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

  1. Hunters Hill’s Greatest Victory TWT 16 August 2017
  2. Phil Jenkyn OAM awarded Freedom of Hunters Hill TWT 16 August 2017
  3. Calls for Pittwater to be restored Pittwater Online 30 July 2017
  4. Berejiklian backflip a win for NSW communities SOCC Report 28 July 2017
  5. Alan Jones interviews Premier and others over backdown 2GB 28 July 2017
  6. Council merger of Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde called off NDT 27 July 2017
  7. Government to walk away from council mergers Daily Telegraph 27 July 2017
  8. Ross Williams keen to continue fight as Mayor NDT 26 July 2017
  9. Alison is a true Hunters Hill independent candidate TWT 26 July 2017
  10. Will Mark Bennett be Hunters Hill’s next Mayor TWT 26 July 2017
  11. Hunters Hill to challenge in High Court if Appeal lost TWT 26 July 2017
  12. Call for an Inquiry The Australian 26 July 2017
  13. The battle between Moderates and Conservatives Financial Review 24 July 2017
  14. Liberal powerbrokers Your Time Is Up Daily Telegraph 24 July 2017
  15. Liberal Party votes for pre-selection reform ABC News 23 July 2017
  16. Liberal Party passes motion for plebiscites to select candidates SMH 23 July 2017
  17. Ryde Liberals set to oust sitting mayor NDT 11 July 2017
  18. Ross Williams to run for Hunters Hill Mayor TWT 19 July 2017
  19. Mayor Quinn calls it a day TWT 19 July 2017
  20. Hunters Hill Mayor Richard Quinn not running in council election NDT 19 July 2017
  21. Resolved: Parramatta administrator Amanda Chadwick gives command performance SMH Elizabeth Farrelly 15 July 2017
  22. Potential corruption at State’s largest council SMH Kate McClymont 15 July 2017
  23. Pushing Boundaries Altmedia 12 July 2017
  24. Alan Jones to Gladys Your head is in a noose SMH 13 July 2017 
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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/
  28. Councillors push for certainty as polls loom SMH 11 July 2017 –
  29. Local MPs must support ‘Referendums Bill’ in the Lower House ABC
  30. Gladys orders doorknocking blitz Daily Telegraph 10 July 17
  31. Bill gains support in Upper House – The Armidale Express 29 June 2017
  32. Fred Nile’s call Keep Fighting for Local Democracy TWT 28 June 17
  33. Kross the Floor Katrina Hodgkinson- Twin Town Times 27 June 2017
  34. Hunters Hill Mayor urges legal action against Government- SMH 26 June 2017
  35. Bill To Fix Forced Amalgamations Passes Upper House- Pittwater Online News 25 June 2017
  36. Hunters Hill Poll on Forced Mergers TWT 28 June 17
  37. Hunters Hill ratepayers to vote on forced merger poll TWT 21 June 17
  38. Ryde Liberal councillors divided on approval powers TWT 21 June 17
  39. Councils fork out for forced mergers GovtNews 16 June 17
  40. Hunters Hill and Lane Cove to hold referendums on mergers SMH 12 June 17
  41.  Inherited councils debacle hurts Gladys Daily Telegraph 7 June 17
  42. HUGE RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN TO REINSTATE PITTWATER COUNCIL – Pittwater Online news June 2017 
  43. The last thing Sydney needs is a panel of experts SMH Elizabeth Farrelly 3 June 2017
  44. Hornsby council facing losses due to botched merger SMH 6 June 2017
  45. Hunters Hill welcomes levy deferral TWT 7 June 17
  46. State Govt’s council merger policy remains a mess SMH 5 June 17
  47. Report reveals amalgamated councils under-performing Sunday Telegraph 4 June 17
  48. Govt baulks at stripping councils of approvals SMH 2 June 17
  49. Liberal MP Felicity Wilson changes her story again SMH 2 June 2017
  50. SHHMC Media Release re Panels v2 31 May 2017
  51. Bring Back Pittwater Council 30 May 17
  52. Gladys doubles down on city council mergers North Shore Times 8 May 17
  53. KPMG Report not held by Minister SMH 26 May 17
  54. Baird’s bye bye cost NSW big time Daily Telegraph 29 May 17
  55. Councils set to be stripped of DA powers SMH 30 May 17
  56. Move to strip councils of DA powers slammed SMH 31 May 17
  57. Lane Cove to poll residents on amalgamation fight North Shore Times 17 May 17
  58. SOCC Hunters Hill defers forced merger poll question TWT 24 May 17
  59. SOCC Lane Cove Council to appeal if necessary TWT 24 May 17
  60. SOCC Lane Cove to poll residents on amalgamation fight North Shore Times 17 May 17
  61. SOCC Media Release 12 May 2017 – “Withdraw Now“:
