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Greens parliamentary package to restore local democracy

The Greens have launched a three point package to restore local democracy and put an end to failed forced amalgamations. Every resident in NSW deserves equal treatment and genuinely local democracy which is why we have a bill in Parliament that would: Immediately terminate all outstanding forced amalgamations proposals, Immediately de-amalgamate all local councils forcibly merged, Introduce a legislative requirement […]

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Community campaign saves local government from forced amalgamations

A strong and principled campaign from communities, councils and the Greens has forced the Coalition Government to back down on its undemocratic forced council amalgamation agenda. Former Premier Baird’s failed forced amalgamations have become politically untenable with reports that no further forced amalgamations will go ahead and plebiscites will be held across the state for […]

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Greens launch Administrator Watch to keep a close eye on Baird’s handpicked Council Administrators

Today the Greens are launching “Administrator Watch“, an online page to monitor and report on Baird’s handpicked and unelected Council Administrators. Baird’s chosen Administrators include members of the National Party, former Delegates and Departmental Bureaucrats. None of the Administrators were elected by any one of the local communities they are now running. The Government’s shambolic […]

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Baird’s forced amalgamations signed, sealed and delivered by KPMG in sham process

Fresh documents reveal that since at least July 2015, the Baird Government knew which councils it wanted to amalgamate and then worked backwards, paying KPMG to retrospectively create and then “review” the alleged financial savings of council mergers. A July 2015 “Options Analysis” report from KPMG shows that it was involved in the Coalition’s forced […]

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