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Sarah Russell

Politics

Shire fails when it comes to consultation

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has a track record of failing to consult ratepayers about important decisions. First, it came for older people who use aged care services. Then it came for our beloved wildlife sanctuary at The Briars. In 2022, councillors voted to outsource aged care services to corporate providers, a…
Sarah Russell
February 13, 2024
My story

The wheel of life

The swimming pool was the first to go. It was filled with The Patriarchy, a dark green slime that had grown thicker since my father's death. Like most well-established patriarchal institutions, the swimming pool had the privilege of being totally unaware of its privilege. The pool oozed entitlement. My first…
Sarah Russell
February 12, 2024
Politics

Jekyll and Hyde

Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors are being shown as Jekyll and Hyde. On the one hand, local residents were kept in the dark about Warner Brothers’ plans to stage Harry Potter light shows in our beloved wildlife sanctuary at The Briars because councillors signed non-disclosure agreements (NDA). There was a complete…
Sarah Russell
January 16, 2024