Inner West council

The City of Sydney Council decided to start investigating its ties to companies that are complicit in human rights abuses in Palestine, including the illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories. Jim McIlroy reports.

palestine protest in melbourne

For the 37th consecutive week protesters took to the streets around the country to protest Labor’s complicity in Israel being able to continue its genocide in Gaza for nine months.

Community gathers for deamalgamation

The NSW Boundaries Commission has rejected the Inner West Council's bid to deamalgamate, despite 62.5% of residents voting to do so. Peter Boyle reports. 

A packed public gallery at Sydney's Inner West Council meeting went from aghast to angry after a mild Greens motion calling for a ceasefire in Palestine was rejected by Labor’s casting vote. Pip Hinman reports.

Residents across the inner west showed their support for changes to the New South Wales Local Government Act, which would respect residents views on council demergers. Pip Hinman reports.

Kobi Shetty and Philippa Scott

Residents for Deamalgamation confronted Labor's Philippa Scott and The Greens' Kobi Shetty about their views on demerging Inner West Council. Pip Hinman reports.

Labor Mayor Darcy Byrne has told Greens and Independent councillors to develop their own business case for demerger if they do not like what is on offer. Peter Boyle reports.

Residents concerned about local democracy from as far as Bombala and the Central Coast as well as Pittwater lobbied NSW Labor delegates to keep councils local. Video and report by Peter Boyle.

Residents told the Inner West Council it lack of consultation around its rezoning strategy was a serious misjudgement. Pip Hinman reports.

The New South Wales Coalition government’s forced amalgamation of councils looks set to become an election issue. Peter Boyle reports.

Inner West Labor councillors voted to put a problematic demerger business case on public exhibition, against the wishes of Greens and Independent councillors who said it needed more work. Peter Boyle reports.

The NSW Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman has confirmed the government will pay for the cost of council demergers. Brian Halstead reports.