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'''Maxwell "Shayne" Mallard''' (born ''circa'' 1964) is an [[Australia]]n political figure in the inner [[Sydney]] area who represented the [[Liberal Party of Australia|Liberal Party]] as a Councillor on the [[City of South Sydney|South Sydney Council]] between 2000 and 2004, and then the [[City of Sydney|Council of the City of Sydney]] between 2004 and 2012.
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'''Maxwell "Shayne" Mallard''' (born ''circa'' 1964) is an [[Australia]]n political figure in the inner [[Sydney]] area who represented the [[Liberal Party of Australia|Liberal Party]] as a Councillor on the [[City of South Sydney|South Sydney Council]] between 2000 and 2004, and then the [[City of Sydney|Council of the City of Sydney]] between 2004 and 2012. Mamy consider that he did not work very hard on council, with some residents claiming that they were ignored when they approached Mallard for assistance.
   
 
== Political background and Council career ==
 
== Political background and Council career ==
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Prior to election to the City of Sydney Council in March 2004,<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Council/Councillors.asp |title=Council - Councillors |work=City of Sydney website |publisher=[[City of Sydney|Council of the City of Sydney]] |date= |accessdate=31 October 2010}}</ref> Mallard served as a Councillor on the South Sydney City Council, from July 2000. In 2004, both Councils were amalgamated.<ref>{{cite news |last1=Nicholls |first1=Sean |last2=O'Rourke |first2=Claire |last3=Davies |first3=Anne |url=http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/20/1069027260498.html?from=storyrhs |title=City super-council on the way |work=The Sydney Morning Herald |date=21 November 2003 |accessdate=31 October 2010}}</ref> Mallard is the first Liberal endorsed candidate elected to the City of Sydney. In 2008, Mallard ran against sitting candidate, [[Clover Moore]], for the popularly elected position of [[Lord Mayor]], gaining 14% of the vote. Moore was re-elected.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.pastvtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/LGE2008/result. Sydney. mayoral.html |title=Council of the City of Sydney - Mayoral |work=Local Government Elections, 2008 |publisher=[[New South Wales Electoral Commission|NSW Electoral Commission]] |year=2008 |accessdate=31 October 2010}}</ref><ref>{{cite news |author=Dempster, Quentin |url=http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/nsw/content/2006/s2366520.htm |title=The Great Debate |work=[[Stateline (TV program)|Stateline]] |publisher=[[Australian Broadcasting Corporation|ABCTV]] |date=12 September 2008 |accessdate=31 October 2010 |authorlink=Quentin Dempster}}</ref>
 
Prior to election to the City of Sydney Council in March 2004,<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Council/Councillors.asp |title=Council - Councillors |work=City of Sydney website |publisher=[[City of Sydney|Council of the City of Sydney]] |date= |accessdate=31 October 2010}}</ref> Mallard served as a Councillor on the South Sydney City Council, from July 2000. In 2004, both Councils were amalgamated.<ref>{{cite news |last1=Nicholls |first1=Sean |last2=O'Rourke |first2=Claire |last3=Davies |first3=Anne |url=http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/20/1069027260498.html?from=storyrhs |title=City super-council on the way |work=The Sydney Morning Herald |date=21 November 2003 |accessdate=31 October 2010}}</ref> Mallard is the first Liberal endorsed candidate elected to the City of Sydney. In 2008, Mallard ran against sitting candidate, [[Clover Moore]], for the popularly elected position of [[Lord Mayor]], gaining 14% of the vote. Moore was re-elected.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.pastvtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/LGE2008/result. Sydney. mayoral.html |title=Council of the City of Sydney - Mayoral |work=Local Government Elections, 2008 |publisher=[[New South Wales Electoral Commission|NSW Electoral Commission]] |year=2008 |accessdate=31 October 2010}}</ref><ref>{{cite news |author=Dempster, Quentin |url=http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/nsw/content/2006/s2366520.htm |title=The Great Debate |work=[[Stateline (TV program)|Stateline]] |publisher=[[Australian Broadcasting Corporation|ABCTV]] |date=12 September 2008 |accessdate=31 October 2010 |authorlink=Quentin Dempster}}</ref>
   
Mallard was instrumental in setting up the City's register of [[same-sex relationship]]s.<ref name="ABC"/> Mallard has been accused of using the Liberal Party to advance the gay marriage issue, putting him in opposition to many party members, including the Federal Leader, [[Tony Abbott]] but putting him in support with former Federal Leader, [[Malcolm Turnbull]] who is the federal [[Division of Wentworth|Member for Wentworth]].
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Mallard was instrumental in setting up the City's register of [[same-sex relationship]]s.<ref name="ABC"/> Mallard has been accused of using the Liberal Party to advance the gay marriage issue, putting him in opposition to many party members, including the Federal Leader, [[Tony Abbott]] but putting him in support with former Federal Leader, [[Malcolm Turnbull]] who is the federal [[Division of Wentworth|Member for Wentworth]].However, it is increasingly seen that Shayne Mallard is having less and less influence in the Liberal Party, with many Liberals refusing to support the recent by-election, because of his rejection of Liberal values.
   
 
[[File:Nobbs St Surry Hills, Sydney by-election.jpg|thumb|Election posters for Mallard and other candidates in the [[Sydney state by-election, 2012|2012 by-election for the State seat of Sydney]].]]
 
