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Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall hits back at Coda Conduct with his own rap

Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall is preparing to hit back at Coda Conduct's comical attack on his beloved hometown with his very own rap.

Yes, the city councillor is penning a song in response to Is it a Quanger?!, which was recently performed by Canberra all-girl rap duo Sally Coleman, 23, and Erica Mallett, 22, as part of the weather forecast on Triple J's breakfast show Matt and Alex.

"Queanbeyan! What a wannabe! Copied our forecast, got it free. But it's not a shock, cos you're basically... just part of the ACT," its most offending line reads.

Queanbeyan's opening hours, oversupply of takeaway joints and residents' tendency to don socks and sandals did not escape the girls' wrath.

Cr Overall said he was impressed with Coda Conduct's wit but a reactionary rap was underway and set to be a social media sensation. 

"I thought it [Is it a Quanger?!] was clever and amusing but totally out of order," he said.


"There will be a response, it will be from me directly. It's being worked on and it's being composed."

The Canberra Times was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the song's opening verse:

"Yo, Sally and Erica, ya' bit of a nong

Is you right or is you wrong?

A coda conduct has been breached

In funky Q town all but beached

Cos I'm a rapper who lets you know

When it comes to Quangers we will grow."

Canberrans and Queanbeyanites will have to wait in anticipation for more with Cr Overall remaining tight-lipped about the remainder and launch of the ditty.

But a performance could be in the works with the mayor "talking to a local rap group".

He said he was confident his rap would go viral and expected Coda Conduct's reaction to be one of "shock and horror".

No word if light rail or Skywhale feature.

"It is critical it goes viral to restore the integrity and prestige of Q town," he said.