  62. Woollahra’s leave to appeal granted by High Court – ABC News 12 May 17:
  63. Country residents rally against forced council amalgamations – The Armidale Express 13 May 17:
  64. Amendment Bill increases pressure on merged council – Cootamundra Herald 13 May 17:
  65. Administrator accuses Pittwater residents of destabilising merged council Manly Daily 12 May 17
  66. High Court to decide Woollahra’s appeal SMH 12 May 17 
  67. Woollahra to fight council merger in High Court Daily Telegraph 12 May 17
  68. Woollahra wins and Berejiklian is embarrassed David Shoebridge 12 May 17
  69. High Court decision on forced mergers welcomed TWT 17 May 17
  70. Huge rally on forced mergers anniversary TWT 17 May 17
  71. Gundagai residents meet with Berejiklian Cootamundra Herald 5 May 17
  72. 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
  73. Merger case looking shaky Mosman Daily 4 May 17
  74. SOCC Gladys must apologise or go TWT 3 May 17
  75. SOCC Liberal Endorsements put councils at risk TWT Letters 3 May 17
  76. September council elections threaten to wipe out local Liberals TWT 26 April 17
  77. Government has lost its way TWT Letters 26 April 17
  78. Luke Foley promises to protect our local heritage TWT 26 April 17
  79. Labor calls for inquiry over disqualified Ryde Liberal councillor TWT 26 April 17
  80. By-elections show Liberals on the nose Statewide TWT 19 April 17
  81. Council election result in September could be axed TWT 18 April 17
  82. Brief Summary of Results of By-elections held 8 April 2017
  83. Vicious rumours at heart of Liberal factional warfare SMH 14 April 17
  84. Ministers lose battle over council Liberal candidates SMH 14 April 17
  85. In North Shore uninformed voters may have influenced by-election SMH 13 April 17
  86. Hunters Hill Appeal result months off NDT 12 April 17
  87. Mayor Quinn hopeful in Hunters Hill legal appeal TWT 12 April 17
  88. No Liberal seat is safe after monster swings TWT 12 April 17
  89. Liberal Felicity Wilson hits out at Labor leader Mosman Daily 12 April 17
  90. Councils fighting mergers could face multiple polls SMH 12 April 17
  91. Bishop throws support behind protest Manly Daily 12 April 17
  92. Reply from Buckingham Palace over forced amalgamations Mosman Daily 12 April 17
  93. Manly’s MP elect to get advice on policy decisions Manly Daily 10 April 17
  94. Gladys Berejiklian faces ‘its time’ factor SMH Editorial 10 April 17
  95. A mood for change after by-election swings SMH 9 April 17
  96.  The Liberal Party has taken voters for mugs Daily Telegraph 9 April 17
  97. North Sydney and Manly byelection: Liberals scrape home to retain heartland seats SMH April 9 2017
  98. By-election swings rattle Liberal Party – 7 News April 9 2017
  99. SOCC Media Release By-election Results 9 April 2017 – CO-ALITION WIPE-OUT
  100. NSW Libs survive 25pc swings in Manly, North Shore – Financial Review April 9 2017
  101. Labor claims Gosford as reeling NSW Libs battle in blue-ribbon seats – NewDaily April 9 2017
  102. Voters walk away in droves, but Berejiklian survives – SBS news April 9 2017
  103. NSW by-elections: Liberals caught in downward spiral. The Australian April 9 2017
  104. NSW by-election results show swing to Labor ABC News April 9 2017
  105. NSW by-election: Labor keeps Gosford, as Liberal Party claims Manly and North Shore victory despite swing ABC April 9 2017
  106. North Shore by-election too close to call as Liberal party experiences backlash
    Mosman Daily April 8, 2017
  107. North Shore Liberal candidate Felicity Wilson backtracks on claim about her link to the seat – SMH April 7 2017
  108. North Shore candidate Felicity Wilson says she did not live in electorate for 10 years as claimed – ABC News April 7 2017
  109. 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
  110. Hunters Hill’s crucial week for survival TWT 5 April 17
  111. North Shore By-election Forums TWT 5 April 17
  112. A VICTORY FOR LOCALISM IN AUSTRALIA: COURT BLOCKS FORCED AMALGAMATION – New Geography 31/3/2017
  113. Liberal candidate Felicity Wilson booed and heckled at North Shore by-election forum – Mosman Daily March 30 2016
  114. Sydney councils heartened by Berejiklian government’s loss in Ku-ring-gai merger decision – SMH March 27 2017
  115. Merger ruling a win for democracy SMH Letters 29 March 17