Julie Matheson

Business Specialist CFP | Local Government Expert | Political Adviser

Have your say! Local Govt Act Review

For the first time in more than 20 years, the Local Government Act 1995 is being reviewed to modernise the outdated laws and reduce red tape. Have your say… Attend … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Revoking Governor’s Orders

Has the Premier met the 11 February 2015 deadline to request a revocation? After the Premier’s comments to the media about the amalgamation process being over and his raising the … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Liberal Party against council amalgamations in Queensland

Seven years ago, Dr Bruce Flegg from the Queensland Liberal National Party attended a march on Parliament against council amalgamation. Here’s what he had to say about council amalgamation in 2007:

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dear Auditor General

This letter to the Auditor General from Ian Ker is priceless. The State Government’s handling of Royalties for Regions was found wanting by the Auditor General.  There was no project … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Property Council supports amalgamations

We knew that right from the start.  Amalgamations is all about property development at any cost. Mr Ian Ker is in the process of taking legal action against the Minister’s … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rate Rise Trickery

We know what you are up to Mr Barnett when you link Council rate rises to your plans for force councils to amalgamate.  Trickery. Article here: Your department for Metropolitan Council Reform … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cost of amalgamations

Who pays?

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cost of local government reform

WALGA has submitted that $65m to $100m will be required to implement metropolitan reform based on amalgamation costs in Queensland at $200m, or just over $7m per new Council, in … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mr Ker’s MLA boundaries.

Mr Ian Ker is full of good ideas. WA has 59 members of the Legislative Assembly, 1 for every 42,000 electors.  Remove the confusion, align the LA boundaries to the Premier’s … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 1 Comment