Revelations in the Newcastle Herald November 27 and 28 2013 have prompted TRRA Inc. to delve into our archives and resurrect a controversial document written in the aftermath of the Port Stephens Council Election in September 2012. This document was actually only a draft, and considered too strong to be published on this website by the majority of the TRRA Management Committee at the time.
However in the light of these articles in the paper, we feel that the analysis at the time has been vindicated and the warnings that we published on the website, AFTER the Candidate forums, but the week BEFORE the elections, were also very timely and accurate. We also think that what has been printed in the paper is only the tip of the iceberg….. We will be commenting further on the implications soon.
The document must be read in the context of when it was written in September 2012 and sections relating to the Election Funding Authority have since been highlighted. A link to Our wrap-up of what WE THOUGHT was going on the week BEFORE the election, and published on this site, is attached at the bottom of the article.
‘How Macka Stole Port Stephens’ is: HERE
DID MACKA BUY THE PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL ELECTION ?????!
Aggregated Media Coverage As It Happened:
Newcastle Herald 26 November: Electoral Cash Trail Revealed: Poll
Newcastle Herald 26 Nov: Editorial – Seeking Electoral Fairness
Newcastle Herald 26 Nov: McCloy’s Majority Flexes Its Muscles – Newcastle Too!
Newcastle Herald 27 Nov: Jet Lane Housing Gets Council Nod
Newcastle Herald 27 Nov: Member Of Mackenzie Team Reveals Strategy
Newcastle Herald 29 Nov: Vote Idea Just The Ticket –Tucker Bells The Cat… !
Newcastle Herald 29 Nov: MacKenzie Unmoved By Air Marshal
Newcastle Herald 02 Dec: Councillors Deny Code Breach – The spin…..!
Newcastle Herald 02 Dec: Just How Independent? – Cllr Dingle
Opinion Newcastle Herald 29 Nov –Letter: Deceptions Belie Wisdom Prayer
Opinion Newcastle Herald 29 Nov – Letter: Blinkered View Of Our Councils
Opinion Newcastle Herald 4 Dec: – Letter: Ward Foretold Of Dangerous Times
Examiner 04 Dec: Councillor Reveals Election Plot For Pro Development Council
Newcastle Herald 12 December: Firefighters Between A Rock And A Hot Place
Daily Telegraph 12 December 2013: Environmental Rules Slammed – Port Stephens Area Under Flames was About To Be Back Burned
Here are the electronic links to the stories in the Herald.Saturday 01. Monday 03 March;