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City of Sydney withholds Mayor’s guest list

By Kayla Canne   The City of Sydney refused to release city records containing information on a public event to the City Hub last week, claiming that the information was private in nature. On March 13 City Hub filed a formal application under the Government Information Public Access Act (GIPA) seeking the guest list of […]

City of Sydney repeals live streaming

The City of Sydney Council has repealed a decision to live stream council meetings to the public. This idea of “webcasting” would involve recordings of all council meetings being posted online for the benefit of those who are unable to attend meetings in person. The webcasting motion was proposed by Liberal Councillor Edward Mandla, who […]

Waverley’s local democratic process revisited

Greens councillor Dominic Wy Kanak has called on Waverley Council to reintroduce questions with notice in a bid to increase transparency and open debate regarding local community issues. Councillor Wy Kanak’s motion was defeated at the May 20 council meeting, but the process has been instituted at state and federal parliamentary levels. Cr Wy Kanak […]