The Baird Government’s 6 step plan for forced amalgamations

The Baird Government’s 6 step plan for forced amalgamations

This is a short guide to the Baird Government’s six-step plan to force council amalgamations in this State: Step 1: Come up with a plan to force council amalgamations across the State and give your so-called reform the misleading branding of “Fit for the...
Greens call for KPMG report to be immediately released

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...
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...
Fit for the Future: What are the facts?

Fit for the Future: What are the facts?

As you are no doubt aware, local councils are in the process of making submissions as to whether they are ‘Fit for the Future’ with IPART appointed by the state government to assess whether local councils should be merged. While IPART continues with its flawed...