Wu.. who is telling porkies Catherine Ng in denial

IN today’s Herald-Sun Live blog on the City Council Lord Mayors Race Catherine Ng (ng/Wu)claimed in response to a question on review of the City Council representative model

12:27 [Comment From Review denied]
You recently criticised the State Government for denying the City a voice? Why did you and John So oppose the City of Melbourne’s electoral system being subjected to a review? Where you trying to deny citizens a voice?

Catherine replied


12:29 I support a comprehensive review of the electoral system, structure, voting methods to ensure we have a fair representation on council. I am independent with no political agenda. I will represent the local community without favour nor fear.

Yet when the question of a review was before the City Council earlier this year she and her factional colleagues voted it down every time. Was she polly speaking and lying to the electorate? She most certainly provided a false and misleading answer to the question asked.

Many questions where not published and many go unanswered.

Wu.. who is telling porkies Catherine Ng in denial

IN today’s Herald-Sun Live blog on the City Council Lord Mayors Race Catherine Ng (ng/Wu)claimed in response to a question on review of the City Council representative model

12:27 [Comment From Review denied]
You recently criticised the State Government for denying the City a voice? Why did you and John So oppose the City of Melbourne’s electoral system being subjected to a review? Where you trying to deny citizens a voice?

Catherine replied


12:29 I support a comprehensive review of the electoral system, structure, voting methods to ensure we have a fair representation on council. I am independent with no political agenda. I will represent the local community without favour nor fear.

Yet when the question of a review was before the City Council earlier this year she and her factional colleagues voted it down every time. Was she polly speaking and lying to the electorate? She most certainly provided a false and misleading answer to the question asked.

Many questions where not published and many go unanswered.

Wu.. who is telling porkies Catherine Ng in denial

IN today’s Herald-Sun Live blog on the City Council Lord Mayors Race Catherine Ng (ng/Wu)claimed in response to a question on review of the City Council representative model

12:27 [Comment From Review denied]
You recently criticised the State Government for denying the City a voice? Why did you and John So oppose the City of Melbourne’s electoral system being subjected to a review? Where you trying to deny citizens a voice?

Catherine replied


12:29 I support a comprehensive review of the electoral system, structure, voting methods to ensure we have a fair representation on council. I am independent with no political agenda. I will represent the local community without favour nor fear.

Yet when the question of a review was before the City Council earlier this year she and her factional colleagues voted it down every time. Was she polly speaking and lying to the electorate? She most certainly provided a false and misleading answer to the question asked.

Many questions where not published and many go unanswered.

Melbourne City Council Lord Mayor "Leadership Team"

List of candidates running for the win or die Lord Mayor leadership team. (In ballot paper order)

ID Group LM DLM
1 ACTIVATE MELBOURNE DOYLE, Robert RILEY, Susan
2 C MELBOURNE GROW – CATHERINE NG NG, Catherine MAKINGS, Terry
3 SHIFTING THE BURDEN TOSCANO, Joseph ELY, Margaret
4 PASSION FOR MELBOURNE COLUMB, Nick CALWELL, Sue
5 THE GREENS BANDT, Adam MALTZAHN, Kathleen
6 CRAWFORD, Robert King KENNEDY, Michael
7 ROBERTS, Shelley FARAH, Abdiaziz
8 SINGER, Gary PAINTER, Joanne
9 FOWLES A FRESH VISION FOWLES, Will WILSON, David
10 McMULLIN-WILSON FOR MELBOURNE’S FUTURE McMULLIN, Peter WILSON, Tim
11 MORGAN, Gary ANDERSON, Michele

Melbourne City Council Lord Mayor “Leadership Team”

List of candidates running for the win or die Lord Mayor leadership team. (In ballot paper order)

