The 2016 Local Government elections were held on Saturday 19th March 2016. The election was administered by the Electoral Commission of Queensland and was run smoothly.
For the second time, the process of direct election was applied to the position of Mayor in Indigenous Council areas. A new feature added to the process this term was the inclusion of ‘optional preferential voting’ for Mayoral ballot. The vacancies for Councillors was determined using ‘first past the post” system, with the top four candidates securing the post.
Council has opted to use one councillor for the position of ‘Deputy Mayor’ and this will apply for the term of this council.
Links to councillor disclosures are provided for reference.
Council ordinary meetings have been set for the third Tuesday of every Calendar month – any changes to the assigned meeting date will be captured in a council minute and altered date(s) advertised for the affected meeting.
The following is the team that makes up the Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council for the term – 2016-2020
COUNCILLOR Margaret Mara
Background: A recognized artist and founding member of Wei-num art organization from Western Cape York region and contributor to regional and state indigenous art events. A former Aged Care Coordinator Margaret has compassion for her people and a keen sense of duty to the community. Active in women’s issues in Mapoon, she is keen to continue her advocacy work for women, elders and children of the community.
Click link for Margaret Mara Interest Disclosure Statement