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When councils foot the bill, local communities pay

In 2016 the NSW Government forced local councils across NSW to merge. For years, local communities have paid the price and campaigned tirelessly to demerge and reinstate local democracy.  Now, the NSW Labor Government is going to force local communities to fork out the money to fund their own demergers. ...

Sydney Morning Herald: Independent funding probe risks becoming an attack on councils: Greens

Sydney’s councils hope an independent review of the funding model for local governments will come up with a simpler scheme that ensures they are more financially sustainable in the long term. However, the NSW Greens warn the probe risks becoming the latest in a “series of attacks” they say Labor...

Demerge Alliance NSW Media Release: Labor urged not to gut demerger pathway from Local Government Act

Concerns that Labor wants to remove the 2021 clause to the Local Government Act which mandates government funding for council demergers are a serious worry to the Demerge NSW Alliance (DNA).

Some Sydney councils want to break up, but who will foot the bill?

The mooted break-up of forcibly merged NSW councils including Inner West is set to be derailed because the new NSW Labor government doesn’t want to foot the bill. Despite some councils pushing ahead with demerger plans based on previous assurances the costs would be covered by the state government, new...

News: At least 500 million girls and women worldwide don’t have essential resources to manage their periods

New research from Plan International reveals a hidden, worldwide menstrual health crisis. 

LGNSW: "Emergency Service Levy increase will be catastrophic for councils"

LGNSW have today condemned the NSW Labor Government's damning choice to force NSW councils to foot the bill for the Emergency Service Levy (ESL). 

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