The 4350water Blog highlights some of the issues relating to proposals for potable reuse in Toowoomba and South East Qld. 4350water blog looks at related political issues as well.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you Mr.Blogger.

This was the year Toowoomba was to run out of water?

There has been many lies told by Anna Bligh and her team in order to convince the people to drink recycled sewage and still they do not want to do it.

Let's all hope that she gets the message loud and clear at the next State election because if she wins it she has the mandate to do what ever she wants.

8:18 AM, January 01, 2009

 
Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

The water was supposed to run out by Christmas 2005 according to the Toowoomba City Council. 3 years later, it hasn't.

Dam levels - December 2007 - 11%. Dam levels - December 2008 - 11%.

Water source issues are still important for Toowoomba but the passage of time shows the strategy of the Toowoomba City Council for what it was - a plan to panic the city into accepting the former Mayor's pet recycled water scheme, a project which would have most likely bankrupted the city with its ill-conceived approach and cost overruns.

None of which mattered to the former Mayor because she was never going to hang around long enough to drink any recycled water.

10:23 AM, January 01, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thorley still can't sell her house.

3:46 PM, January 01, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't stopped her voting in elections here.

7:22 PM, January 01, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done the Blogger - you have done an amazing job

7:54 PM, January 01, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thorley's still voting in Toowoomba?

9:36 AM, January 02, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what we have been lead to believe!

4:24 PM, January 02, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can she still be registered in Toowoomba? She doesn't live here. Doesn't she need to change her registration to Tasmania?

11:28 AM, January 03, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get over it folks and move on

1:00 PM, January 04, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? If she is breaking the law and still voting in Toowoomba, it shows how arrogant she is and how right we were not to trust her a single inch. She is blatantly flouting the law which she would expect the rest of us to obey but she has always regarded herself as being above the law. It's why you could never trust her and still can't.

2:24 PM, January 04, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She also got hold of a nomination form and lead some people to believe that she was going to nominate herself!

I think if we dig a little deeper we will find that she signed off on another person's nomination form so she is still on our roll.

I am pretty sure it was Ian Jones's form.

10:02 PM, January 04, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try this:

Go to - http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au

Click on check your enrolment

Insert:
Surname - Thorley
Given names - Dianne Marion
DOB - 01 12 1949
Street name - Cottesloe

And see what turns up.

10:53 PM, January 04, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean that she is not on a Tasmanian roll or is she on both?

7:17 AM, January 05, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not listed on AEC website for the pub address in Tasmania. Would she be so stupid to try to register twice?

10:20 AM, January 05, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should make a formal complaint to the council and the electoral commission.

1:10 PM, January 05, 2009

 
Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

Qld Electoral Act:

s.64 Entitlement to enrolment

(1) A person is entitled to be enrolled for an electoral district if the person—

(a) either —

(i) is entitled to be enrolled under the Commonwealth Electoral Act for the purposes of that Act in its application in relation to an election within the meaning of that Act; or

(ii) is not so entitled, but was entitled to be enrolled under the Elections Act 1983 on 31 December
1991; and

(b) lives in the electoral district and has lived in it for the
last month.

1:23 PM, January 05, 2009

 
Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

Commonwealth Electoral Act

s.99

Claims for enrolment or transfer of enrolment
...

(3) Subject to sections 94, 94A, 95, 95AA, 96 and 96A and Part XVII, a person is not entitled to have his or her name placed on the Roll:

(a) for more than one Subdivision;

(b) for a Subdivision other than the Subdivision in which the person lives; or

(c) in respect of an address other than the address at which the person is living when the claim is lodged.

1:25 PM, January 05, 2009

 
Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

Commonwealth Electoral Act

s.114.

Objection to enrolment

(1) A person enrolled for a Subdivision may object to the enrolment of another person for that Subdivision on the ground, other than the ground specified in paragraph 93(8)(a), that the other person is not entitled to be enrolled for that Subdivision.
...

(4) The Divisional Returning Officer for a Division must object to the enrolment of a person for a Subdivision of that Division if:

(a) the person's name has been placed on the Roll for that Subdivision in respect of a particular address; and

(b) at the date of the objection, there are reasonable grounds for believing that the person does not live at that address, and has not lived at that address for a period of at least one month; and

(c) the person is not an Antarctic elector.

1:31 PM, January 05, 2009

 
Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

ABC News:

14 March 2008

One of Southern Queensland's more colourful mayors has bid the city farewell.

Di Thorley has stood down after eight years as Toowoomba City Mayor to run a pub in Tasmania.

She hopes she's left Toowoomba a more cohesive, socially responsible, and strong city, "I think the region has always been a strong region, there's always been a strong community spirit. I think the sad part has been through all of the stuff with amalgamation, people have put fear into the hearts of the wider community, and that's been really sad. Because nobody's moving the town, people will still be there. I would hope this community would still retain the strength."

"I left my friend's place at daylight and had a drive around the city. It's not just the end of being mayor, it's the end of twenty years of being in the city. Coming here as a single mum twenty years ago. There's a whole heap of things finishing up today, and they're all emotional, and they should be".
...

Di is looking forward to being close to family in Tasmania, "my children very much found Toowoomba not to their liking. When things happened to their mother they most probably got themselves into the position of holding the community responsible. Their pleasure is knowing that mum will be back."

1:38 PM, January 05, 2009

 
Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

Tasmanian Mercury:

9 June 2008

From recycling water in Toowoomba to pouring beers in Franklin, Diane Thorley is not one to do things in half measures.

"It was a bit of a mongrel pub when we arrived but I love small places and we are feeling part of this community already," Ms Thorley said from the Franklin Hotel.

Ms Thorley arrived in Tasmania after spending 11 years in local government in Queensland.
...

1:39 PM, January 05, 2009

 
Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

So why is she still on the electoral roll in Toowoomba?

1:41 PM, January 05, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem with Thorley is that she has always thought she was above the law.

All I can say is good riddance, Tasmania are welcome to her.

2:51 PM, January 06, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But she'll still be voting in Toowoomba.

8:13 PM, January 06, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now we have Kevin Flanagan as the acting CEO of the council - what a joke!!!!

That says it all for Taylor now letting him have the acting position.

Time for Taylor to vacate the seat. Prehaps Di has an apron for him in Tasmania!

9:05 PM, January 06, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will be the new CEO?

7:09 PM, January 10, 2009

 

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