MP for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, has contradicted a statement by a minister in her government about council amalgamations

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Updated September 4 2019 - 3:17pm, first published 11:00am
The minister for local government, Shelley Hancock, answering a question from the shadow minister, Greg Warren, in an estimates committee hearing in parliament house on Monday.
The minister for local government, Shelley Hancock, answering a question from the shadow minister, Greg Warren, in an estimates committee hearing in parliament house on Monday.

A claim by the minister for local government, Shelly Hancock, that she has not been formally asked by the local member, Steph Cooke, to conduct a review of the amalgamation of the Cootamundra and Gundagai councils, has been disputed by Ms Cooke.

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Tom Gosling

Journalist, Cootamundra Herald

I've had a long career in journalism and corporate communications, starting with country newspapers, radio and TV in northern NSW and including ABC News Sydney and the Melbourne Herald. I edited The University of Sydney News for 10 years, and was Media Officer for CSIRO in Canberra and BHP Steelworks in Port Kembla.

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