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Flat White

Local government or bureaucratic symbolism?

22 November 2022

1:07 PM

22 November 2022

1:07 PM

One of the great things about our federal system is that local governments ensure local issues are dealt with by political representatives who are closest to the people. But recent fires and floods are proving that council amalgamations have replaced political representation with bureaucratic symbolism that is not meeting local expectations.

Last week I was interviewed about the financial challenges facing NSW councils that surround the ACT.

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