1. Tributes to Hunters Hill GM v2 Barry Smith 18 April 2018
  2. Tributes to Hunters Hill GM Barry Smith on his retirement 18 April 18
  3. Liberal MP crosses the floor over business case SMH 12 April 2018
  4. The curse of the NSW Liberal government Opinion Mason-Cox SMH 11 April 18
  5. Former Mayors pay tribute to retiring GM TWT 18 April 2018
  6. Hunters Hill General Manager to retire NDT 18 April 2018
  7. Hunters Hill GM Barry Smith calls it a day TWT 11 April 2018
  8. Sydney community groups unite to fight overdevelopment Guardian 12 April 18
  9. Gladys voters want the homework done first SMH 30 March 2018
  10. Unplanned growth must stop now Dick Smith SMH 28 March 2018
  11. Fair go Aussie ethos hit for six – Ross Gittens SMH 28 March 18
  12. The toxic wait continues for Hunters Hill NDT 28 March 18
  13. Greatest over-development threat is the State Government TWT 28 March 18
  14. Hunters Hill Local Panel holds inaugural meeting TWT 22 March 2018
  15. Community against mandatory Local Panels 21 March 18
  16. TWT banned from contamination information session! 21 March 2018
  17. Stadiums business cases to be released to Upper House The Australian 15 March 18
  18. Its IHAP day and ashes for Blacktown GovtNews 1 March 2018
  19. Western Sydney ROC slams IHAPs – 28 Feb 2018
  20. Local MPs promises rubbished at packed meeting TWT 28 Feb 18
  21. Hunters Hill appoints heritage defenders to Panel TWT 28 Feb 18
  22. Govt should rethink mandatory IHAPS LGNSW 23 Feb 2018
  23. Councils planning decision powers go 1 March SMH 20 Feb 2018
  24. Roberts pledges to clean up contaminated site TWT 21 Feb 18
  25. Hunters Hill residents wary of Govt over contamination ABC News 21 Feb 18
  26. Hunters Hill contamination hits land values AFR 21 Feb 18
  27. Govt website on Hunters Hill contaminated site Property NSW 21 Feb 18
  28. Pittwater residents support Tumbarumba demerger Pittwater Online 19 Feb 18
  29. Tumbarumba amalgamation protests intensify GovtNews 19 Feb 2018
  30. URGENT Public Meeting Tues 20 Feb Town Hall Contaminated site
  31. Tumbarumba comes to the city to get its council back SOCC 16 Feb 2018
  32. Alan Jones is on the Tumbarumba case SOCC 16 Feb 2018
  33. Save Tumbarumba Media Alert 14 Feb 2018
  34. NSW Liberal Party still an ‘insiders club’ ABC News Video 10 Feb 2018
  35. Factional warfare continues in NSW Liberal Party SMH 10 Feb 2018
  36. NSW Govt continues attack on local democracy SOCC 1 Feb 2018
  37. Hunters Hill extraordinary council meeting re planning panels TWT 31 Jan 18
  38. Community demands democracy for local planning decisions TWT 24 Jan 2018
  39. Berejiklian’s report card after one year as Premier ABC News 23 Jan 2018
  40. Glady’s tumultuous year AAP 23 Jan 2018
  41. Political donations buy access and influence SMH 21 Jan 2018
  42. NSW right-wing Liberals hit back at Ruddock ‘unity ticket’ SMH 19 Jan 2018
  43. Planning Minister Roberts launches pro-developer group The Australian 17 Jan 18
  44. The Nimby zones where developers tread warily SMH 16 Jan 2018
  45. Berejiklian Govt’s renewed attack on Local Democracy over Local Panels 17 Jan 18
  46. Too many councillors slows the process of DA approvals SMH 16 Jan 2018
  47. Roberts restore local democracy now or resign SHHMC 14 Jan 2018
  48. Forced Amalgamation – didn’t listen & wouldn’t listen SOCC 14 Jan 2018
  49. Gladys, you got it wrong – we want our councils back! SOCC 12 Jan 2018
  50. Amalgamation issue just won’t go away Govt News 9 Jan 2018
  51. We did it for the developers – Gladys Berejiklian speech 9 Nov 2017
