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Holiday trade 'threat to city'

The outgoing Adelaide Lord Mayor, as well as those seeking to replace him, voice their opinions on the decision to expand Boxing Day trading to the suburbs. By Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, November 6, 2018

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Captains pick teams in race for the Town Hall

The race to control Adelaide City Council has become tribal, with two lord mayoral candidates nominating whoe should join them on a newly elected team. By Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, November 1, 2018.

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Call for Council to end our winter hibernation

Influential property developer Steve Maras says the next term of the Adelaide City Council should focus on getting the city moving in winter, saying it can’t be a place “that only functions six to seven months a year”.  By Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, November 1, 2018

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Mark Hamilton's Action Plan for our City 2018 - 2022

Mark Hamilton's 12 page Action Plan for our City details his key priorities if elected Lord Mayor and the actions he'll take to make Adelaide the city it should be.

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How we would clean up our sin street

With Hindley Street's sleazy reputation getting worse, Simeon Thomas -Wilson asked lord mayoral candidates to tell us "How we would clean up our sin street". Sunday Mail, October 28, 2018.

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Drug tests urged for Hindley

Random drug and alcohol tests of Hindley Street patrons are being proposed by a lord mayoral candidiate as part of a bid to curb violence on the notorious party street. By Simeon Thomas-Wilson and Paul Starick, Sunday Mail, October 28, 2018.

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Great Stuff

A facebook page asking whether it's time to "Make Adelaide Great Again?" is backing City Council candidates, including high-profile mayoral aspirant Mark Hamilton. The Advertiser, October 27, 2018.

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Battle between old and new

A Lord Mayoral challenger and councillor have gone on the offensive after Mark Hamilton distributed his four-year "action plan". Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, October 24, 2018

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Bid campaign a mystery

Lord Mayoral candidate Mark Hamilton says he has no idea who is behind a "Make Adelaide Great Again" social media group that has backed his Town Hall bid. Advertiser, October 20, 2018

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Hamilton wins backing

The last female Lord Mayor, Dr Jane Lomax-Smith, has publicly backed Mark Hamilton for the top job at Town Hall. Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The City, October 17, 2018

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"I'm voting for Mark Hamilton for Lord Mayor" - Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM

In her postcard to Council electors, former Deputy Lord Mayor of Adelaide Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM, says she's voting for Mark Hamilton because she knows what he believes in and what he has stood up for in the past.

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Box Square - is this the answer to Le Cornu site

The global Boxpark movement would come to Adelaide, as part of a Adelaide City Council candidate's plan to encourage short-term use at the former Le Cornu site in North Adelaide. By Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser October 12, 2018

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Push for cap on city building heights

Building height limits for specific parts of the city could be investigated by the Adelaide City Council as it embarks on its first five-year "City Plan" in decades. By Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, October 8, 2018

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Curious alliance of former Green and 'small-l liberal'

One's a fomer Greens Senator, while the other says he's a 'small-l liberal'. On the face of it, Robert Simms and Mark Hamilton seem like chalk and cheese. By Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, October 6, 2018

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Right track or off the rails?

A tram extension to the airport, trackless trams and even an autonomous vehicle running between North Adelaide and the former Royal Adelaide Hostpial are some of the transport ideas being pitched by Adelaide City Council candidates. Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, September 28, 2018.

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Copycat claim in Mayoral race

The race for Town Hall has heated up after a Lord Mayoral candidate claimed one of their opponents had pinched one of their policies. Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The City, September 26, 2018.

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Crucial issues divide city's aspiring leaders

Adelaide's Lord Mayoral candidates have very different ideas on the direction the city should take. Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, September 22, 2018.

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2018 SA Council Elections: Q&A with Adelaide mayoral candidates

A PROPOSED arena that could host soccer, rugby league, tennis, basketball and concerts on the Riverbank has split the four Adelaide Lord Mayoral candidates.  By Simeon Thomas-Wilson, City Editor, The Advertiser, September 21, 2018 Subscriber content only

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Field of four for Lord Mayor

Four candidates for Adelaide's new Lord Mayor and 38 other candidates will contest the November City Council election. Simeon Thomas-Wilson, The Advertiser, September 19, 2018.

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Why so hard?

In his letter to the Editor of The Advertiser, Mark Hamilton suggests all of the Adelaide City Council, the languishing city business sector and the broader community require vastly better leadership if the city's traffic gridlock is to be relieved. The Advertiser, April 30, 2018

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How I will break city gridlock

A traffic overhaul to reduce CBD congestion is the campaign centrepiece of Mark Hamilton, the first challenger for Adelaide's top job of lord mayor. Jade Gailberger, Sunday Mail April 22, 2018

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