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Organised Crime – Meaning of

An “organized crime” should be any “continuing unlawful activity” either by an individual, singly or jointly, either as a member of an “organized crime syndicate” or on behalf of such syndicate. 256 more words

Crime Syndicate

withdrawn, urgent and just plain dumb

It’s almost a week since the council meeting, I’ve needed to look at a few things a little closer before I put fingers to keyboard and will attempt to bring you up to date on what  happened at the council meeting. 1,641 more words

A Word From Signe

Can I Vote, Please? Councillors, Budgets and Illegality

Philip Whiteman

This week, there is plenty of news about granting 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote.  You may therefore be surprised to learn that another group may have their right to vote withdrawn.  336 more words

Local Government

Council elections, politics and planning

Local Government elections in New South Wales will take place on 8 September 2012.

Recent changes to legislation should have an effect on the way these elections are conducted – and ultimately the decisions made, at a local level, on planning matters. 605 more words

Campaign Fund

MP property speculator of the year is...

The Register of MP’s pecuniary interest came out today.  And the clear winner has to be National Party MP Chris Tremain.

The Register reveals Tremain owns 19 different parcels of real estate. 122 more words

Democracy And Appropriate Decision Making

Chickens won’t shit on their own nest eggs

The Richard Worth conflict of interest affair has made me ponder the extent to which MP’s personal interests influence their behaviour in public life.

For example, I’ve often wondered why only the Greens support a… 256 more words

Democracy And Appropriate Decision Making