Published September 30, 2008
At the recent Parramatta council elections Labor lost two councilors and the Libs gained one. Last night for the first time ever, Parramatta Council elected a Liberal Lord Mayor:
Councillor Issa, 53, of Merrylands, becomes the first Liberal lord mayor in Parramatta’s history.
Labor councillor Julia Finn congratulated Cr Issa as the council’s first Lebanese-born, Arabic-speaking lord mayor.
Former Labor lord mayor Paul Garrard was elected deputy lord mayor as part of a new coalition of Liberal and independent councillors.
The council’s current budget was $7.9 million in debt, Cr Issa told the Advertiser yesterday morning.
He called an urgent meeting with council general manager Robert Lang yesterday to be briefed on the authority’s true financial position…..
Hope he can do something about the parking.
Published September 29, 2008
Congratulations to Elon Musk and Space X for the first successful orbital launch of the Falcon 1. Even billionaires like Mr Musk don’t have a limitless budget and after three failed atempts a successful launch must be good news. I’ll have more to say in a few days but for now, Congratulation!
Published September 28, 2008
Good to see some common sense from the NSW Libs. The government wants to limit or ban advertising. Barry O’Farrell thinks we should accept personal responsibility:
“The key to fixing binge drinking or binge eating is personal responsibility, not some band-aid measure,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“Government isn’t big enough to be standing beside every person on every occasion to make the decisions for them. That’s why personal responsibility is the key.”
Note too Mr Della Bosca main concern seems to be keeping health costs down.