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10 years on Image

10 years on

March 2009, Issue 40
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Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update Image

Chamber update

The Summer Campaign
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Docklander Image

Docklander

Mona’s enjoying her upside down life
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Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
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Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Flexibility, mobility and wellbeing
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Letters Image

Letters

Well done Sam
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

70 years later, family business still suits
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Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Boom, boom, bust and out -
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Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

She’s the boss, and I like it!
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SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Energy vulnerable vertical villages?
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Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
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We Live Here

Cladding, short-stays and rooming
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Letters to the Editor - July 2012

03 Jul 2012

Strip council functions

As a constitutionalist I pursue a return to our constitutional values and the stripping of municipal councils of their de facto government functions to let them return to their real job which is to represent the ratepayers’ interests.

It should be a voice of the ratepayers and not act opposite to it.

Those who invested their monies into residential properties should be heard and their united voice should be listened to.

State governments are there to govern for the whole of the state and municipal councils should represent the ratepayers’ interests. That is not eventuating and because of this so many problems have already arisen and more will because of the vacuum of representation.

As an independent candidate I will pursue a return to our constitutional values for the ratepayers. Your vote will be crucial as if you vote for a political party you may vote for more of the same, whereas if you vote 1 Schorel-Hlavka you may finally elect a representative to the State Parliament who will seek a return of values including appropriate representation for Docklands residents and businesses alike.

Gerrit H. Schorel-Hlavka
Independent candidate for the Melbourne District by-election

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