Cootamundra Herald
Saturday, 2 December 2023

A letter to ratepayers from Professor Joseph Drew, who drafted the council's submission on de-amalgamation.

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Updated July 15 2020 - 12:28pm, first published 12:25pm
Joseph Drew, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Local Government at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Joseph Drew, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Local Government at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

I have read the recent reports surrounding the rates harmonisation proposal and thought it important to address some serious misconceptions. I would like to consider myself a friend of both communities and confirm that I was not asked to write this letter by anyone on Council, nor did I receive any money or benefit from doing so.

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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.