Is the Cause of Women going backwards at Canning?

Did CEO Arthur Kyron pull a swifty, as relates women in power at the City of Canning, following his appointment? In slashing the number of directors, including the only high level female executive, he then appeared to give that director’s duties to another woman for less pay and/or prestige. Director became Executive Manager, in other words.  […]

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The Politics of Canning Council

The State Govt is considering requiring anyone wanting to run for council declare political party memberships as part of their election campaign. Perhaps it anticipates more people wanting to use local govt as a stepping stone to politics.  Financially it has never been more attractive.  Three years ago WA councillors received large rises in sitting fees.  Level […]

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Going to Optus Stadium? Living along Armadale train line rocks!

Updates: Disability/mobility access at Optus Stadium New bus to help get you to Stadium (if you live City of Canning through to Town of Vic Park) MYTHS busted! Transperth answers your Qs about Optus Stadium Yep, if you use the Armadale train line to get to big events at Optus Stadium, you’ve got it easy…. […]

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Lord Mayor may soon return

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi could resume mayoral duties after winning appeal. Key extracts: Court of Appeal dismissed 26 of 45 breaches of LG Act The State will pay full costs of Ms Scaffidi’s costs for the successful breaches appeal and half the costs for her penalty appeal Previous 18 month disqualification set aside State […]

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Inquiry launched in to City of Melville

JUST ANNOUNCED (press on Heading for link): State Government launches inquiry into City of Melville It comes at an interesting time for City of Canning – as what has to be said is a gutless and gutted motion from its new Deputy Mayor, Christine Cunningham goes to Council querying if the City has fully implemented […]

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Lib Mayor destabilise Canning?

UPDATE (5 mins later): Jesse Jacobs has now blocked us from putting the Q below on his campaign FB.  We now assume Jesse Jacobs only plans to use Canning as a stepping stone, should he become Mayor of Canning, and will ditch the Council if he succeeds getting in to Parliament either at state election […]

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Greens play dirty pool to get Mayor in to Canning?

DIRTY POOL (noun) The noun DIRTY POOL has 1 sense: 1. conduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike CHRISTINE CUNNINGHAM seems to want power.  She’s run for elections at state and federal level; no doubt she will again.  It’s the way she may be going about trying for the top position here in Canning we’re concerned with now. […]

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Canning’s residents ASK for local govt reform

Media Release 1 August 2013 New! 6PR interviews CanningAccountability’s Diana Ryan 02/08/13 “We’ll watch [what happens] very closely” – Paul Murray New! Opinion Piece, The West Australian, 12/8/13 “Canning’s residents forgotten in Councils’ carve up” – extract As the City of Canning prepares to merge with the City of Gosnells, a delegation will visit the Minister for Local Government […]

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