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Would you like a local council? [With poll]

By johnboy 9 May 2013 25

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Prime Minister Gillard has announced a referendum’s coming on constitutional recognition of local government.

We are asking the Australian people to support a small but important change to our Constitution so that the existing practice of Federal Government support for local communities is formally recognised in our Constitution.

This will make it easier for the Federales to ignore pissant state governments when rolling out policy programs.

But what about here in the ACT where we have no councils.

Would you like a council? Ideally without formal parties and just part time?

Do you want local councils in the ACT?

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Henry82 10:43 am 10 May 13

Just expect to have issues hand-balled between an additional layer of bureaucracy

Gungahlin Al 10:38 am 10 May 13

Masquara said :

Gungahlin Al said :

Think of how much more sustainable the capital region would be if there was one government covering the whole economic, social and geographic catchment – from Yass to ACT to Bungendore. No more of the complicated cross-border subsidisation problems.

Well that’s all very well if you want a “sustainist state”. Based on this post, I would say that local councils might be something of a valuable bulwark against the eco-fascists.

Pathetic Masquara. Cherrypick one word and slag away out of context.
*Economically and socially* sustainable.

caf 8:24 am 10 May 13

54-11 said :

Yes please! If it means that the states will eventually be abolished. They are now an anachronism.

There is no chance that the states will be abolished in our lifetimes. It would take a national crisis of a level never before experienced by this country, such as occupation by a foreign power. There is no point tilting at this windmill.

Diggety 8:12 am 10 May 13

This is a hypothetical question though, right? The outcome of the referendum doesn’t mean we have LCs or not as a result (JB?)

Madam Cholet 7:34 am 10 May 13

From what I have seen local councils are notoriously corruptible, so would vote no.

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