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.
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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.
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.
A group representing councils across NSW that want to demerge has urged Inner West Councillors to work together to force the NSW government to pay for the demerger. Peter Boyle reports.
There is a strong mood for progressive change in the inner west, as the demerger vote and swings to Greens and Labor show. Andrew Chuter reports.
Without sufficient regulations, independent oversight or practical compliance measures to protect people’s rights and safety, the elderly and disabled are in danger of being injured or forced out of overcrowded, outsourced council-owned facilities. Bernadette Smith reports.
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