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2013 - A Great Year For Dubbo!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

As people have wished me Merry Christmas over the past few weeks, the common opinion expressed is that it has ‘felt’ like a good year for Dubbo and for Dubbo City Council. That is my instant reaction as well, but I always like some data to back up my instinct. Read More...

Council encourages feedback and communication

Thursday, December 19, 2013

One incredibly important aspect of modern politics is communication. When you compare politics of the modern era – at all three levels – to that of bygone eras, communication is a key ingredient in successful politics.  Read More...

Australia Day Awards

Thursday, December 19, 2013

One of the endearing – while also frustrating – feature of Aussies is that we take things for granted. We go about our business without expecting fanfare or celebration. Read More...

Annual Report Goes Digital

Friday, December 06, 2013

Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the very first text message being sent anywhere in the world.  Read More...

Time to smile: Dubbo welcomes new residents, Australian citizens

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This has been a wonderful week to celebrate the great work that is being performed in our community by so many of our residents. On Monday we had our annual Dubbo City Community Service Award presentation where 12 people were awarded for their fantastic efforts over a long period of time. The quality of nominations was again fantastic and all of the nominated individuals can be very proud of the fact that they are making Dubbo a better place. Read More...

What it takes to be a great leader

Saturday, November 23, 2013

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” This is a quote from Rosalynn Carter, presumably talking about her husband, Jimmy Carter who was US President from 1977 to 1981. Assuming that councils across this great land, and Councillors as individuals, have leadership roles in each of their communities, this quote raises some interesting points. Read More...