Queenslanders send forced council mergers packing

By Paul Hemsley Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s offer to provide councils that were pushed into forced marriages with their neighbours the option of an amicable, no-fault divorce has been taken up with gusto by voters in the Noosa, Livingstone, Mareeba and Douglas areas. Queensland Minister for Local Government David Crisafulli on the weekend commended the […]

Councils to decide if de-amalgamation is too costly

By Paul Hemsley The Queensland state government has moved to roll-back controversial mega-councils formed through forced mergers and asked local governments to put forward their case on whether they want previous jurisdictional boundaries restored. The potential break-up of the mega councils is part of wider push to decentralise administration and local governments by recently elected […]


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