Three Victorian councils have supported motions condemning Israel’s war crimes in Gaza and calling for a permanent ceasefire. Sue Bull reports.
City of Greater Geelong
Socialist Alliance City of Greater Geelong councillor Sarah Hathway has been prevented from tabling a motion calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war. Sue Bull reports.
Norlane residents have swung into action, with newly-elected Socialist Alliance local councillor Sarah Hathway, to ensure the area remains safe and welcoming to all. Sue Bull reports.
Sarah Hathway from Socialist Alliance was declared elected to Windermere Ward of the City of Greater Geelong on June 28. Sue Bull reports.
Pressure on the City of Greater Geelong not to close libraries and cut services is mounting. Jackie Kris reports.
Likely new Geelong councillor Sarah Hathway said residents are mounting a big campaign to save their libraries, and stop the cuts, but are concerned that the city's councillors will let them down again. Sue Bull reports.
Socialist Alliance will likely gain another councillor in Victoria if the count back in the City of Greater Geelong proceeds in line with past practice. Sue Bull reports.
More than 500 people protested outside two libraries at the projected closures and cuts to services. The biggest was outside the Geelong West Library, as Sue Bull reports
The Australian Services Union initiated a protest outside the City of Greater Geelong Council meeting to show support council workers facing redundancies. Sarah Hathway reports.
The results of the 2017 City of Greater Geelong Council elections have been declared, with Greens candidate Sarah Mansfield being elected in Brownbill Ward.
Mansfield won more than 17% of the primary vote. Her election was aided by a strong preference flow from residents who voted for Socialist Alliance (SA) candidates Sue Bull and Sarah Hathway.
Socialist Alliance candidates for Brownbill Ward in the Geelong Council election, Sue Bull and Sarah Hathway, who were among the first women candidates to nominate, have released their preferences, with the top seven positions going to progressive female candidates.
Geelong Council was sacked in April last year by the Victorian state government. It was accused of being dysfunctional, having no long-term strategic plan and failing to respond to a highly-publicised report on bullying in the council.
As serious as some of these allegations were – particularly those regarding bullying – neither of us as Geelong residents felt they warranted the undemocratic sacking of a duly-elected council. Surely the people of Geelong should be the ones that make any such decision?
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