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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey October 24, 2016

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

Dummy spit over Greens’ bizarre council preference deals

Crikey October 21, 2016 2 Comments

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

Crikey October 7, 2016

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

Mayne: can Robert Doyle pull a CloMo?

Stephen Mayne October 7, 2016 1 Comment

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

Bernard Keane September 12, 2016 17 Comments

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)

Myriam Robin June 16, 2016 1 Comment

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

William Bowe March 21, 2016 3 Comments

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?

Alex Mitchell October 26, 2015 5 Comments

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

Stephen Mayne September 10, 2015 3 Comments

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?

Stephen Mayne July 27, 2015 7 Comments

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