Move To Shut Down Community Voice Slammed

M ayor Kristie Johnston, Ald Matt Stevenson and Ald Jan Dunsby will today take up the fight to save Glenorchy City Council’s long-running community precinct system when Council considers a Notice of Motion proposed by Ald David Pearce to shut them down. Mayor Johnston described the proposal as a blatant attempt to silence the voice of the ratepayers. Glenorchy City...
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Decision Of Director Of Local Government- Adjournment

EMBARGOED UNTIL 3.15PM, 11 MARCH, 2015 The Director for Local Government today found my actions with regard to the Special Council Meeting on 5 February, 2015, to be completely valid and legal. The Director, Philip Hoysted, found that I acted legally and he has concluded that: I was, and am, entitled to receive the CT Management Report The meeting was...
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Validity Of Illegal Decision

A t the Council meeting today I will be providing Council with the legal advice that I personally sought from Leigh Sealy SC, former Solicitor-General, in relation to the breaches of the Local Government Act and Meeting Procedures Regulations. Mr Sealy’s advice highlights the potential and real risk of liability to Council and aldermen individually and the “legal peril” that...
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Johnston Calls For Genuine Community Newspaper Free From Council Censorship

A lderman Kristie Johnston today has announced that she has put forward to Glenorchy City Council a Notice of Motion seeking to allow the Glenorchy Gazette to become a genuinely independent community newspaper free from Council censorship. In May 2013 Council sold the Glenorchy Gazette to Corporate Communications Pty Ltd. Ald Johnston has had firsthand experience of the censorship when...
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Glenorchy City Council Must Clean Up Its Act

I n response to numerous complaints received from residents Alderman Kristie Johnston submitted two Notices of Motion at Monday's Glenorchy City Council meeting asking that Council establish a Clean Up Glenorchy Taskforce to promptly remove weeds, collect and dispose of litter and rubbish in the streets and reserves, and to assist victims of vandalism to remove graffiti on private property....
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Andrew Wilkie Endorses Glenorchy Mayoral Candidate

T he  fiercely Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie MP, will today  announce that he is, for the first time, endorsing a candidate in the  upcoming local government elections. Mr Wilkie will endorse and launch Kristie  Johnston’s campaign to become Mayor of Glenorchy City Council. WHAT: Andrew Wilkie  launches Kristie Johnston’s Mayoral Campaign WHEN: 1:00pm sharp Friday 1  August 2014...
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Call For Free Tip Passes To Help Clean Up Glenorchy

A lderman Kristie Johnston will tomorrow call on Glenorchy City Council to provide each residential rateable property with two free tip passes a year in a bid to reduce illegal rubbish dumping, encourage residents to maintain their properties and to provide much needed support to Glenorchy residents. Alderman Kristie Johnston said“Since I launched my Clean Up Glenorchy Taskforce on 28...
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