Topic archives: local government

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 24, 2016

Council robo-calls ... fairy bread for breakfast ... how Derryn Hinch got elected ...

Dummy spit over Greens’ bizarre council preference deals

October 21, 2016 2

Greens candidates for Darebin Council are directing voters to preference other Greens higher than themselves, writes Crikey intern Rachel Robertson. And an independent candidate says that's not on.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 7, 2016

Brandis shares plebsicite deets ... hipsters sabotage Border Force ... inverse hedgehogs shamed ...

Mayne: can Robert Doyle pull a CloMo?

October 7, 2016 1

It's a Liberal-Green contest for Melbourne Council, but will Robert Doyle be able to keep his majority?

Failed attempt to oust Clover pushes us closer to populism

September 12, 2016 17

The failure of the latest attempt to dislodge Clover Moore from the City of Sydney mayoralty illustrates how big business is driving resentment against itself.

Councillors OK (in SA)

June 16, 2016 1

The loophole that gives SA councillors safe harbour from Section 44.

Can Shorten pull it off on July 2? Not if Queensland is any guide

March 21, 2016 3

If the Queensland election is a preview of the federal election, Labor should be quaking in its boots.

Will council mergers prove Mike Baird’s undoing?

Will council mergers prove Mike Baird’s undoing?

October 26, 2015 5

Mike Baird is the most popular premier in Australia -- but will the bloom be off the rose when he forces councils to amalgamate?

Mayne: as councils resist transparency reforms, time for state govts to step up

September 10, 2015 3

Defining transparency is easy. It's enacting it that's the problem.

Mayne: are firies and council staff earning too much?

Mayne: are firies and council staff earning too much?

July 27, 2015 7

If you want to trim the fat of local government, start by looking at how much public service providers, like firefighters, get paid.