17 November 2015
I‘ve been contacted by City of Sydney residents who’ve received letters and forms from council for a new and separate business and non-residential voting roll. The process is complex and burdensome for council and will cost $12 million. Residents have to complete forms to show they are not eligible for extra votes! For information, phone 1800 101 667.
I opposed this legislation and developed a Private Members Bill that would have provided an easy and streamlined process, but the government supported the undemocratic Shooters and Fishers Bill, giving business two votes and leaving the City of Sydney with a cumbersome electoral process that also puts residents and business operators at risk of large fines.
Let the Minister for Local Government know if you have concerns: telephone 8574 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org