Julie Matheson

Former Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | Western Australia Party Leader

Hold the line against forced council amalgamations

ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO… Forced amalgamations is a jigsaw puzzle with moving pieces.  The NationalsWA have withdrawn support, leaving just a three Liberal member majority holding the line on forced … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Local Govt reform hangs in there by three votes

Yesterday the resolve of the current WA Government to force council amalgamations was tested when David Templeman, Opposition Spokesman on Local Government, moved a motion: “That this house advise the Government … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dadour Poll – flow chart

The Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) will soon make recommendations to the Minister for Local Government who will either accept or reject those recommendations. Nonetheless, communities must ensure a fair process … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Minister’s Proposals

The Minister for Local Government has put in 12 proposals to amalgamate 30 Perth metropolitan local governments into 15 large councils. The problem I have with the Minister’s proposals is … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amalgamation lies

Paul Murray on 6PR refers to Premier Barnett’s approach to amalgamation as telling lies, ref 31/7/13. In their own words ……….. “The state government is not to go down the path … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

WA Election 2013 WALGA Issues

In the lead up to the State Election in March 2013, WA Local Govt Association (WALGA) has issued a list of local issues that the major parties are requested to prioritise … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 1 Comment