ID Group LM DLM
1 ACTIVATE MELBOURNE DOYLE, Robert RILEY, Susan
2 C MELBOURNE GROW – CATHERINE NG NG, Catherine MAKINGS, Terry
3 SHIFTING THE BURDEN TOSCANO, Joseph ELY, Margaret
4 PASSION FOR MELBOURNE COLUMB, Nick CALWELL, Sue
5 THE GREENS BANDT, Adam MALTZAHN, Kathleen
6 CRAWFORD, Robert King KENNEDY, Michael
7 ROBERTS, Shelley FARAH, Abdiaziz
8 SINGER, Gary PAINTER, Joanne
9 FOWLES A FRESH VISION FOWLES, Will WILSON, David
10 McMULLIN-WILSON FOR MELBOURNE’S FUTURE McMULLIN, Peter WILSON, Tim
11 MORGAN, Gary ANDERSON, Michele

Melbourne City Council Lord Mayor “Leadership Team”

List of candidates running for the win or die Lord Mayor leadership team. (In ballot paper order)

ID Group LM DLM
1 ACTIVATE MELBOURNE DOYLE, Robert RILEY, Susan
2 C MELBOURNE GROW – CATHERINE NG NG, Catherine MAKINGS, Terry
3 SHIFTING THE BURDEN TOSCANO, Joseph ELY, Margaret
4 PASSION FOR MELBOURNE COLUMB, Nick CALWELL, Sue
5 THE GREENS BANDT, Adam MALTZAHN, Kathleen
6 CRAWFORD, Robert King KENNEDY, Michael
7 ROBERTS, Shelley FARAH, Abdiaziz
8 SINGER, Gary PAINTER, Joanne
9 FOWLES A FRESH VISION FOWLES, Will WILSON, David
10 McMULLIN-WILSON FOR MELBOURNE’S FUTURE McMULLIN, Peter WILSON, Tim
11 MORGAN, Gary ANDERSON, Michele

Shock Horror Just when we thought the race for LM was safely in the bag

Race goers, punters and jockeys will know who will be lining up at the starts when nominations for city Council close later today.

After much speculation Robert Doyle, Chairman of Melbourne Health and former State Opposition Liberal party leader confirmed his intention to run for Lord Mayor.

His nomination catapulted him into the favourite position and has upped the anti and expectations of the who could win the race.

Shock horror revealed on the publication form guide

In a surprising, if not alarming situation, Robert Doyle has made his first huge mistake in the campaign. Whilst Robert is a noteworthy candidate the same can not be said for his choice of team members. Robert must have been struggling to find running mates before the deadline for nominations. His ticket includes John So’s failed and rejected Deputy Lord Mayor, Susan Riley, and the the quintessential clown and bag man Carl “Jetset” Jetter. Both Jetter and Riley have a reputation of spending up big on “free” Council funded trips abroad and other questionable benefits perks and perks of being elected to the City Council. Susan Riley in her last few months as John So former Deputy Lord Mayor spent over $20,000 of ratepayers money on a trip to Russia. Susan Riley was not considered star material and John So dumped her for Garry Singer at the 2004 election. Susan has now attached herself to Robert Doyle’s bid for public office in order to get a second go at the trough. Carl Jetter another one of John So’s despondent stable and close associate of Susan Riley has managed, without any merit, to slide himself into Doyle/Riley’s number one Council position virtually securing his election to the City Council.

The Riley/Jetter baggage has significantly reduced Robert Doyle’s form and chances of winning the November race.

Shock Horror Just when we thought the race for LM was safely in the bag

Race goers, punters and jockeys will know who will be lining up at the starts when nominations for city Council close later today.

After much speculation Robert Doyle, Chairman of Melbourne Health and former State Opposition Liberal party leader confirmed his intention to run for Lord Mayor.

His nomination catapulted him into the favourite position and has upped the anti and expectations of the who could win the race.