  52. Communities declare war on Govt – Phil Jenkyn speech 19 Oct 2017
  53. We should have listened – Gladys Berejiklian speech 27 July 2017
  54. Bully Boy Baird – Jeff Morris speech 5 Feb 2017
  55. Baird the Teenage Vandal – Cheryl Szatow speech 25 May 2016
  56. We will win this battle – Phil Jenkyn speech 23 Feb 2016
  57. A Merry Christmas from Hunters Hill Council TWT 19 Dec 2017
  58. Hunters Hill under attack again with Local Planning Panels TWT 13 Dec 17
  59. Labor grabs power as Local Govt Conference blasts forced mergers TWT 13 Dec 17
  60. Councils chief pushes for recognition SMH 12 Dec 2017
  61. New era for Local Government says LGNSW President Linda Scott 12 Dec 2017
  62. Ministers clash over Sydney development push SMH 11 Dec 2017
  63. SOCC Overview of LGNSW Conference 11 Dec 2017
  64. A wrap up of the Local Govt Conference The Beagle 7 Dec 2017
  65. SOCC President’s Report – A Successful Year AGM 2017
  66. A wrap up on council amalgamations Phil Jenkyn interview 2RRR 6 Dec 2017
  67. Barilaro confronted at LG Conference SMH 6 Dec 2017
  68. Community wants local decisions made locally LGNSW 6 Dec 2017
  69. Discover Hunters Hill has a new, dedicated team TWT 6 Dec 2017
  70. Rising panic in NSW Berejiklian-Barilaro Coalition SMH 1 Dec 2017
  71. IHAP changes slammed by local councils Daily Telegraph 30 Nov 2017
  72. Local Govt association strongly opposes mandatory local panels 25 Nov 2017
  73. Hills Mayor opposes IHAPs for good reasons HtoH 25 Nov 2017
  74. Western Sydney Mayors oppose IHAP laws Penrith Gazette 24 Nov 2017
  75. Priority precincts criticised SMH 22 Nov 2017
  76. Scrutiny on costs of mandatory IHAPs SMH 21 Nov 2017
  77. Govt moving planning decisions from councils to IHAPs SMH 21 Nov 2017
  78. What you need to know about the Planning Bill David Shoebridge 16 Nov 17
  79. Council amalgamations in NSW a flawed process Auspublaw 13 Nov 17
  80. Good design or less red tape SMH 14 Nov 2017
  81. Gaps in overhaul of Planning legislation SMH 14 Nov 2017
  82. Baird just a poor banker SMH 14 Nov 2017
  83. Baird’s top public servant replaced by Gladys Daily Telegraph 13 Nov 2017
  84. Bye Bye Gladys Sydney Institute 9 Nov 2017
  85. Plan for Sydney a race to blandsville Elizabeth Farrelly SMH 4 Nov 17
  86. The politics of urban density SMH 4 Nov 2017
  87. $4.5 million spent on Govt ads to convince MPs over mergers SMH 3 Nov 17
  88. Calls for a plebiscite to unwind Inner West Council Daily Telegraph 25 Oct 17
  89. Mayor warns compulsory planning panels are undemocratic TWT 24 Oct 2017
  90. Bernardi’s Conservatives a worry for the Nats in NSW 26 Oct 2017
  91. Hunters Hill Council to consider webcast NDT 26 Oct 17
  92. NSW Government defeats Bill that would stop forced mergers TWT 24 Oct 17
  93. SOCC Supports Pittwater Rally – Get this Government Out! 22 Oct 2017
  94. NSW Govt declares war on communities SOCC media conference videos 19 Oct 17
  95. Norther Beaches MP Stokes votes against Democracy Pittwater Online 22 Oct 17
  96. SOCC Media Release Berejiklian Govt declares war on communities 20 Oct 17
  97. Berejiklian government votes down Plebiscite Bill The Land 20 Oct 17
  98. Hunters Hill’s war on planning panels TWT 18 Oct 2017
  99. Anthony Roberts rejects Hunters Hill’s claims TWT 18 Oct 2017
  100. Government’s forced amalgamation policy continues TWT Phil Jenkyn 18 Oct 17
  101. TV Coverage of Cootamundra and Murray By-elections 17 Oct 2017
  102. Bruising clashes rock Coalition in By-elections Daily Telegraph 15 Oct 17
  103. Nationals bloodletting begins over by-election disaster Daily Telegraph 15 Oct 17
