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Voice of Real Australia: Councils behaving badly? When the administrator is sent marching in | Newcastle Herald



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Voice of Real Australia is a regular newsletter from ACM, which has journalists in every state and territory. Sign up here to get it by email, or here to forward it to a friend. We are often in shock – or dismay – when our local councillors behave badly. After all, they were elected to represent us. But councillors behaving badly is nothing new. For the last 18 months, I have watched relationships breakdown in Wingecarribee Shire Council, in NSW’s Southern Highlands. It hasn’t been pretty. I’ve sat (virtually) through meetings that went for four hours without getting through the business papers. I have watched as councillors talked over each other and muted each other. I’ve seen councillors asked to leave council…

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