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IPART rubber stamps Coalition’s political agenda for super-sized councils

Today IPART has effectively rubber stamped the government’s forced amalgamation agenda with their uncritical acceptance of the Coalition’s ‘Fit for the Future’ plan to super-size Sydney councils and force unpopular mergers on regional areas. However without an upper house majority to deliver these reforms the Coalition may well be driving a fatally compromised political agenda. […]

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Strong support delivers Parliamentary Inquiry into council amalgamations

Strong support delivers Parliamentary Inquiry into council amalgamations The Greens today strongly supported the establishment of a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Baird Government’s Fit for the Future and forced amalgamations agenda. The inquiry has a comprehensive terms of reference and responsible timeline to ensure that it can effectively report on council amalgamations and prioritise the […]

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