  104. Labor claims momentum in NSW after By-election results SMH 15 Oct 2017
  105. Liberals hit the panic button The Australian 15 Oct 2017
  106. Local Planning Panels will ruin Hunters Hill NDT 13 Oct 2017
  107. Berijiklian in need of a refresh SMH 13 Oct 2017
  108. Hunters Hill faces a new fight over Planning Panels TWT 11 Oct 2017
  109. Hunters Hill’s character at risk with Local Planning Panels NDT 11 Oct 2017
  110. Byelection sets Nationals candidate on course to end national park SMH 8 Oct 17
  111. Think mergers won’t affect you – Think Again Border Mail 6 Oct 17
  112. Forced Amalgamations don’t stack up financially Armidale Express 5 Oct 2017
  113. libs left to defuse Baird’s timebombs The Australian 3 Oct 17
  114. NSW Nationals leader Barilaro trust me or boot us out Sunday Telegraph 1 Oct 17
  115. The catastrophe of Sydney’s priority precincts SMH 30 Sept 2017
  116. National Party President runs lobbying firm SMH 30 Sept 2017
  117. Time for NSW Govt to get real about political donations SMH 28 Sept 2017
  118. Labor, Greens and Independents control councils SMH 27 Sept 2017
  119. Ross Williams elected Hunters Hill Deputy Mayor NDT 27 Sept 2017
  120. Hunters Hill one of the top lifestyle suburbs in NSW NDT 27 Sept 2017
  121. Dawn of a New Era – Independents Sweep to Power TWT 27 Sept 2017
  122. Independents rule roost in Lane Cove TWT 27 Sept 2017
  123. Mark Bennett to lead Hunters Hill Council NDT 20 Sept 2017
  124. Election results for Hunters Hill and surrounding councils TWT 20 Sept 2017
  125. Independent Mark Bennett wins mayoral race in Hunters Hill SMH 13 Sept 2017
  126. A huge win for the Independents and for Independence SHHMC 13 Sept 17 
  127. Independents and Labor celebrate – Hunters Hill, Ryde, Lane Cove TWT 13 Sept 17
  128. Liberals facing a backlash over council mergers SMH 11 Sept 2017
  129. Ministers, the lobbyist and the controversial Ryde development SMH 11 Sept 17
  130. Forced mergers and overdevelopment cost Liberals in elections SMH 10 Sept 17
  131. Hunters Hill Council Election Results First Count 9 Sept 2017
  132. Alan Jones Show Maryann Beregi and Phil Jenkyn on council elections 7 Sept 17
  133. SOCC Survey Results Hunters Hill Candidates 7 Sept 2017
  134. Ross Williams Outstanding Candidate for Hunters Hill Mayor 6 Sept 2017
  135. Carrying forward a torch to protect Hunters Hill TWT 6 Sept 2017
  136. Letters to Editor Clr Peter Astridge and James Kearney TWT 6 Sept 17
  137. Ross Williams to stop Hunters Hill street tree pruning lunacy TWT 6 September 17
  138. Mayoral candidates for Hunters Hill NDT 6 Sept 2017
  139. Independence of municipality intact Mayor Richard Quinn TWT 5 Sept 2017
  140. Women feature on a team of diverse candidates TWT 5 Sept 17
  141. Alan Jones AO exposing Liberal’s plan to take over Hunters Hill SHHMC 3 Sept 2017
  142. Ross Williams the stand out candidate for Mayor of Hunters Hill SHHMC 3 Sept 17 
  143. Berejiklian slaps down Upton over council mergers The Australian 2 Sept 2017
  144. NSW Govt refuses to rule out future council mergers SMH 2 Sept 2017
  145. Hunters Hill Celebrates ‘Our Greatest Victory’ at Deckhouse SHHMC 28 Aug 17
  146. Celebrating the Victory but battle not over yet TWT 30 August 2017
  147. Warning Liberals forced amalgamations policy continues NDT 30 Aug 2017
  148. Emily’s letter Go the INDEPENDENTS and Go HUNTERS HILL TWT 30 August 2017
  149. We’re fighting to protect what you value in Hunters Hill TWT 30 August 2017
  150. Ross Williams Independent Mayoral Launch TWT 23 Aug 2017