Shock horror revealed on the publication form guide

In a surprising, if not alarming situation, Robert Doyle has made his first huge mistake in the campaign. Whilst Robert is a noteworthy candidate the same can not be said for his choice of team members. Robert must have been struggling to find running mates before the deadline for nominations. His ticket includes John So’s failed and rejected Deputy Lord Mayor, Susan Riley, and the the quintessential clown and bag man Carl “Jetset” Jetter. Both Jetter and Riley have a reputation of spending up big on “free” Council funded trips abroad and other questionable benefits perks and perks of being elected to the City Council. Susan Riley in her last few months as John So former Deputy Lord Mayor spent over $20,000 of ratepayers money on a trip to Russia. Susan Riley was not considered star material and John So dumped her for Garry Singer at the 2004 election. Susan has now attached herself to Robert Doyle’s bid for public office in order to get a second go at the trough. Carl Jetter another one of John So’s despondent stable and close associate of Susan Riley has managed, without any merit, to slide himself into Doyle/Riley’s number one Council position virtually securing his election to the City Council.

The Riley/Jetter baggage has significantly reduced Robert Doyle’s form and chances of winning the November race.

Shock Horror Just when we thought the race for LM was safely in the bag

Race goers, punters and jockeys will know who will be lining up at the starts when nominations for city Council close later today.

After much speculation Robert Doyle, Chairman of Melbourne Health and former State Opposition Liberal party leader confirmed his intention to run for Lord Mayor.

His nomination catapulted him into the favourite position and has upped the anti and expectations of the who could win the race.

Shock horror revealed on the publication form guide

In a surprising, if not alarming situation, Robert Doyle has made his first huge mistake in the campaign. Whilst Robert is a noteworthy candidate the same can not be said for his choice of team members. Robert must have been struggling to find running mates before the deadline for nominations. His ticket includes John So’s failed and rejected Deputy Lord Mayor, Susan Riley, and the the quintessential clown and bag man Carl “Jetset” Jetter. Both Jetter and Riley have a reputation of spending up big on “free” Council funded trips abroad and other questionable benefits perks and perks of being elected to the City Council. Susan Riley in her last few months as John So former Deputy Lord Mayor spent over $20,000 of ratepayers money on a trip to Russia. Susan Riley was not considered star material and John So dumped her for Garry Singer at the 2004 election. Susan has now attached herself to Robert Doyle’s bid for public office in order to get a second go at the trough. Carl Jetter another one of John So’s despondent stable and close associate of Susan Riley has managed, without any merit, to slide himself into Doyle/Riley’s number one Council position virtually securing his election to the City Council.

The Riley/Jetter baggage has significantly reduced Robert Doyle’s form and chances of winning the November race.

Robert Doyle pushes the button and nominates for Lord Mayor

Former leader of the State Opposition Robert Doyle has declared his running for Lord Mayor.

Robert Doyle

After weeks of speculation Robert announced his decision on Radio 3AW Neil Mitchell’s programme. Mitchell has been actively promoting Doyle’s candidature for well over one month.

Doyle is now in the hot seat, “The one to beat”, and clearly the favourite to win the keys to the Lord Mayor’s Limo.

Other race contenders include Gary Morgan (Liberal supporter), Adam Brandt(Greens), Peter McMullin (ALP), Catherine Ng (John So’s Living Melbourne), Gary Singer (ALP – John So’s Living Melbourne), Will Fowles (ALP Left). All other players are not on the bookies race card.

To hear a short extract of the Doyle’s announcement click here

Robert Doyle pushes the button and nominates for Lord Mayor

Former leader of the State Opposition Robert Doyle has declared his running for Lord Mayor.

Robert Doyle

After weeks of speculation Robert announced his decision on Radio 3AW Neil Mitchell’s programme. Mitchell has been actively promoting Doyle’s candidature for well over one month.

Doyle is now in the hot seat, “The one to beat”, and clearly the favourite to win the keys to the Lord Mayor’s Limo.

Other race contenders include Gary Morgan (Liberal supporter), Adam Brandt(Greens), Peter McMullin (ALP), Catherine Ng (John So’s Living Melbourne), Gary Singer (ALP – John So’s Living Melbourne), Will Fowles (ALP Left). All other players are not on the bookies race card.

To hear a short extract of the Doyle’s announcement click here

Robert Doyle pushes the button and nominates for Lord Mayor

Former leader of the State Opposition Robert Doyle has declared his running for Lord Mayor.

