SOCC Victory for Local Democracy Day photo 1 27 July 2017 (2)

  1. Government’s forced amalgamation policy continues TWT Phil Jenkyn 18 Oct 17
  2. Labor claims momentum in NSW after By-election results SMH 15 Oct 2017
  3. Liberals hit the panic button The Australian 15 Oct 2017
  4. Berijiklian in need of a refresh SMH 13 Oct 2017
  5. Hunters Hill faces a new fight over Planning Panels TWT 11 Oct 2017
  6. Hunters Hill’s character at risk with Local Planning Panels NDT 11 Oct 2017
  7. Byelection sets Nationals candidate on course to end national park SMH 8 Oct 17
  8. Think mergers won’t affect you – Think Again Border Mail 6 Oct 17
  9. Forced Amalgamations don’t stack up financially Armidale Express 5 Oct 2017
  10. libs left to defuse Baird’s timebombs The Australian 3 Oct 17
  11. NSW Nationals leader Barilaro trust me or boot us out Sunday Telegraph 1 Oct 17
  12. The catastrophe of Sydney’s priority precincts SMH 30 Sept 2017
  13. National Party President runs lobbying firm SMH 30 Sept 2017
  14. Time for NSW Govt to get real about political donations SMH 28 Sept 2017
  15. Labor, Greens and Independents control councils SMH 27 Sept 2017
  16. Ross Williams elected Hunters Hill Deputy Mayor NDT 27 Sept 2017
  17. Hunters Hill one of the top lifestyle suburbs in NSW NDT 27 Sept 2017
  18. Dawn of a New Era – Independents Sweep to Power TWT 27 Sept 2017
  19. Independents rule roost in Lane Cove TWT 27 Sept 2017
  20. Mark Bennett to lead Hunters Hill Council NDT 20 Sept 2017
  21. Election results for Hunters Hill and surrounding councils TWT 20 Sept 2017
  22. Independent Mark Bennett wins mayoral race in Hunters Hill SMH 13 Sept 2017
  23. A huge win for the Independents and for Independence SHHMC 13 Sept 17 
  24. Independents and Labor celebrate – Hunters Hill, Ryde, Lane Cove TWT 13 Sept 17
  25. Liberals facing a backlash over council mergers SMH 11 Sept 2017
  26. Ministers, the lobbyist and the controversial Ryde development SMH 11 Sept 17
  27. Forced mergers and overdevelopment cost Liberals in elections SMH 10 Sept 17
  28. Hunters Hill Council Election Results First Count 9 Sept 2017
  29. Alan Jones Show Maryann Beregi and Phil Jenkyn on council elections 7 Sept 17
  30. SOCC Survey Results Hunters Hill Candidates 7 Sept 2017
  31. Ross Williams Outstanding Candidate for Hunters Hill Mayor 6 Sept 2017
  32. Carrying forward a torch to protect Hunters Hill TWT 6 Sept 2017
  33. Letters to Editor Clr Peter Astridge and James Kearney TWT 6 Sept 17
  34. Ross Williams to stop Hunters Hill street tree pruning lunacy TWT 6 September 17
  35. Mayoral candidates for Hunters Hill NDT 6 Sept 2017
  36. Independence of municipality intact Mayor Richard Quinn TWT 5 Sept 2017
  37. Women feature on a team of diverse candidates TWT 5 Sept 17
  38. Alan Jones AO exposing Liberal’s plan to take over Hunters Hill SHHMC 3 Sept 2017
  39. Ross Williams the stand out candidate for Mayor of Hunters Hill SHHMC 3 Sept 17 
  40. Berejiklian slaps down Upton over council mergers The Australian 2 Sept 2017
  41. NSW Govt refuses to rule out future council mergers SMH 2 Sept 2017
  42. Celebrating the Victory but battle not over yet TWT 30 August 2017
  43. Warning Liberals forced amalgamations policy continues NDT 30 Aug 2017
  44. Emily’s letter Go the INDEPENDENTS and Go HUNTERS HILL TWT 30 August 2017
  45. We’re fighting to protect what you value in Hunters Hill TWT 30 August 2017
  46. Ross Williams Independent Mayoral Launch TWT 23 Aug 2017
  47. Mayor Richard Quinn acknowledges the support of Councillors TWT 23 Aug 2017
  48. Former Mayor steps up with independent team NDT 23 Aug 2017
  49. Ross Williams team launches campaign TWT 23 August 2017
  50. Hunters Hill’s Greatest Victory TWT 16 August 2017
  51. Phil Jenkyn OAM awarded Freedom of Hunters Hill TWT 16 August 2017
  52. Calls for Pittwater to be restored Pittwater Online 30 July 2017
  53. Berejiklian backflip a win for NSW communities SOCC Report 28 July 2017
  54. Alan Jones interviews Premier and others over backdown 2GB 28 July 2017
  55. Council merger of Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde called off NDT 27 July 2017
  56. Government to walk away from council mergers Daily Telegraph 27 July 2017
  57. Ross Williams keen to continue fight as Mayor NDT 26 July 2017
  58. Alison is a true Hunters Hill independent candidate TWT 26 July 2017
