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Greens bill to stop forced amalgamations

The Greens have a parliamentary package that is simple, democratic and will fix the forced amalgamation mess. As reported by the Mosman Daily: THE  Greens will attempt to end forced council amalgamations with a Bill in NSW Parliament. Upper House MP David Shoebridge will introduce the Bill in the current sitting session. There are 20 […]

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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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Media release: Merger dollars go to big Liberal donor

Queensland based software company TechnologyOne Limited has emerged as the biggest winner so far from Baird’s forced amalgamation agenda, with the company picking up an estimated $10 million worth of directly negotiated contracts from just three newly amalgamated councils. Each of these contracts has been granted without a public tender and the precise dollar value […]

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It’s official: confusion and delay steal the day with Baird’s forced council mergers

Baird’s unpopular forced council amalgamations are continuing to cause confusion and chaos, with advice from the Office of Local Government today indicating that there could be as many as four separate election dates for local councils. The so-called “clarification was sent by circular to all local councils this week.  It sets out four possible election […]

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Congratulations to our new Greens Councillors

 Last Saturday those councils that have so far survived the Baird Government’s forced amalgamations went to the polls. With votes still being counted, The Greens look likely to have elected councillors in at least 19 of the 29 councils where we ran candidates. Those councillors, all of whom were democratically preselected by their local group, […]

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Greens NSW celebrate Statewide success in local council elections

The Greens NSW are celebrating strong wins across the State in this weekend’s local council elections. The Greens are leading the primary vote in Kiama, strong challengers for the Mayoralty in Shoalhaven and Bellingen and have taken the Mayoralty in Byron Shire Council. Greens have also broken through on councils from Albury to Kyogle and have had […]

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