Robert Doyle

After weeks of speculation Robert announced his decision on Radio 3AW Neil Mitchell’s programme. Mitchell has been actively promoting Doyle’s candidature for well over one month.

Doyle is now in the hot seat, “The one to beat”, and clearly the favourite to win the keys to the Lord Mayor’s Limo.

Other race contenders include Gary Morgan (Liberal supporter), Adam Brandt(Greens), Peter McMullin (ALP), Catherine Ng (John So’s Living Melbourne), Gary Singer (ALP – John So’s Living Melbourne), Will Fowles (ALP Left). All other players are not on the bookies race card.

To hear a short extract of the Doyle’s announcement click here

Catherine Ng declares her bid for the ‘Keys to the Limo’ John So’s refugees scramble to cling on to whatever and whoever to stay afloat

John So’s number one, Catherine Ng, calls it a day by makeing a bold bid to grab the cash and try and win the keys to the Lord Mayor’s Limo on a win or quit gamble.

No longer able cling on to the coat tails of John So’s possum skin, Catherine Ng has opted to run for the do or die position of Lord Mayor.

John So’s team has fractured into many parts signaling that John So is not be able to directly influence or appoint his successor.

Without their Captain, John So’s bunch of pirates are left high and dry and desperate to find a life boat or opportunity to cling to a lifebuoy to remain Council.

Catherine Ng choice of Deputy includes out-of-work Terry Makings, former Melbourne City Council employee who was caught up in the Parking Officer’s scandal and corruption allegations that saw a number of staff including Alison Lyons leave the employment of the Council last year.

Catherine Ng will face heavy weights Robert Doyle and Peter McMullin (McClown) for the ‘grab for the Limo keys’ race in November. Peter McMullin, who stood against John So in 2001 and lost, is expected to team up with John So’s Chief of Staff Kevin Louey for his comeback challenge . Peter McMullin was dumped from the Deputy Lord Mayor’s role in 1997 after only serving one-year of a thee-year-term of office and failed to be recruited to the City Council in 1999. His political career looking decisively bleak in Melbourne he took up the offer by his mate and former CEO, Micheal Malouf, to move to smaller show based in Geelong where he was appointed Ring Master Clown of one ring circus.

Socialist left, Will Fowles, ‘Surveillance lead recovery’ candidate has teamed up with another of John So’s refugees, Cr Wilson, in what looking to become a ‘How to spend a millionaire’s fortune’ and lose campaign. Will Fowles has not had a positive start to his campaign and came a cropper in his fist major radio interview.

The Greens, Adam Ant, is relying on the Greens brand name and a bicycle safe city ride and preferences deals.

Jeff Kennett and Anne Peacock have dropped out of the race even though the competition is not that great.

Former Liberal Leader , Robert Doyle, is still pondering his future and is undecided if MrT gold chains and robes is his style. He is ecpectedtomake an announcement next week.

So if you have a few grand you want to spend and you think you are a media star time is running out for you to put your hand up and be counted. Deadline for nominations closes on October 28.

Mayoral hopeful Catherine Ng safe streets pledge

Source: Herald-sun

MELBOURNE councillor Catherine Ng has launched her bid to be the city’s lord mayor, with a promise of late-night safety officers.

Cr Ng said the Safe City Ambassadors trial would be the first step to making central Melbourne safer.

Twenty ambassadors would work in pairs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, at a cost of $1 million, offering help to revellers.

Cr Ng is a member of incumbent Lord Mayor John So’s team, and has been on the council for seven years.

Her deputy would be Terry Makings, who was assets and services director at Town Hall until last year.

Cr Brian Shanahan will have the No. 1 position on Cr Ng’s C Melbourne Grow team. Also on the ticket are restaurateur Con Christopoulos, Carlton Business Association boss Connie Paglianite, lawyer Neslihan Dastan and businessman John Dawson.

Cr Ng is the fourth person to enter the mayoral race.

She joins Will Fowles, Peter McMullin and the Greens’ Adam Bandt.

