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Rose Tattoo Frontman Running For Local Government

Legendary frontman Gary "Angry" Anderson, best known for his work with hard rockers Rose Tattoo, has announced he will be contesting for a seat at the upcoming New South Wales local government elections.

Sydney Morning Herald reports with the following: "He may have once been a bad boy for love but the diminutive tattooed rocker Angry Anderson thinks he would be good for the people of Warringah.

Gary "Angry" Anderson is one of 87 people standing for Warringah Council at the September 13 local government elections, including 12 who would like to wear the mayoral robes.

The lead singer of the rock band Rose Tattoo, who has lived on the northern beaches of Sydney for 22 years, might be best known for his rock'n'roll antics but he will have plenty of competition in the bad behaviour stakes.

Even before nominations closed on Wednesday, the candidates lining up to serve Warringah for the first time since the council was sacked six years ago had been slinging mud.

Some of the councillors sacked in 2002, after a government inquiry found the council was divided and dysfunctional beyond the point of recovery, have put their hands up for another go, including the former mayor Julie Sutton. But they have been criticised by their former colleagues as having too much baggage. The council has form, having been sacked three times since 1967.

The slanging much has even spilled over to the popular online encyclopedia site Wikipedia, where an entry on Warringah Council has been altered more than 40 times this year, in some instances to change details about the sacked councils and their elected officials.

Listed third on the ballot paper for a group of independents, Anderson does not expect to be elected in a contest involving resident groups such including "We Love Warringah" (backed by the comedian and broadcaster Wendy Harmer), "Wake Up Warringah", the Greens, Save Our Suburbs and a Liberal Trojan horse called Warringah 08 headed by a former Young Liberals president, Jason Falinski.

But Anderson is keen to serve the community he adopted after moving from Melbourne, where he grew up in the working-class suburb of Coburg.

"I've always been involved in local issues as a resident," he said. "There is a high level of concern about what seems to me to be some very self-interested people on the peninsula who have been involved in council in the time I have lived here."

He said he was not lining up with any political party and although he had supported Labor in the past, these days he made decisions about issues on their merits rather than political allegiance.

Anderson said big issues facing the area were the Spit Bridge, preserving the environment, improving policing, and looking after local schools and hospitals."

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1. XWigglesX writes:

Haha I love Angry Anderson, he makes me laugh. If it was a Melbourne thing I would vote for him. NSW sucks balls

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. wilco writes:

yeah he is funny
well i thought he was death hahahaha

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

Hey man, lay easy on NSW, it ain't all bad... I mean, at least we're not right next to Tassy! :P

I'd definitely vote for Angry Anderson - in fact, I'd vote for any politician with a nickname like 'Angry' hahah :)

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. XWigglesX writes:

Lol fair call on Tassie haha. Where abouts to you live in NSW? I have family in Barooga (on the Murray). f***ing sucks there man haha. All Barooga is is dry grass, snakes, rotten trees, orchids and rich people. And I hate that ahaha.

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

Whats wrong with snakes Wiggles?

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. XWigglesX writes:

Trust me, some of the bad boys we have throughout our countryside are not things you would ever want to mess with.

# Aug 15, 2008 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. psythe writes:

Yeah, the wildlife is f***ed up in Aus. Snakes, spiders, crocs, even the flightless birds are deadly here!

I'm on the mid-north coast, around between Grafton and Port Macquary. It's actually a fairly decent area. But if you go inland too far, things rapidly worsen hahah. Barooga, huh? Unlucky lol.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

I love snakes! Send em to Washigton! I will take care of them! You can keep the bugs though. I wont have time for them.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. XWigglesX writes:

Yo Kalis we are talking about snakes that would kill you in under a minute. You don't want these ones trust me.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 1:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. This is ZT writes:

haha, good for him! :)

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

Proper training will be needed for the diamond headed serpents, but I would do it and love it!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 2:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. psythe writes:

Snakes are awesome, on documentaries. I don't ever even want to SEE a real Taipan, let alone work or live with one!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 3:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

I want two snakes ATLEAST. A ball python and a red tail boa. I am very good at handling non-poisionuse snakes, and want to take it a step further and handle diamond-heads. I want first to take the proper training from a professional. The key to handling any snake is to calm ones aura. If they sence any tention they will strike or constrict instantly!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 3:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. wilco writes:

wiggles
i right why would you like a snake as a pett well were i life that on a island we got this snakes ans spiders ans scorpions as well ok they look cool if you see them but man they dont think that you are cool they will bite you
best thing stay with animal planet

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 5:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Diamond Oz writes:

I saw Rose Tattoo at Graspop they were great fun and Anderson's one funny guy! He'd get my vote if I lived in Aus.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 8:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. XWigglesX writes:

Kalis we have so many strange looking native animals here. Because the continent is so far away from most places they have evolved differently. The little critters we have now used to be Bear sized. Were called Mega Fauna. Wouldn't you rather stick with ya dogs? I would. Hell I like my dog more than most people. Oh and we seem to have a lot of sharks on our coast. I like sharks. They are impressive, not changing for millions of years? Humans won't last that long.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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