Don’t be a Donkey – Make Your Vote Count!

August 25, 2012 in Editorial

You may vote in one of two ways:

 EITHER

Place the number “1” in the square above the group of candidates for whom you wish to vote. If you wish to vote for additional candidates, place consecutive numbers beginning with the number “2” in the squares above the additional groups of candidates in order of your preferences for them.

OR

Place the numbers “1” and “2” in the squares next to 2 candidates in order of your preferences for them. If you wish to vote for any more candidates, place consecutive numbers starting with “3” in the squares next to those candidates in order of your preferences for them.

 

Open Letter to All Candidates

August 17, 2012 in Editorial

Here is a copy of a letter that we have just emailed out to candidate who have provided email addresses:

 

Dear Candidate

I’m writing to invite you to participate in a new Sutherland Shire community initiative.

Your candidate profile for the Sutherland Shire election can be seen at:
http://www.shireweb.com.au

This profile is based on your publicly available Candidate Information Sheet and where available, other public information.

Sadly, many candidates have not provided much information at all.

We invite you to expand on your profile and add more information about your candidacy. That is as simple as sending a reply email that includes the additional information.

Consider this to be like a job interview where you are requested to provide a detailed Résumé / Curriculum Vitae and the constituents are the selection panel.

If you have a website, twitter account or Facebook page, we’d be happy to add those links too.

I’m Brendan FitzPatrick, Editor of ShireWeb – a local business owner, dad, political observer and community enthusiast and volunteer.

I grew up in Caringbah, went to school in Caringbah and Cronulla and I’m now paying off a house in Kirrawee.

I can be contacted at: editor@shireweb.com.au

The motivation for putting this site together was my frustration at the lack of information available anywhere else, about the people who are running for Council.

The ShireWeb website is purely about citizen journalism in action – I have no alliance or affiliation with any political party.

This website is not about trying to convince people who they should vote for – it is about empowering the constituency of the Sutherland Shire with accurate and up-to-date information about the candidates that will then guide their decisions.

My attitude to politicians is this: You’re asking people to vote for you – if you want the job serving and representing the community, convince us that you’ll do it well!

In coming weeks, we’re inviting residents to pose questions, and any candidate who wants to join the conversation to deliver answers, so that people can make an informed choice.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely
Brendan FitzPatrick
Founder
ShireWeb
www.shireweb.com.au

 

Who is tweeting about ShireWeb?

August 17, 2012 in Editorial

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ShireWeb now on Twitter

August 17, 2012 in Editorial

ShireWeb commenced its twitter presence today.

Follow @Shire_Web to get the latest updates.

ShireWeb Launches SSC Election 2012 Website

August 11, 2012 in Editorial

What’s the point of an election when we have little or no information about the candidates?

An election should be a lot like like a normal selection process for any other job – but in this case, the whole constituency is the selection panel – each with an equal vote as to whether the candidate gets the job.

It is only fair and reasonable that every candidate provide a detailed Curriculum Vitae / Résumé.

Additionally, the voters should be made aware of each candidate’s:

  • vision
  • viewpoint
  • focus
  • mission
  • political allegiances
  • strategies
  • methodologies

 

It is said “People get the government they deserve.”

 We deserve better!

Marilyn Jervis

August 8, 2012 in Australian Labor Party, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Marilyn Jervis

Name : Marilyn Jervis

Ward : E

Group : E

Suburb / other : Woronora

Member of Party : Labor

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

Cameron Ritchie

August 8, 2012 in Australian Labor Party, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Cameron Ritchie

Name : Cameron Ritchie

Ward : E

Group : E

Suburb / other : Como

Member of Party : Labor

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

John Moran

August 8, 2012 in Australian Labor Party, Featured, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : John Moran

Name : John Moran

Ward : E

Group : E

Suburb / other : Bangor

Member of Party : Labor

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : Refinery technician (retired after 30 years at Caltex)

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : AWU, Sutherland Trade Union Club, NSW Boxing Authority

Other information : -

This candidate can be contacted at: jackmoran22@hotmail.com

Donna-Maree Collins

August 8, 2012 in Independent, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Donna-Maree Collins

Name : Donna-Maree Collins

Ward : E

Group : C

Suburb / other : Engadine

Member of Party : -

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -

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Damien Ratcliffe

August 8, 2012 in Independent, Ward E

This candidate’s original nomination form can be viewed by clicking the following link: : Damien Ratcliffe

Name : Damien Ratcliffe

Ward : E

Group : C

Suburb / other : Jannali

Member of Party : -

Year of birth : -

Qualifications : -

Employment : -

Current or past Council? : -

Organisation membership : -

Other information : -