[[File:Nobbs St Surry Hills, Sydney by-election.jpg|thumb|Election posters for Mallard and other candidates in the [[Sydney state by-election, 2012|2012 by-election for the State seat of Sydney]].]]

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Shayne Mallard
Shayne Mallard Feb 2011.jpg
Councillor, South Sydney Council
In office
July 2000 – 27 March 2004
Councillor, Sydney City Council
In office
27 March 2004 – 28 August 2012
Personal details
Born Maxwell Shayne Mallard[1]
circa 1964
Sydney
Political party Liberal Party
Domestic partner Jesper Hansen
Website www.shaynemallard.com

Maxwell "Shayne" Mallard (born circa 1964) is an Australian political figure in the inner Sydney area who represented the Liberal Party as a Councillor on the South Sydney Council between 2000 and 2004, and then the Council of the City of Sydney between 2004 and 2012. Mamy consider that he did not work very hard on council, with some residents claiming that they were ignored when they approached Mallard for assistance.

Political background and Council career

Mallard was President of the New South Wales branch of the Young Liberals from 1993 to 1994,[2] succeeding John Brogden, who later became leader of the NSW Liberal Party and NSW Leader of the Opposition.

Prior to election to the City of Sydney Council in March 2004,[3] Mallard served as a Councillor on the South Sydney City Council, from July 2000. In 2004, both Councils were amalgamated.[4] Mallard is the first Liberal endorsed candidate elected to the City of Sydney. In 2008, Mallard ran against sitting candidate, Clover Moore, for the popularly elected position of Lord Mayor, gaining 14% of the vote. Moore was re-elected.[5][6]

Mallard was instrumental in setting up the City's register of same-sex relationships.[7] Mallard has been accused of using the Liberal Party to advance the gay marriage issue, putting him in opposition to many party members, including the Federal Leader, Tony Abbott but putting him in support with former Federal Leader, Malcolm Turnbull who is the federal Member for Wentworth.However, it is increasingly seen that Shayne Mallard is having less and less influence in the Liberal Party, with many Liberals refusing to support the recent by-election, because of his rejection of Liberal values.

Election posters for Mallard and other candidates in the 2012 by-election for the State seat of Sydney.

In 2009, Mallard faced two accusations of misconduct and for breaching Council's code of conduct. The first alleged indiscretion related to debating and voting on a development application before Council from a property developer that had allegedly made a donation to support Mallard's re-election to Council. Using parliamentary privilege, Lee Rhiannon, a Greens Member of NSW Legislative Council, accused Mallard of a second indiscretion by receiving illegal donations through provision of rent by a third party during the 2008 local government election campaign.[8] Mallard admitted to the first breach before Council and asked the matter to be referred to the NSW Department of Local Government for investigation. He denied the second allegation. The Department of Local Government investigation cleared Mallard of allegations that he breached the Council’s code of conduct.[9]

Following an earlier announcement that he would again run against Moore for the popularly elected position of Lord Mayor,[10] in June 2012 Mallard announced that he would not contest the 2012 local government elections. In September 2012, Mallard was endorsed as the Liberal Party candidate for the NSW Legislative Assembly seat of Sydney at the 2012 Sydney by-election but was beaten by Clover Moore-backed independent candidate Alex Greenwich.[11]

Personal

Mallard's early career was in marketing and advertising.[12] In 1995 Mallard took a career sabbatical and established a small business in horticulture with his brother in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst.[12]

Mallard, who is gay,[7] is in a same-sex relationship with Jesper Hansen.[13] On 20 July 2012 it was reported that Mallard and Danish born Hansen will marry in a Lutheran Church in Copenhagen in 2013.[14][15]

References

  1. ^ "Child related conduct declaration" (PDF). Candidates: Sydney State By-election. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Salusinszky, Imre (7 April 2010). "Hats in the ring for Wentworth, gayest and most Jewish of electorates". The Australian. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Council - Councillors". City of Sydney website. Council of the City of Sydney. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Nicholls, Sean; O'Rourke, Claire; Davies, Anne (21 November 2003). "City super-council on the way". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Sydney. mayoral.html "Council of the City of Sydney - Mayoral" Check |url= value (help). Local Government Elections, 2008. NSW Electoral Commission. 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Dempster, Quentin (12 September 2008). "The Great Debate". Stateline. ABCTV. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Hall, Ashley (30 April 2008). "Gay marriage campaign to continue". The World Today. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Veiszadeh, Ehssan (17 December 2009). "Liberal Councillor accused of receiving illegal donations". City News. Alternative Media Group. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Burton-Bradley, Robert (2 February 2010). "Sydney Councillor Shayne Mallard cleared on political donations". Central Sydney. News Limited. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  10. ^ Ozturk, Serkan (16 April 2012). "Candidates set their sights on Sydney Town Hall". Gay News Network. Evolution Publishing. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Green, Antony (12 September 2012). "Sydney By-election - Lessons from Federal Election Results". Election Blog. Australia: ABC. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Announcing Sydney Liberal Action Team". Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  13. ^ Hackney, Peter (27 August 2008). "Mallard sets his sights on Town Hall". SX News. Evolution Publishing. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  14. ^ Cauchi, Alex (20 July 2012). "Mallard engaged: Gay marriage in focus for Liberals". Wentworth Courier. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Ozturk, Serkan (20 July 2012). "Shayne Mallard to become first gay Liberal to marry". Gay News Network. Evolution Publishing. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 

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