  59. Will Mark Bennett be Hunters Hill’s next Mayor TWT 26 July 2017
  60. Hunters Hill to challenge in High Court if Appeal lost TWT 26 July 2017
  61. Call for an Inquiry The Australian 26 July 2017
  62. The battle between Moderates and Conservatives Financial Review 24 July 2017
  63. Liberal powerbrokers Your Time Is Up Daily Telegraph 24 July 2017
  64. Liberal Party votes for pre-selection reform ABC News 23 July 2017
  65. Liberal Party passes motion for plebiscites to select candidates SMH 23 July 2017
  66. Ryde Liberals set to oust sitting mayor NDT 11 July 2017
  67. Ross Williams to run for Hunters Hill Mayor TWT 19 July 2017
  68. Mayor Quinn calls it a day TWT 19 July 2017
  69. Hunters Hill Mayor Richard Quinn not running in council election NDT 19 July 2017
  70. Resolved: Parramatta administrator Amanda Chadwick gives command performance SMH Elizabeth Farrelly 15 July 2017
  71. Potential corruption at State’s largest council SMH Kate McClymont 15 July 2017
  72. Pushing Boundaries Altmedia 12 July 2017
  73. Alan Jones to Gladys Your head is in a noose SMH 13 July 2017 
  74. Gladys would you sign up to the Fitzgerald ethical standards? SMH 11 July 2017 http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/majority-of-federal-mps-refuse-to-sign-up-to-tony-fitzgeralds-ethical-standards-20170710-gx820x.html
  75. Hornsby Council demands return of land lost to amalgamation SMH 10 July 2017 http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/frustrated-hornsby-council-demands-the-return-of-land-lost-to-amalgamation-20170712-gx9vqt.html
  76. Cootamundra MP Katrina Hodgkinson won’t cross the floor on council amalgamations The Daily Advertiser 11 July 2017 http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/4776190/katrina-to-back-party/
  77. Councillors push for certainty as polls loom SMH 11 July 2017 –
  78. Local MPs must support ‘Referendums Bill’ in the Lower House ABC
  79. Gladys orders doorknocking blitz Daily Telegraph 10 July 17
  80. Bill gains support in Upper House – The Armidale Express 29 June 2017
  81. Fred Nile’s call Keep Fighting for Local Democracy TWT 28 June 17
  82. Kross the Floor Katrina Hodgkinson- Twin Town Times 27 June 2017
  83. Hunters Hill Mayor urges legal action against Government- SMH 26 June 2017
  84. Bill To Fix Forced Amalgamations Passes Upper House- Pittwater Online News 25 June 2017
  85. Hunters Hill Poll on Forced Mergers TWT 28 June 17
  86. Hunters Hill ratepayers to vote on forced merger poll TWT 21 June 17
  87. Ryde Liberal councillors divided on approval powers TWT 21 June 17
  88. Councils fork out for forced mergers GovtNews 16 June 17
  89. Hunters Hill and Lane Cove to hold referendums on mergers SMH 12 June 17
  90.  Inherited councils debacle hurts Gladys Daily Telegraph 7 June 17
  91. HUGE RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN TO REINSTATE PITTWATER COUNCIL – Pittwater Online news June 2017 
  92. The last thing Sydney needs is a panel of experts SMH Elizabeth Farrelly 3 June 2017
  93. Hornsby council facing losses due to botched merger SMH 6 June 2017
  94. Hunters Hill welcomes levy deferral TWT 7 June 17
  95. State Govt’s council merger policy remains a mess SMH 5 June 17
  96. Report reveals amalgamated councils under-performing Sunday Telegraph 4 June 17
  97. Govt baulks at stripping councils of approvals SMH 2 June 17
  98. Liberal MP Felicity Wilson changes her story again SMH 2 June 2017
  99. SHHMC Media Release re Panels v2 31 May 2017
  100. Bring Back Pittwater Council 30 May 17
  101. Gladys doubles down on city council mergers North Shore Times 8 May 17
  102. KPMG Report not held by Minister SMH 26 May 17
  103. Baird’s bye bye cost NSW big time Daily Telegraph 29 May 17
  104. Councils set to be stripped of DA powers SMH 30 May 17
  105. Move to strip councils of DA powers slammed SMH 31 May 17
  106. Lane Cove to poll residents on amalgamation fight North Shore Times 17 May 17
  107. SOCC Hunters Hill defers forced merger poll question TWT 24 May 17
  108. SOCC Lane Cove Council to appeal if necessary TWT 24 May 17
  109. SOCC Lane Cove to poll residents on amalgamation fight North Shore Times 17 May 17
  110. SOCC Media Release 12 May 2017 – “Withdraw Now“:
  111. Woollahra’s leave to appeal granted by High Court – ABC News 12 May 17:
  112. Country residents rally against forced council amalgamations – The Armidale Express 13 May 17:
