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City acts on business voting reform

The City of Sydney Council has begun the process of implementing controversial reforms to business voting in the City’s local government elections. The reforms, proposed by the Shooters and Fishers Party and supported by the NSW Government, seek to increase the franchise of business owners working in the City of Sydney. The bill gives businesses […]

NSW Government releases amendments to Shooters and Fishers business voting bill

The NSW Government last week removed the Shooters and Fishers proposed business voting bill from the parliamentary agenda, signalling the bill needed to be revised before being put before parliament. The upper house was set to discuss the legislation when it sat on Wednesday, September 10 and the bill was expected to pass. At the […]

“One vote, one value”

Should the business vote be reformed in the City of Sydney? A debate and public discussion with: Alex Greenwich MP, Independent Member for Sydney Gareth Ward, MP, Deputy Government Whip Jamie Parker, MP, Greens, Member for Balmain Angela Vithoulkas, Independent Councillor City of Sydney Edward Mandla, Liberal Councillor City of Sydney Linda Scott, Labor Councillor […]

Not the right “way forward” for City of Sydney business vote

City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas on the Shooters and Fishers Party's proposed reforms to business voting in the City of Sydney The Shooters and Fishers’ business voting bill that is currently before Parliament is not the right fit for Sydney. While I agree that the introduction of legislation that will help business owners through […]