local government

Clover Bad, Joanna Good?

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So the Coalition government in New South Wales passed their "It's not really about Clover at all" legislation through the upper house last night. This legislation will make it verbotten for State Members of Parliament to hold both the office of MP and the office of Local Government Councillor at the same time.

Wollongong and Shellharbour Elections

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So, true to his word, Barry O'Farrell has submitted the legislation that will be required to bring forward the election of Councillors for the Wollongong and Shellharbour Local Government Areas.

However there are a number of changes coming to both Councils.

Can Barry Sack Marrickville Council?

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So Barry O'Farrel has decided that if Marrickville Council doesn't stop with the Anti-Israeli Boycott, he will step in and recommend that the Governor sack them.

Can he do it?

Yes. The legislation is pretty clear on this.

Governor may dismiss mayor and councillors

255 Governor may dismiss mayor and councillors

Conferences, Speakers and Lightning Talks Oh My!

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 Just a quick note to let you, dear reader, know a couple of things:

LCA2011 Paper Submissions

The traditional extension to the linux.conf.au paper submission process is going to close at the end of tomorrow (14th August 2010). So if you've got any last minute brain waves or inspirations get in quick.


For the second year in a row I'm going to be helping out with the audio recordings and general organisation of the Local Government Web Network Conference.