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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

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

Dummy spit over Greens’ bizarre council preference deals

Dummy spit over Greens’ bizarre council preference deals

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

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

Mayne: can Robert Doyle pull a CloMo?

Mayne: can Robert Doyle pull a CloMo?

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

Failed attempt to oust Clover pushes us closer to populism

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)

Councillors OK (in SA)

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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