn’t doing anything to fix that.

We proposed a solution that included all of Weston Creek in Brindabella. This would have connected that electorate to a growth area so that corrections could be made if it falls under quota as the other 2 electorates grow. It also got all of Woden back into the one electorate and only one suburb from North Canberra was disaffected from it’s core community. One suburb in the whole of Canberra. But Weston opposed it vigorously, saying they had nothing in common with Tuggers. The committee went with them and now they have a real problem.

Listers_Cat Listers_Cat 8:12 pm 23 Aug 11

Most of the complaints sound like a case of imagined communities to me – does it really matter if gungahlin and woden are both split across different electorates?

johnboy johnboy 5:25 pm 23 Aug 11

I’ll just have to let others make the case. Sounds as though there are no shortage.

caf caf 5:18 pm 23 Aug 11

johnboy, did you put in a submission?

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