The secret service: local councils acting as global consultants

from Joanne McCarthy and the Newcastle Herald   HUNTER Councils has morphed from being a local government body acting as the ‘‘Voice of the Hunter’’ to a secretive organisation advising foreign countries about the ‘‘restructure of national government’’. Alarm bells are ringing after a restructure that turned Hunter Councils Ltd into Strategic Services Australia, a company with the region’s general

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Rats in the Ranks

Great article by Alex Mitchell in Crikey last week. An accurate description of the inner Sydney ALP doing what they do best – i.e putting their self interest ahead of that of the community they serve.  In this case they are supporting the amalgamation of Councils in an attempt to increase the chances of ALP Councillors controlling the new larger Councils

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ICAC interviews Hunter residents over Huntlee development near Branxton

Very good to see ICAC investigating this planning debacle.  The public deserves a full explanation of how a project aiming to place 20,000 people in urban sprawl, nowhere near jobs and which will clear endangered bushland, came to be approved in the first place. James Ryan ICAC interviews Hunter residents over Huntlee development near Branxton By JOANNE McCARTHY Feb. 12,

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