Today the NSW Liberal Government has announced they will force local government amalgamations despite the fact that the inner west community has completely rejected this idea.
The Baird Liberal Government has not listened to people in the inner west.
Throughout this process, inner west residents have made it very clear that they are against the local government merger proposal.
Now it is clear that this amalgamation process is simply a Liberal Party gerrymander.
The dismissal of elected Mayors and Councillors and the appointment of an unelected and unaccountable administrator is an outrage.
I do not support the NSW Liberal Government’s forced mergers – they should listen to inner west residents, who have made their position on this issue clear.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.