  151. Mayor Richard Quinn acknowledges the support of Councillors TWT 23 Aug 2017
  152. Former Mayor steps up with independent team NDT 23 Aug 2017
  153. Ross Williams team launches campaign TWT 23 August 2017
  154. Hunters Hill’s Greatest Victory TWT 16 August 2017
  155. Phil Jenkyn OAM awarded Freedom of Hunters Hill TWT 16 August 2017
  156. Planning Panels Bill Further Diminishes Local Democracy 11 Aug 17
  157. Corruption concerns over IHAPs TheFifthEstate 9 August 2017
  158. Liberals backdoor merger talk SMH 8 Aug 2017
  159. Minister Roberts declares councils will lose DA powers SMH 8 Aug 2017
  160. Hunters Hill Mayor opening Moocooboola Festival 6 Aug 2017
  161. Extracts from Hansard re Referendums Bill 3 Aug 17
  162. Alan Jones talks to Phil Jenkyn and Glen Moore 3 Aug 2017
  163. People Power Bill before Parliament Thursday 3 August TWT 2 Aug 2017
  164. Liberal Party’s intention to resurrect a merger? NDT Editorial 2 Aug 2017
  165. Death to merger celebrated NDT 2 Aug 2017
  166. Hunters Hill’s historic win for local democracy TWT 2 Aug 2017
  167. Hunters Hill and Lane Cove win legal battle TWT 2 Aug 2017
  168. Court ruling a victory for grassroots democracy TWT 2 Aug 2017
  169. Premier cancels 14 council mergers TWT 2 Aug 2017
  170. People Power Forces Gladys Backflip TWT 2 August 2017
  171. People Power Hunters Hill Council Saved! TWT 2 Aug 2017
  172. Hunters Hill Council Media Release 1 August 2017
  173. Calls for Pittwater to be restored Pittwater Online 30 July 2017
  174. Foley pledges to de-merge councils Daily Telegraph 29 July 2017
  175. City forced amalgamations scrapped after Govt backflip SOCC 27 July 2017
  176. Berejiklian backflip a win for NSW communities SOCC Report 28 July 2017
  177. Alan Jones interviews Premier and others over backdown 2GB 28 July 2017
  178. Letter from Minister not proceeding with Hunters Hill merger 27 July 2017
  179. Council merger of Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde called off NDT 27 July 2017
  180. Plan to merge Sydney councils abandoned The Guardian 27 July 2017
  181. ABC TV NEWS Premier scraps forced council mergers 27 July 2017
  182. Govt abandons remaining council amalgamations SMH 27 July 17
  183. Mayors fight for costs after Govt’s merger backflip ABC News 27 July 2017
  184. Government to walk away from council mergers Daily Telegraph 27 July 2017
  185. Berejiklian Backflip Media Conference video 30 min 7 News 27 July 2017
  186. Ross Williams keen to continue fight as Mayor NDT 26 July 2017
  187. Alison is a true Hunters Hill independent candidate TWT 26 July 2017
  188. Will Mark Bennett be Hunters Hill’s next Mayor TWT 26 July 2017
  189. Hunters Hill to challenge in High Court if Appeal lost TWT 26 July 2017
  190. Call for an Inquiry The Australian 26 July 2017
  191. The battle between Moderates and Conservatives Financial Review 24 July 2017
  192. Liberal powerbrokers Your Time Is Up Daily Telegraph 24 July 2017
  193. Liberal Party votes for pre-selection reform ABC News 23 July 2017
  194. Liberal Party passes motion for plebiscites to select candidates SMH 23 July 2017
  195. Ryde Liberals set to oust sitting mayor NDT 11 July 2017
  196. Ross Williams to run for Hunters Hill Mayor TWT 19 July 2017
  197. Mayor Quinn calls it a day TWT 19 July 2017
  198. Hunters Hill Mayor Richard Quinn not running in council election NDT 19 July 2017
  199. Resolved: Parramatta administrator Amanda Chadwick gives command performance SMH Elizabeth Farrelly 15 July 2017
  200. Potential corruption at State’s largest council SMH Kate McClymont 15 July 2017
