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Queanbeyan’s winds of change

The_Phantom 14 September 2008 47

Queanbeyan City has a new Mayor and a new Council.

Tim Overall has romped in as Mayor with over 45% of the vote.

Overall thrashed the Labor candidate, Tom Mavec and the two candidates that former Mayor Frank Pangallo had backed, Ann Rocca and Kerry White.

Pangallo gave out How to Vote cards at a City booth for his close friend Ann Rocca but failed to get her over the line.

The ALP vote collapsed across Queanbeyan. Local Member, Steve Whan who handed out How to Vote cards at Karabar High School looked gloomy and disheartened.

After Whan’s full support to privatise electricity his future must be in grave doubt.

A number of new Councilors have been elected including Velice Trajanoski, Trudy Taylor and John Barilaro.

Barilaro’s election was impressive. He had the third highest vote at all eight booths, even out-voting the likes of sitting Councilors such as Ann Rocca, Kerry White, Sue Jarvis and Steve Stravreas.

After years of living under the dark shadow of Frank Pangallo, Queanbeyan has new found spirit and hope.

Canberra can now put up with cranky Franky!


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peterh peterh 3:54 pm 03 Oct 08

Loquaciousness said :

Kramer said :

Wow! We’ve turned into RiotQueanbeyan!!

RiotPalerang, at least 😉

L

riot new south wales?

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 3:42 pm 03 Oct 08

Kramer said :

Wow! We’ve turned into RiotQueanbeyan!!

RiotPalerang, at least 😉

L

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 3:40 pm 03 Oct 08

Aurelius said :

Reynolds seemed to be the only Braidwood-based councillor, and as such probably got a lot of votes from there. It was disappointing to see regional-allegiances surface during last night’s meeting, with Brandson (from Bywong) especially acting like a wounded child whenever it was suggested anything be done that might advantage anywhere other than Bywong/Wamboin.

There’s rather a lot more to the shire than just Bywong and Wamboin. I know there’s a few Braidwood residents who are worried they’re going to get short-changed with this council. It will be interesting to watch, I think.

L

Aurelius Aurelius 3:32 pm 03 Oct 08

Reynolds seemed to be the only Braidwood-based councillor, and as such probably got a lot of votes from there. It was disappointing to see regional-allegiances surface during last night’s meeting, with Brandson (from Bywong) especially acting like a wounded child whenever it was suggested anything be done that might advantage anywhere other than Bywong/Wamboin.

Granny Granny 3:12 pm 03 Oct 08

Kramer said :

Wow! We’ve turned into RiotQueanbeyan!!

Franchises! It had to happen ….

*chuckle*

ant ant 3:08 pm 03 Oct 08

I met Marjason for the first time when we were handing out How To Vote cards at Bung, he seemed like a decent bloke.

Moore’s very high personal vote has to be a ringing endoresment of her activities during teh last council. She represented people right across teh shire, blew the whistle on development and behaviour in council. I’m so glad she stood again. Her running mate, Judith Turley, will also do a very good job, I think.

Articles in this and last week’s Bung Mirror are interesting, about how the preferences worked. I did allocate more than 9 votes below the line, as I figured that not everyone I voted for would get a quota and then where would my votes go?

And the gist of many comments on the election seem to be along the lines of how on earth did Reynolds get back in?

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 3:01 pm 03 Oct 08

Aurelius said :

Councillor Graham stood for deputy, but failed. to garner enough votes

Well, thank $DEITY for small mercies …

L

Aurelius Aurelius 2:38 pm 03 Oct 08

Marjason, a prominent Liberal, got the Mayor position.
Catherine Moore got deputy.

Councillor Graham stood for deputy, but failed. to garner enough votes.

For someone who was so cocky when interviewed by the CT, Councillor Graham was very reserved at his first council meeting.

Primal Primal 2:36 pm 03 Oct 08

Kramer said :

Wow! We’ve turned into RiotQueanbeyan!!

RiotQuang?

Kramer Kramer 2:33 pm 03 Oct 08

Wow! We’ve turned into RiotQueanbeyan!!

Granny Granny 2:29 pm 03 Oct 08

Who is the mayor of Palerang?

Mental Health Worker Mental Health Worker 2:19 pm 03 Oct 08

Richard Graham did NOT get the highest personal vote in Palerang. To say this misrepresents and misunderstands the voting system in NSW Local Government elections (as I wrote to the Canberra Times – I don’t know if they published it; they tend not to publish letters that point out they have made a mistake).

Catherine Moore got by far the highest first preference vote, based on first preference votes for her Group and for her individually.

Yeah, maybe Graham would have got more if he’d formed a group, but that’s idle speculation.

And the Mayor in Palerang is not popularly elected, but is elected by the Councillors.

Knows Best Knows Best 10:37 pm 20 Sep 08

Yes I agree.

Pangallo has been under investigation this year by the NSW Department of Local Government because of his unlawful behavior and not complying with his role under the Local Government Act. It seems the current General Manager at the Council put Pangallo back in his box. So he jumps ship to the ACT to get away from the heat.

dorisday dorisday 9:22 am 19 Sep 08

What a breath of fresh air ! At last, the final curtain on the Percy & Pangallo Puppet Show ,drops. Great news for Qbn… tragic for the ACT. Do they want a man found guilty by the Privacy Commissioner of NSW of providing false & misleading reports to Council
( Special report to NSW Parliamant 2001, complaint by Carol Atkins) A man who thinks burying confidential council paperwork in the sewerage pit is normal practice? Qbn residents have been under a shadow for too long, this is great news

I wish QCC staff ,the new council and it’s mayor all the very best.

Granny Granny 7:57 pm 16 Sep 08

Hopefully the councilors votes will not be for sale then ….

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 7:44 pm 16 Sep 08

ant said :

Oh jeepers. It never ends. I was wondering how they work out who is to be mayor, and he got the highest personal vote, so that might be how they do it.

ant – actually, I believe that he has to be voted in by the councilors. So we might be lucky yet …

/me crosses her fingers.

L

ant ant 12:41 pm 16 Sep 08

Here’s the story in the CT:
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/firsttime-candidate-may-take-reins-at-palerang/1273279.aspx

They missed a few juicy angles in the story, although the coverage of Graham was quite good. They mentioned that Catherine Moore got the next highest personal vote, but didn’t mention what a massive endorsement that was of her efforts over the last 4 years, her whistleblowing on stuff that was happening, and what a clear message that vote sent. (I voted for her too).

I’m still waiting to see how the postals and preferences flow, as that will show the final makeup of the council.

ant ant 12:26 pm 16 Sep 08

Oh jeepers. It never ends. I was wondering how they work out who is to be mayor, and he got the highest personal vote, so that might be how they do it.

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 11:42 am 16 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

The CT is running the story that the well-funded new councillor is a likely mayor of Palerang.

Nooooooo!

Say it isn’t true … ?

L

Aurelius Aurelius 10:49 am 16 Sep 08

The CT is running the story that the well-funded new councillor is a likely mayor of Palerang.

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