Sunday, September 10, 2017

NSW Local Voices

Speaking in Ryde earlier today, NSW Labor opposition leader Luke Foley said the Liberals are nowhere to be seen.

“The state government has gone missing, they are in hiding,” he said.

"In Sydney, the Illawarra, and in country NSW you can’t find a member of the state government despite their best efforts over the past couple of years to force mergers.

“The state government’s refusal to ban property developers means many councils will see the election of self-interested developers and real estate agents.

“And all these Liberals are suddenly independent in so many council areas.”

Labor says 'overdevelopment agenda' cost the Liberals in local ...

Local council elections are undemocratic.
Through quirks of history, local government elections in five Australian states are subject to unfair rules that have no place in Australia’s 21st-century democracy, argues Ryan Goss.

Rolling coverage: The 2017 Randwick Council 


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Rolling coverage: The 2017 Randwick Council elections ... today to take part in shaping the future of the Randwick Local Government Area

Federal Coalition pork-barrels its own seats up to 138:1

Blast from the past - Jim O’Rourke, Inner West Courier Inner City

Former Wyong mayor Doug Eaton's campaign under fire as NSW ...

But the NRMA quickly distanced itself from the text message, News Corp Australia reported. The NSWEC confirmed the matter had been ...

NSW Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission NSW is an independent statutory authority. We conduct State, Local Government, NSW Aboriginal Land Council and certain statutory elections

Nearly three million voters in 46 electorates headed to the polls to pick their local councillors across the state

NSW Local Government Elections ABC 

Counting starts for the NSW Local government elections at 6pm. Some time in the first half hour the first results will report. You can find the site ...

Betts faces fight to retain mayoralty after voters turn on Liberals

Cr Betts did not wish to comment on the election on Saturday night but earlier, touring polling booths, the 72-year-old was well received by the ...

Labor and Greens dominate early results for the first Inner West

This is the last update on the election from the Courier until Monday .... west to drum up support for local candidates running in today's election

“The votes are coming in and we’re looking forward to working toward timely and accurate results,” NSWEC spokesman Richard Carroll told AAP. In the Central Coast, where 94 candidates competed for just 15 positions on the newly created council, former stalwart mayor Doug Eaton’s campaign came under fire for an allegedly misleading SMS campaign.

Former central Coast mayor, Doug Eaton. Picture: Supplied
Former central Coast mayor, Doug Eaton. Picture: Supplied

A screenshot provided to AAP showed a text message promising better roads for the region if Mr Eaton was re-elected.
Some described the text as misleading because its author was listed as NRMAA, similar to the acronym used by the nation’s peak motorist group the National Roads and Motorists’ Association.
But the NRMA quickly distanced itself from the text message, News Corp Australia reported.
The NSWEC confirmed the matter had been referred to them to consider if the campaign had potentially breached any electoral rules.
Mr Eaton’s campaign has been contacted for comment.
Final results are expected to be completed by September 16, but candidates vying for the position of mayor by a popular vote should start to get early indications as early as Saturday night.