Monday, June 27, 2005

Bracks Acts Now To Entrench ALP & Green Dominated Councils

Bracks Government has shown it's natural antipathy towards democracy with an attack aimed at entrenching the dominance of the ALP & Greens within local councils. Under new electoral regulations, candidates would not be allowed to include how to vote lists in their candidate statements, nor criticise the performance of the existing council.

The Age has the story, but Hamish carries it best.

7 Comments:

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Hamish Jones said...

I was in shock when I saw this article.

DISGUSTING!

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger JP said...

I think we should just declare them the aristocracy and be done with it.

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry guys The Age wil examine the issue .... not.

 
At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see another waste of Taxpayers money on promos for the Very Costly Train ... $170,000 on Bobo the clown and his mates.

Bracks mean Tax

 
At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

please tell me where I can find a Green dominated council?

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger JP said...

Anonymous - The Greens don't dominate Councils in their own right but in concert with the ALP. Their agendas are very similar and so the only areas in which the two groups oppose each other at Council level are issues relating to the degree of their left wing agendas, rather than to do with a real challenge to those agendas.

 
At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a look at yarra council for an example of an ALP and Green dominated council.

They have now backed down on this for the moment, see:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/council-election-changes-dropped/2005/07/16/1121455937879.html

 

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