More than three quarters of Sydney councils reject mergers

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...
Minister Toole Fit for the Future? Fail.

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

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...
Canterbury community ignored as council votes for an amalgamation

Canterbury community ignored as council votes for an amalgamation

Canterbury Council has ignored its own community and voted to approach Bankstown City Council for a “voluntary” merger at an Extraordinary Council meeting held last night. Greens Councillor Linda Eisler was one of only two councillors to vote against the motion. The...