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Lifejackets and scare tactics may not be best way to save lives of rock fishers

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS For many, it would have been overwhelming to see someone drowning from their lounge room. Not for father and son duo, Graham and Lucas Toms, members of South Maroubra SLSC, who quickly attempted to rescue a man who had been fishing off the rocks near their house last year. The pair got […]

Is it over for Clover?

As another year comes to an end, baubles and lights go up on trees across the city, but the whispers among the political inner circles are less festive. Everyone is asking the same question: Will this be Clover Moore’s last term as Lord Mayor of Sydney? In September of this year the Shooters and Fishers […]

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 […]

Shooters and Fishers business voting legislation passes upper house

Last week the NSW Legislative Council passed the controversial Shooters and Fishers bill to reform business voting in City of Sydney Council elections. The City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill automatically enrols businesses in the City to vote in local government elections, makes voting compulsory for businesses and allows two people per business to vote. […]

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 […]

Shooters and Fishers business voting legislation set to pass the upper house

The controversial Shooters and Fishers proposal to reform business voting procedures in the City of Sydney is likely to pass the upper house on Wednesday, September 20 as City Hub goes to print. Backlash against the proposed bill has increased as the Victorian Local Government Review Panel this week announced recommendations surrounding possible reforms to […]

“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 […]

Melbourne councillors and residents warn against business voting bill

Melbourne councillors and residents have delivered strong warnings against the proposed business voting legislation for the City of Sydney. A bill proposed by the Shooters and Fishers Party and supported by NSW Premier Mike Baird is a replica of a business voting bill that currently exists in the City of Melbourne. Melbourne’s bill is currently […]

Businesses speak out against secretive business voting bill

Sydney business owners have condemned the secrecy surrounding the proposed Shooters and Fishers Party bill to amend business voting procedures in the City of Sydney. The proposed legislation makes business voting compulsory and automatically enrolls all businesses in the City to vote in council elections. The bill also enrolls two voters for every business. President […]