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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 11th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 12, 2009 5 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au three musketeers Protesters outside Strathfield Council last Tuesday night. Video Online Watch it now at www.innerwestweekly.com.au her biggest campaign donors, Memo Corporation, also denies any link to the protest. ''If people want to protest that's their democratic right,'' a spokeswoman from her office said. The mayor's wife, Vivian Un Dok Pak, and her Strathfield- based firm KP Lawyers, donated more than $20,000 to Ms Judge's campaigns, with Cr Kwon also donating $15,506. Cr Barron said: ''You don't do- nate and not expect things in return. Kwon must be looking to be the next state member and will do anything to protect Virginia.'' Some signs labelled the indepen- dent and Liberal councillors as failures for the area with slogans like: ''The three musketeers: Danny, Bill and Paul -- All for one, nothing for Strathfield''. Cr Lim said he found the signs rather amusing and he wasn't intimidated. Residents fed up with squabbling SHIREEN KHALIL It shows council is carrying on affairs in a dysfunctional fashion ' ' Resident JOHN DOOLAN STRATHFIELD Council is becom- ing the centre of political games with less focus on ''real issues'', according to residents. The drama continued at the Strathfield Council meeting last week where concerned residents and Labor supporters swarmed in to express their views about the council in the open forum. Resident of 32 years and Strathfield solicitor John Doolan said he was tired of picking up newspapers which showed the council in a bad light. ''It shows the council is carry- ing on affairs in a dysfunctional fashion and shows an almost contempt and disregard for the residents of Strathfield,'' he said. Mr Doolan said one councillor continued to put up useless mo- tions. ''Cr (Danny) Lim would turn the council into a zoo. I most defi- nitely think the council is dysfunctional because council- lors are clearly not getting on with real issues concerning residents.'' Mr Doolan said because of the council's lack of commitment to residents, development appli- cations had fallen behind. ''That sort of thing can be addressed if councillors put their minds to ways of improving the process of business rather than these irrelevant things which seem to be occupying time.'' While Mayor Keith Kwon ruled 10 of Cr Lim's 33 motions out of order, because ''they were not council-related'', he had no prob- lem putting a motion to the vote, calling for a public debate with Strathfield MP Virginia Judge. ''I just wanted to show people how useless Cr Lim's motions are and to show he is wasting rate- payers' time and money,'' Cr Kwon later said. The motion was carried 4-2 by councillors Carney, Lim, Barron and Maroun. Cr Lim said the mayor was a puppet to Ms Judge. ''I don't know what he is up to . . . I just don't understand,'' Cr Lim said. The mayor agreed the council was not dealing with resident issues. ''It's not me letting it happen, it's the others -- they should con- centrate on real issues,'' Cr Kwon said. Cr Paul Barron said the mayor had done nothing for the com- munity. ''The mayor has got the power to do whatever and he hasn't done a damn thing about getting coun- cil right. What's he doing? Noth- ing,'' Cr Barron said. MASSIVE SAVINGS!!! Built in Wardrobes & Kitchens • Built In Wardrobes, hinged or sliding doors • Showers Screens, frameless, semi frameless or fully framed • Two sliding safety mirrored doors • Four Drawers in metal runners with safety stop • Double hanging space and 1 single hanging space • Coloured or timber look doors available if preferred (additional cost) $599 Prices Start From including GST Wardrobes Pty Ltd SHOWROOM OPEN 7 DAYS Monday - Friday 8am-4.30pm Saturday 8am-1pm Sunday 10am-1pm Unit 14, 39-41 Marigold St, REVESBY 12 year warranty Free measure & quote Fully installed at factory Prices Up to 2.4m wide wall to wall Up to 2.7m ceiling high 9792 2233 All major credit cards available "Won't be Beaten on Quality, Price & Services" special offer for a limited time only WE NOW DO KITCHENS! MULTI 2108397iL WK37 An Independent Catholic Dominican School Girls K-12, Boys K-4 Ph: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ssc.nsw.edu.au Friday 20 March 9.00am - 12.00pm For their Future Discover Santa Sabina College View classes and the learning experiences of our students. Tour the beautiful grounds of the College 30% - 70% OFF RRP STOREWIDE* *Excludes samples *Reductions off recommended retail price LIDCOMBE Fac tor y Outlet adidas Factor y Outlet 55-59 Parramatta Road Lidcombe 2141 Phone 9748 0577
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