Julie Matheson for PERTH

Representing WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY

PREMIER BARNETT HAS NO MANDATE FOR COUNCIL MERGERS

Freo's View

In a comment to this blog Colin Nicol asked why I did not start the Don’t Merge Freo with MelvilleFacebook page earlier and if it is not too late. Maybe Colin is right and it is too late, but I believe we have to do something about getting unwanted and unacceptable amalgamations rammed down our throats by those who promised us before the state election that they would not do such thing.

My problem was that I naively believed what Premier Colin Barnett said before the election, and was stunned to read after he was elected that even voluntary council mergers would only be approved if they have the boundaries the state government wants.  So the wishes of  local councils and the community are going to be totally ignored. That is raping democracy and a violation of our rights. We cannot just let that happen and have to stand…

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