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|September 13, 2009
of Pittwater, Australia
Fly a flag for
Watermarks Open Studios 2009!
There's only 5 more sleeps until the inaugural Watermarks Open Studios
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!
& 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.
Talk@ Mona Vale Library
DRAWS BATTLELINES AT MONA VALE LIBRARY
Mona Vale Library’s next Author Talk will host Liberal Party
frontbencher and federal member for Warringah, Tony Abbott.
Talk will take place on Thursday 24 September at 6.30pm at
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
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
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
WINNER OF MS READATHON RAFFLE
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.