Candidate Announcement!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Local News | 0 comments

Candidate Announcement!

I am pleased to announce I will be standing in the upcoming Hobsons Bay City Council elections! I have a great record in achieving a lot of positive changes for our local community and, after having a break to settle into married life and re-establish my career in aviation, I am ready to return to the council to continue to be a strong voice for local residents, community groups and businesses. I welcome contact from local constituents and look forward to your support. If you would like to help my campaign by...

Read More

Resignation Announcement

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Local News | 0 comments

Resignation Announcement

Resignation Announcement (14 February 2014) Later today I will be submitting my resignation from the Hobsons Bay City Council effective as of the date my replacement is declared. It has been a tremendous honour serving the community I love as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor, and I am extremely grateful to the community for the huge support I have enjoyed over the years.  To be re-elected as an independent councillor with such an overwhelming vote in 2012 after my term as Mayor was very humbling.  I have...

Read More

Council run childcare in Hobsons Bay (12 February 2014)

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Local News | 0 comments

Council run childcare in Hobsons Bay (12 February 2014)

Last November the council made an unfortunate decision while I was overseas.  It decided in a meeting closed to the public and without any community consultation to outsource the management of the two council-run childcare centres in Hobsons Bay (Altona Meadows and Altona North).  Council management also failed to consult with staff.  Incredibly, this motion was supported by all councillors present. I have opposed this decision and the process from the outset and am very pleased I successfully moved a...

Read More

Lots of local events in Melbourne’s West this summer!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Local News | 0 comments

Lots of local events in Melbourne’s West this summer!

Lots of local events in Melbourne’s West this summer! Melbourne’s west is the place to be this summer, so no matter where you live be sure to come and enjoy the events the local councils are supporting! Movies by the Bay – Altona and Williamstown (every Friday in January 2014) Free Dog’s Breakfast (Saturday 4 January 2014) Wildlife Display (13 – 17 January 2014) Midsumma comes to Melbourne’s West – Go West!  (12 January 12 to 2 February 2014) Australia Day in Altona...

Read More

Council Meeting – 8 October 2013

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Local News | 0 comments

Council Meeting – 8 October 2013

The following are some of the issues I raised in the council chambers tonight: Altona Beach – seaweed collection & recycling I requested an update about the council’s new seaweed collection process.  The council has experienced significant delays in receiving the new equipment which will improve the process to collect seaweed and recycle it into liquid fertilizer once it commences.  I am now waiting a report on this issue.   Clean-up following last week’s storm I conveyed the...

Read More

Wedding news!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Local News | 0 comments

Wedding news!

I am pleased to announce Manja and I were married in Dunedin, New Zealand on 27 September 2013.  Sadly we were unable to marry in Australia as the law here requires marriage to be “between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others”.  It is difficult for someone born both male and female (like me) to fit such a narrow and outdated definition.  Thankfully, being intersex is not an impediment to marriage in a number of countries now, including New Zealand! Here are some newspaper articles about...

Read More