  113. Amendment Bill increases pressure on merged council – Cootamundra Herald 13 May 17:
  114. Administrator accuses Pittwater residents of destabilising merged council Manly Daily 12 May 17
  115. High Court to decide Woollahra’s appeal SMH 12 May 17 
  116. Woollahra to fight council merger in High Court Daily Telegraph 12 May 17
  117. Woollahra wins and Berejiklian is embarrassed David Shoebridge 12 May 17
  118. High Court decision on forced mergers welcomed TWT 17 May 17
  119. Huge rally on forced mergers anniversary TWT 17 May 17
  120. Gundagai residents meet with Berejiklian Cootamundra Herald 5 May 17
  121. Rally to Save Democracy Friday 12 May at Parliament House TWT 10 May 17Woollahra Council set for High Court showdown Govt News 2 May 17
  122. Merger case looking shaky Mosman Daily 4 May 17
  123. SOCC Gladys must apologise or go TWT 3 May 17
  124. SOCC Liberal Endorsements put councils at risk TWT Letters 3 May 17
  125. September council elections threaten to wipe out local Liberals TWT 26 April 17
  126. Government has lost its way TWT Letters 26 April 17
  127. Luke Foley promises to protect our local heritage TWT 26 April 17
  128. Labor calls for inquiry over disqualified Ryde Liberal councillor TWT 26 April 17
  129. By-elections show Liberals on the nose Statewide TWT 19 April 17
  130. Council election result in September could be axed TWT 18 April 17
  131. Brief Summary of Results of By-elections held 8 April 2017
  132. Vicious rumours at heart of Liberal factional warfare SMH 14 April 17
  133. Ministers lose battle over council Liberal candidates SMH 14 April 17
  134. In North Shore uninformed voters may have influenced by-election SMH 13 April 17
  135. Hunters Hill Appeal result months off NDT 12 April 17
  136. Mayor Quinn hopeful in Hunters Hill legal appeal TWT 12 April 17
  137. No Liberal seat is safe after monster swings TWT 12 April 17
  138. Liberal Felicity Wilson hits out at Labor leader Mosman Daily 12 April 17
  139. Councils fighting mergers could face multiple polls SMH 12 April 17
  140. Bishop throws support behind protest Manly Daily 12 April 17
  141. Reply from Buckingham Palace over forced amalgamations Mosman Daily 12 April 17
  142. Manly’s MP elect to get advice on policy decisions Manly Daily 10 April 17
  143. Gladys Berejiklian faces ‘its time’ factor SMH Editorial 10 April 17
  144. A mood for change after by-election swings SMH 9 April 17
  145.  The Liberal Party has taken voters for mugs Daily Telegraph 9 April 17
  146. North Sydney and Manly byelection: Liberals scrape home to retain heartland seats SMH April 9 2017
  147. By-election swings rattle Liberal Party – 7 News April 9 2017
  148. SOCC Media Release By-election Results 9 April 2017 – CO-ALITION WIPE-OUT
  149. NSW Libs survive 25pc swings in Manly, North Shore – Financial Review April 9 2017
  150. Labor claims Gosford as reeling NSW Libs battle in blue-ribbon seats – NewDaily April 9 2017
  151. Voters walk away in droves, but Berejiklian survives – SBS news April 9 2017
  152. NSW by-elections: Liberals caught in downward spiral. The Australian April 9 2017
  153. NSW by-election results show swing to Labor ABC News April 9 2017
  154. NSW by-election: Labor keeps Gosford, as Liberal Party claims Manly and North Shore victory despite swing ABC April 9 2017
  155. North Shore by-election too close to call as Liberal party experiences backlash
    Mosman Daily April 8, 2017
  156. North Shore Liberal candidate Felicity Wilson backtracks on claim about her link to the seat – SMH April 7 2017
  157. North Shore candidate Felicity Wilson says she did not live in electorate for 10 years as claimed – ABC News April 7 2017
  158. Humiliating gaffe just two days before by-elections: Liberal candidate for North Shore, Felicity Wilson, has been badly caught out stretching the truth.7NEWS 6 April 2017
  159. Hunters Hill’s crucial week for survival TWT 5 April 17
  160. North Shore By-election Forums TWT 5 April 17
  161. A VICTORY FOR LOCALISM IN AUSTRALIA: COURT BLOCKS FORCED AMALGAMATION – New Geography 31/3/2017
  162. Liberal candidate Felicity Wilson booed and heckled at North Shore by-election forum – Mosman Daily March 30 2016
  163. Sydney councils heartened by Berejiklian government’s loss in Ku-ring-gai merger decision – SMH March 27 2017
  164. Merger ruling a win for democracy SMH Letters 29 March 17