Cr Ng deflected comment on the name “City Mother”, which she said was given to her by someone else.

“I describe myself as an action-oriented person,” she said. “I will roll my sleeves up and I will be very energetic, attending committee meetings and council meetings.”

Cr Ng said that, if elected, she would be a full-time mayor. She defended her council-meeting attendance record — the worst on the authority.

“Because of my full-time job, I have to make a living and councillor is actually part-time,” she said.

Nominations close on October 28 for the election on November 28.

Catherine Ng declares her bid for the ‘Keys to the Limo’ John So’s refugees scramble to cling on to whatever and whoever to stay afloat

John So’s number one, Catherine Ng, calls it a day by makeing a bold bid to grab the cash and try and win the keys to the Lord Mayor’s Limo on a win or quit gamble.

No longer able cling on to the coat tails of John So’s possum skin, Catherine Ng has opted to run for the do or die position of Lord Mayor.

John So’s team has fractured into many parts signaling that John So is not be able to directly influence or appoint his successor.

Without their Captain, John So’s bunch of pirates are left high and dry and desperate to find a life boat or opportunity to cling to a lifebuoy to remain Council.

Catherine Ng choice of Deputy includes out-of-work Terry Makings, former Melbourne City Council employee who was caught up in the Parking Officer’s scandal and corruption allegations that saw a number of staff including Alison Lyons leave the employment of the Council last year.

Catherine Ng will face heavy weights Robert Doyle and Peter McMullin (McClown) for the ‘grab for the Limo keys’ race in November. Peter McMullin, who stood against John So in 2001 and lost, is expected to team up with John So’s Chief of Staff Kevin Louey for his comeback challenge . Peter McMullin was dumped from the Deputy Lord Mayor’s role in 1997 after only serving one-year of a thee-year-term of office and failed to be recruited to the City Council in 1999. His political career looking decisively bleak in Melbourne he took up the offer by his mate and former CEO, Micheal Malouf, to move to smaller show based in Geelong where he was appointed Ring Master Clown of one ring circus.

Socialist left, Will Fowles, ‘Surveillance lead recovery’ candidate has teamed up with another of John So’s refugees, Cr Wilson, in what looking to become a ‘How to spend a millionaire’s fortune’ and lose campaign. Will Fowles has not had a positive start to his campaign and came a cropper in his fist major radio interview.

The Greens, Adam Ant, is relying on the Greens brand name and a bicycle safe city ride and preferences deals.

Jeff Kennett and Anne Peacock have dropped out of the race even though the competition is not that great.

Former Liberal Leader , Robert Doyle, is still pondering his future and is undecided if MrT gold chains and robes is his style. He is ecpectedtomake an announcement next week.

So if you have a few grand you want to spend and you think you are a media star time is running out for you to put your hand up and be counted. Deadline for nominations closes on October 28.

Mayoral hopeful Catherine Ng safe streets pledge

Source: Herald-sun

MELBOURNE councillor Catherine Ng has launched her bid to be the city’s lord mayor, with a promise of late-night safety officers.

Cr Ng said the Safe City Ambassadors trial would be the first step to making central Melbourne safer.

Twenty ambassadors would work in pairs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, at a cost of $1 million, offering help to revellers.

Cr Ng is a member of incumbent Lord Mayor John So’s team, and has been on the council for seven years.

Her deputy would be Terry Makings, who was assets and services director at Town Hall until last year.

Cr Brian Shanahan will have the No. 1 position on Cr Ng’s C Melbourne Grow team. Also on the ticket are restaurateur Con Christopoulos, Carlton Business Association boss Connie Paglianite, lawyer Neslihan Dastan and businessman John Dawson.

Cr Ng is the fourth person to enter the mayoral race.

She joins Will Fowles, Peter McMullin and the Greens’ Adam Bandt.

Cr Ng deflected comment on the name “City Mother”, which she said was given to her by someone else.

“I describe myself as an action-oriented person,” she said. “I will roll my sleeves up and I will be very energetic, attending committee meetings and council meetings.”

