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Election roundup: Personality politics, backed by two party $$ won in Monaro

Report by Robin Tennant-Wood with contributions from other Bulletin election observers Sifting the tea-leaves after the NSW election, what impact did the campaigns, the personalities, the issues or the policies have on the outcome? Despite a state-wide swing towards Labor of 8.6%, New South Wales voters returned the Liberal-National Coalition government

To amalgamate or not?

And let’s think creatively about economic development Public meetings were held at the end of May in Braidwood and Bungendore regarding the state government’s Fit for the Future review of the long-term viability of councils.   Under this program, Palerang and Queanbeyan had been earmarked for a possible amalgamation.   Local government amalgamations are, of