NSW state government

Rachel Evans reports on growing community opposition to the proposed redevelopment of Blackwattle Bay.

Around 1000 people rallied in Martin Place on November 18 to protest the Coalition state government's moves to forcibly amalgamate local councils in Sydney and throughout New South Wales. The rally began with a black coffin to mark the “near death experience for democracy in the state”. The rally was held on the last day the NSW government had allowed for councils to “voluntarily” agree to merge. While some councils had submitted to the amalgamation push by the deadline, the majority have refused to surrender to the government's ultimatum.
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