  201. Pushing Boundaries Altmedia 12 July 2017
  202. Alan Jones to Gladys Your head is in a noose SMH 13 July 2017 
  203. 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
  204. 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
  205. 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/
  206. Councillors push for certainty as polls loom SMH 11 July 2017 –
  207. Local MPs must support ‘Referendums Bill’ in the Lower House ABC
  208. Gladys orders doorknocking blitz Daily Telegraph 10 July 17
  209. Bill gains support in Upper House – The Armidale Express 29 June 2017
  210. Fred Nile’s call Keep Fighting for Local Democracy TWT 28 June 17
  211. Kross the Floor Katrina Hodgkinson- Twin Town Times 27 June 2017
  212. Hunters Hill Mayor urges legal action against Government- SMH 26 June 2017
  213. Bill To Fix Forced Amalgamations Passes Upper House- Pittwater Online News 25 June 2017
  214. Hunters Hill Poll on Forced Mergers TWT 28 June 17
  215. Hunters Hill ratepayers to vote on forced merger poll TWT 21 June 17
  216. Ryde Liberal councillors divided on approval powers TWT 21 June 17
  217. Councils fork out for forced mergers GovtNews 16 June 17
  218. Hunters Hill and Lane Cove to hold referendums on mergers SMH 12 June 17
  219.  Inherited councils debacle hurts Gladys Daily Telegraph 7 June 17
  220. HUGE RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN TO REINSTATE PITTWATER COUNCIL – Pittwater Online news June 2017 
  221. The last thing Sydney needs is a panel of experts SMH Elizabeth Farrelly 3 June 2017
  222. Hornsby council facing losses due to botched merger SMH 6 June 2017
  223. Hunters Hill welcomes levy deferral TWT 7 June 17
  224. State Govt’s council merger policy remains a mess SMH 5 June 17
  225. Report reveals amalgamated councils under-performing Sunday Telegraph 4 June 17
  226. Govt baulks at stripping councils of approvals SMH 2 June 17
  227. Liberal MP Felicity Wilson changes her story again SMH 2 June 2017
  228. SHHMC Media Release re Panels v2 31 May 2017
  229. Bring Back Pittwater Council 30 May 17
  230. Gladys doubles down on city council mergers North Shore Times 8 May 17
  231. KPMG Report not held by Minister SMH 26 May 17
  232. Baird’s bye bye cost NSW big time Daily Telegraph 29 May 17
  233. Councils set to be stripped of DA powers SMH 30 May 17
  234. Move to strip councils of DA powers slammed SMH 31 May 17
  235. Lane Cove to poll residents on amalgamation fight North Shore Times 17 May 17
  236. SOCC Hunters Hill defers forced merger poll question TWT 24 May 17
  237. SOCC Lane Cove Council to appeal if necessary TWT 24 May 17
  238. SOCC Lane Cove to poll residents on amalgamation fight North Shore Times 17 May 17
  239. SOCC Media Release 12 May 2017 – “Withdraw Now“:
  240. Woollahra’s leave to appeal granted by High Court – ABC News 12 May 17:
  241. Country residents rally against forced council amalgamations – The Armidale Express 13 May 17:
  242. Amendment Bill increases pressure on merged council – Cootamundra Herald 13 May 17:
  243. Administrator accuses Pittwater residents of destabilising merged council Manly Daily 12 May 17
  244. High Court to decide Woollahra’s appeal SMH 12 May 17 
  245. Woollahra to fight council merger in High Court Daily Telegraph 12 May 17
  246. Woollahra wins and Berejiklian is embarrassed David Shoebridge 12 May 17
  247. High Court decision on forced mergers welcomed TWT 17 May 17
  248. Huge rally on forced mergers anniversary TWT 17 May 17
  249. Gundagai residents meet with Berejiklian Cootamundra Herald 5 May 17
