New South Wales

Aug 20, 2014

Poll Bludger: Liberals try again to weed out Clover

The NSW Liberal Party has a thorn in its side in the shape of Clover Moore. Since the people of Sydney love their Lord Mayor, what to do? Give businesses more votes.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

When the Liberal Party came to power in New South Wales three-and-a-half years ago, it did so in devastating style. The biggest swing in modern Australian history reduced its traditional foe to a parliamentary rump in the lower house, while in the upper house the long-ascendant parties of the Left were swept to the margins.

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6 thoughts on “Poll Bludger: Liberals try again to weed out Clover

  1. Northy

    Well said! It’s awful scary stuff. Antony Green was quoted in Saturday’s SMH as saying the bill is nothing but a rort to get rid of Clover, and is motivated by malice rather than good policy. Enough said

  2. Malcolm Street

    The Coalition can’t allow any opposition anywhere, can it?

  3. JohnB

    I can think of many arguments against this bill.

    Are there any in support of it?

  4. Graham R

    I am gobsmacked by this piece of anti-democracy.

    So if, say, I am a doctor who has incorporated myself for tax purposes does this mean I get two votes? One as a constituent and one as a corporation?

    I can see a sudden upsurge in incorporated entities in Sydney if this goes through.

  5. Gavin Moodie

    Is the NSW Government proposing automatic enrolment for all municipal and State elections?

  6. klewso

    The big picture “Petty Politics”?

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