Cr Ng said that, if elected, she would be a full-time mayor. She defended her council-meeting attendance record — the worst on the authority.

“Because of my full-time job, I have to make a living and councillor is actually part-time,” she said.

Nominations close on October 28 for the election on November 28.

Catherine Ng declares her bid for the ‘Keys to the Limo’ John So’s refugees scramble to cling on to whatever and whoever to stay afloat

John So’s number one, Catherine Ng, calls it a day by makeing a bold bid to grab the cash and try and win the keys to the Lord Mayor’s Limo on a win or quit gamble.

No longer able cling on to the coat tails of John So’s possum skin, Catherine Ng has opted to run for the do or die position of Lord Mayor.

John So’s team has fractured into many parts signaling that John So is not be able to directly influence or appoint his successor.

Without their Captain, John So’s bunch of pirates are left high and dry and desperate to find a life boat or opportunity to cling to a lifebuoy to remain Council.

Catherine Ng choice of Deputy includes out-of-work Terry Makings, former Melbourne City Council employee who was caught up in the Parking Officer’s scandal and corruption allegations that saw a number of staff including Alison Lyons leave the employment of the Council last year.

Catherine Ng will face heavy weights Robert Doyle and Peter McMullin (McClown) for the ‘grab for the Limo keys’ race in November. Peter McMullin, who stood against John So in 2001 and lost, is expected to team up with John So’s Chief of Staff Kevin Louey for his comeback challenge . Peter McMullin was dumped from the Deputy Lord Mayor’s role in 1997 after only serving one-year of a thee-year-term of office and failed to be recruited to the City Council in 1999. His political career looking decisively bleak in Melbourne he took up the offer by his mate and former CEO, Micheal Malouf, to move to smaller show based in Geelong where he was appointed Ring Master Clown of one ring circus.

Socialist left, Will Fowles, ‘Surveillance lead recovery’ candidate has teamed up with another of John So’s refugees, Cr Wilson, in what looking to become a ‘How to spend a millionaire’s fortune’ and lose campaign. Will Fowles has not had a positive start to his campaign and came a cropper in his fist major radio interview.

The Greens, Adam Ant, is relying on the Greens brand name and a bicycle safe city ride and preferences deals.

Jeff Kennett and Anne Peacock have dropped out of the race even though the competition is not that great.

Former Liberal Leader , Robert Doyle, is still pondering his future and is undecided if MrT gold chains and robes is his style. He is ecpectedtomake an announcement next week.

So if you have a few grand you want to spend and you think you are a media star time is running out for you to put your hand up and be counted. Deadline for nominations closes on October 28.

Mayoral hopeful Catherine Ng safe streets pledge

Source: Herald-sun

MELBOURNE councillor Catherine Ng has launched her bid to be the city’s lord mayor, with a promise of late-night safety officers.

Cr Ng said the Safe City Ambassadors trial would be the first step to making central Melbourne safer.

Twenty ambassadors would work in pairs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, at a cost of $1 million, offering help to revellers.

Cr Ng is a member of incumbent Lord Mayor John So’s team, and has been on the council for seven years.

Her deputy would be Terry Makings, who was assets and services director at Town Hall until last year.

Cr Brian Shanahan will have the No. 1 position on Cr Ng’s C Melbourne Grow team. Also on the ticket are restaurateur Con Christopoulos, Carlton Business Association boss Connie Paglianite, lawyer Neslihan Dastan and businessman John Dawson.

Cr Ng is the fourth person to enter the mayoral race.

She joins Will Fowles, Peter McMullin and the Greens’ Adam Bandt.

Cr Ng deflected comment on the name “City Mother”, which she said was given to her by someone else.

“I describe myself as an action-oriented person,” she said. “I will roll my sleeves up and I will be very energetic, attending committee meetings and council meetings.”

Cr Ng said that, if elected, she would be a full-time mayor. She defended her council-meeting attendance record — the worst on the authority.

“Because of my full-time job, I have to make a living and councillor is actually part-time,” she said.

Nominations close on October 28 for the election on November 28.