  250. 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
  251. Merger case looking shaky Mosman Daily 4 May 17
  252. SOCC Gladys must apologise or go TWT 3 May 17
  253. SOCC Liberal Endorsements put councils at risk TWT Letters 3 May 17
  254. September council elections threaten to wipe out local Liberals TWT 26 April 17
  255. Government has lost its way TWT Letters 26 April 17
  256. Luke Foley promises to protect our local heritage TWT 26 April 17
  257. Labor calls for inquiry over disqualified Ryde Liberal councillor TWT 26 April 17
  258. By-elections show Liberals on the nose Statewide TWT 19 April 17
  259. Council election result in September could be axed TWT 18 April 17
  260. Brief Summary of Results of By-elections held 8 April 2017
  261. Vicious rumours at heart of Liberal factional warfare SMH 14 April 17
  262. Ministers lose battle over council Liberal candidates SMH 14 April 17
  263. In North Shore uninformed voters may have influenced by-election SMH 13 April 17
  264. Hunters Hill Appeal result months off NDT 12 April 17
  265. Mayor Quinn hopeful in Hunters Hill legal appeal TWT 12 April 17
  266. No Liberal seat is safe after monster swings TWT 12 April 17
  267. Liberal Felicity Wilson hits out at Labor leader Mosman Daily 12 April 17
  268. Councils fighting mergers could face multiple polls SMH 12 April 17
  269. Bishop throws support behind protest Manly Daily 12 April 17
  270. Reply from Buckingham Palace over forced amalgamations Mosman Daily 12 April 17
  271. Manly’s MP elect to get advice on policy decisions Manly Daily 10 April 17
  272. Gladys Berejiklian faces ‘its time’ factor SMH Editorial 10 April 17
  273. A mood for change after by-election swings SMH 9 April 17
  274.  The Liberal Party has taken voters for mugs Daily Telegraph 9 April 17
  275. North Sydney and Manly byelection: Liberals scrape home to retain heartland seats SMH April 9 2017
  276. By-election swings rattle Liberal Party – 7 News April 9 2017
  277. SOCC Media Release By-election Results 9 April 2017 – CO-ALITION WIPE-OUT
  278. NSW Libs survive 25pc swings in Manly, North Shore – Financial Review April 9 2017
  279. Labor claims Gosford as reeling NSW Libs battle in blue-ribbon seats – NewDaily April 9 2017
  280. Voters walk away in droves, but Berejiklian survives – SBS news April 9 2017
  281. NSW by-elections: Liberals caught in downward spiral. The Australian April 9 2017
  282. NSW by-election results show swing to Labor ABC News April 9 2017
  283. NSW by-election: Labor keeps Gosford, as Liberal Party claims Manly and North Shore victory despite swing ABC April 9 2017
  284. North Shore by-election too close to call as Liberal party experiences backlash
    Mosman Daily April 8, 2017
  285. North Shore Liberal candidate Felicity Wilson backtracks on claim about her link to the seat – SMH April 7 2017
  286. North Shore candidate Felicity Wilson says she did not live in electorate for 10 years as claimed – ABC News April 7 2017
  287. 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
  288. Hunters Hill’s crucial week for survival TWT 5 April 17
  289. North Shore By-election Forums TWT 5 April 17
  290. A VICTORY FOR LOCALISM IN AUSTRALIA: COURT BLOCKS FORCED AMALGAMATION – New Geography 31/3/2017
  291. Liberal candidate Felicity Wilson booed and heckled at North Shore by-election forum – Mosman Daily March 30 2016
  292. Sydney councils heartened by Berejiklian government’s loss in Ku-ring-gai merger decision – SMH March 27 2017
  293. Merger ruling a win for democracy SMH Letters 29 March 17