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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
September 13, 2009
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia
September 2009

Fly a flag for Watermarks Open Studios 2009!
There's only 5 more sleeps until the inaugural Watermarks Open Studios is launched.
The offshore artists are putting the finishing touches on their work and are busily preparing their homes and studios for the visitors.

We need your support and there are so many simple ways that you can add to the excitement.
If you can't volunteer at Watermarks please fly your festival flag!

Watermarks & the Clean up..
You might have noticed too that this new event collides with the Pittwater Council Clean up.

Pittwater Council and Watermarks were unfortunately unable to reschedule the auspicious events.

Organisers kindly ask the community wherever possible to delay putting out rubbish until after 4pm on Sunday 20 September.

For those who cannot delay, please approach your pile as imaginatively and creatively as possible.

Author Talk@ Mona Vale Library
Mona Vale Library’s next Author Talk will host Liberal Party frontbencher and federal member for Warringah, Tony Abbott.

The Author Talk will take place on Thursday 24 September at 6.30pm at the Library.

Tony Abbott will discuss his new book Battlelines, which outlines his vision for the future of the Liberal Party.

In his book Mr Abbott explains his personal political faith, offering his way forward for the Liberal and National parties.

Some of Abbott’s policy vision covered in the book includes changes to the constitution to give the Commonwealth more power over the states, as well as revisiting the controversial Work Choices legislation.

Many political observers have cited that the book’s release is a signal that Mr Abbott is positioning for his own run at the Liberal leadership.

The book initially provides some insight into human nature along with an assessment of Australian society. The author then develops a series of political positions that the conservative parties could adopt to rehabilitate themselves with the Australian people, following the end of almost 20 years in power in the 2007 federal election.
Battlelines moves on to outlining the Australia that Tony Abbott would like to see develop over the next two decades.

Tony Abbott is currently the Federal Shadow Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, as well as representing his northern beaches electorate. 
Before entering politics, he was the Executive Director of Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy. He was also an Oxford University Rhodes Scholar. 

He has previously written two books, The Minimal Monarchy and How to Win the Constitutional War.
Tony Abbott’s talk will begin at 6.30pm at the library in Park Street, Mona Vale. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.  Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 9970 1600. Payment is required within 3 days of booking.

The admission fee which includes light refreshments is $7.50 or $5.50 concession (please show cards at the door).

Media contact:  Catherine Buddin, Librarian  Ph: 9970 1605

Sam McKay would like to thank all participants who purchased raffle tickets for his MS Readathon Fundraising Raffle.

He would like to advise the winner was Annie Palmer from Scotland Island.

Kind Regards
Sam McKayFundraiser

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