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  • Day 1 of Boroondara election vote counting

    Today I was scrutineering down at the VEC counting centre in Camberwell, which was a very interesting experience. Getting to see democracy work up close is something that I would recommend everyone…

  • Clearing my council desk

    When I was first elected in 2012, I anticipated keeping a clean desk with good administrative order. Four years later, this is what awaited me. While my term as councillor officially expires…

  • After four years, my time on council is coming to an end

    As many of you already know, I am not re-contesting my position as councillor for Maranoa Ward on Boroondara City Council at the upcoming election. It has been a difficult decision, but…

  • Ballots are posted today: know thy candidates

    From today until Thursday, ballot packs will be mailed out to eligible properties in Boroondara and the other councils in Victoria using postal elections. As per VEC regulations, no more than 35%…

  • Boroondara candidate statements and photos released

    Please read the Day 1 post for an introduction and more information. Yesterday the VEC released the candidate statements and photos for all candidates who have chosen to submit one or both…

  • Boroondara candidate questionnaire responses released

    Please read the Day 1 post for an introduction and more information. As part of the changes to council elections for this year, candidates now have the option of answering a questionnaire…

  • Day 6: Council Elections 2016 – Nominations close, ballot order revealed

    Welcome to Day 6 of the 2016 council elections! Please read the Day 1 post for an introduction and more information. Final list of nominations and ballot order With nominations closing at…

  • Day 5: Council Elections 2016

    Welcome to Day 5 (technically, counting the weekend) of the 2016 council elections! Please read the Day 1 post for an introduction and more information. Preferences One of the unexpected changes to…

  • Council passes 2015-16 budget for Boroondara

    Yesterday Council unanimously passed the 2015-16 Boroondara Budget. While we prepare for the impending rate capping in the next financial year, Council has been able to include a rate rise reduction to…