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Greens call for KPMG report to be immediately released

Greens MP and Local Government Spokesperson David Shoebridge has called for the Baird govenrment to immediately release the key KPMG report that is being relied upon to force council amalgamations. It is a farce that the Baird government is pushing for public submissions on merger proposals without giving the councils and communities access to the KPMG […]

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2016 set for showdown between Community and Coalition on forced council amalgamations

The Coalition’s forced amalgamations plans that were announced today, face growing community opposition and are far from guaranteed. State-wide opposition to forced amalgamations has already seen Baird’s merger plans scaled back significantly. Every single plan for a forced merger must now go through a drawn out public inquiry with the Boundaries Commission and this will […]

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SNAP ACTION: Join the Call to Keep it Local

This Thursday you can join our campaign to keep it local. Even if you don’t have time to sign up through the survey, you can still be a part of the Call to Keep it Local: Contact details for who we’ll be ringing Premier Mike Baird https://www.nsw.gov.au/your-government/contact-premier-new-south-wales (02) 8574 5000 Nationals Leader Troy Grant reception@deputypremier.nsw.gov.au (02) […]

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More than three quarters of Sydney councils reject mergers

The Baird government continues to fudge the numbers on council amalgamations, with reported claims that more than 20 Sydney councils are volunteering to amalgamate. The fact is that these figures just don’t add up, and that the overwhelming majority of Sydney councils have submitted a first preference to stand alone and remain genuinely local. 75% […]

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Baird’s rigged IPART inquiry calls for forced amalgamations but he doesn’t have the numbers

The Baird government has today made public IPART’s ‘Fit for the Future’ assessment of local councils, proposing forced amalgamations,  with the state’s councils being slashed by up to half. Of the 41 Sydney metropolitan councils IPART has found that 93% are financially fit yet deemed only a quarter as ‘Fit for the Future’ due to […]

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Minister Toole Fit for the Future? Fail.

As the Coalition persists with an undemocratic forced amalgamation agenda, our office has undertaken an independent, fair and impartial assessment of how Paul Toole stacks up as Local Government Minister. In undertaking our assessment we consulted with the community to develop our methodology and criteria and accepted submissions from a broad range of stakeholders regarding Minister Toole’s ‘fitness.’ […]

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Have your say: Is Minister Toole Fit for the Future?

As the Coalition persists with an undemocratic forced amalgamation agenda, we are undertaking an independent, fair and impartial assessment of how Paul Toole stacks up as Local Government Minister. Our office will take a holistic approach to assessing whether Minister Toole is Fit for the Future within the existing criteria set out in our finalised ‘fitness’ methodology. Our final methodology incorporates feedback we received […]

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