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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 4th 2009
2 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 5, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Editor: Robyn Ainsworth Manager: Ben Payne Office: 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046 Phone: 9018 3592 Fax: 9018 3531 Deliveries: 9689 5498 Classifieds: 13 19 79 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation: 52,892 (CAB Apr 2008 -- Sept 2008) Readership: 69,000 (Roy Morgan Readership Survey, Oct 2006 -- Sept 2008) Your recycling of the Inner- West Weekly helps make Australia the world leader in newspaper recycling. More than 74.5% of Australia's newspapers are re-used. your guide Inner -West Weekly Water 60.8% ---------------------------- Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au JOSHUA BORG, Barman, Ashfield Hotel Q. What has been the most popular drink this summer? A. Usually just the tap beer like Carlton or VB. Q. What is the best thing about working in a bar? A. The different people you meet and the great atmosphere -- everything about it is pretty good. Q. What cocktail from your bar would you recommend to the readers? A. We have $5 cocktails on Friday nights and the illusions cocktail made with Midori is good. YOUR LOCAL The Inner-West Weekly circulates in Abbotsford, Ashbury, Ashfield, Birkenhead, Burwood, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Concord West, Concord, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dobroyd, Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Haberfield, Homebush, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, Newington, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Summer Hill, Olympic Park. Printed and published by Cumberland Newspaper Group, a division of Nationwide News Pty Ltd. ABN 98 008 438 828 (incl ACT). 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta. NSW 2150 32 35 27 Index 8 Police Beat 18 One Degree 20 Pet of the Week 20 Sudoku 22 Opinion 25 Alive 26 What'sOn 29 Home Living 43 TV guide 40 Sport Today Mostly fine. Top Temp: 29C Friday Mostly Fine. Top Temp: 27C Saturday Mostly Fine. Top Temp: 33C Sunday Fine. Late Change Top Temp: 34C Upgrade in status a plus for everyone SHIREEN KHALIL WHAT OUR MAYORS EARN ASHFIELD: Mayor $39,977*, councillor $15,120 BURWOOD: Mayor $44,829*, councillor $15,120 CANADA BAY: Mayor $46,280*, councillor $14,450 STRATHFIELD: Mayor $14,610, councillor $14,610 All category 2. *Including councillor allowances WHILE the rest of the world is suffering the effects of the credit crunch, Burwood councillors could be in line for a pay rise. At last week's council meet- ing, all councillors except Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook and Greens councillor Christine Donayre agreed to ask for Burwood Council's status to be upgraded from ''category 2'' to ''category 1''. The Local Government Re- muneration Tribunal awards category 1 status to councils that have a large population and geographic size. The five councillors who voted for the motion said Burwood deserved category 1 status because it was expanding at such a rapid rate and to ensure the success of Burwood they want to be ''fairly remuner- ated'' for their services. If the tribunal agrees to the category change, councillors will be entitled to a substantial pay rise. ''Unfortunately, it also means that councillors' remuneration will increase from $15,120 to $19,250 per annum and the mayor's remuneration will in- crease from $33,010 to $51,130 per annum,'' Cr Donayre said. ''I believe at this time of global financial crisis, and when members of our local community are starting to feel the economic pinch, that it is hypocritical of Burwood Coun- cillors to be advocating for an increase in remuneration -- even under cover of an increase in category classification for Burwood Council.'' The mayor said the proposed category change would benefit residents and attract more grants for infrastructure. She said that was the core issue.
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