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Coalition plans to entrench corporate and developer control of Wollongong council

As published in the Illawarra Mercury here: The Illawarra is no stranger to the idea that developers can wholly corrupt a local council. The infamous “Table of knowledge” at a local kebab shop was the site of regular meetings of developers and Wollongong City Council officers including town planner Beth Morgan and general manager Rod Oxley. […]

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City of Sydney Elections [Question Time]

This question was asked on 12/08/2014 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Roads and Freight, representing the Minister for Local Government. Given the appalling corruption that has been exposed in recent weeks with corporate interests literally buying Coalition […]

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Why corporations should never vote

As published in the Newcastle Herald here: Another day, another corruption headline. Hunter residents are genuinely revolted by the new lows that this state’s politics has sunk to. They are looking for political leadership to sever the link between corporate greed and politicians. With a demand for action growing, what does the Baird government do in […]

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Votes are for people not corporations

The NSW Coalition Government is working with the Shooters Party to strip your voting rights in Local Council elections. They have legislation that delivers two votes to every corporation that runs a business, owns a property or leases a premises in all major centres across NSW. These laws fundamentally undermine your rights as a citizen […]

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Picnic Police hit Bondi Beach

Anyone organising a picnic at Bondi Beach on social media better beware – if they haven’t got a permit from the local council they will be threatened with a $220 fine and could be sent packing by the rangers.  This is a ridiculous policy that fails to recognise Bondi is a beautiful public beach. The Greens are […]

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