Alan Jones talks to the North Sydney councillor about a challenge to the result in the North Shore by-election
7News 7 April 2017: Polls Open in Biggest Electoral test for Gladys Berejiklian Premiership: Just hours before polls open in her biggest electoral test since becoming Premier Gladys Berejiklian has defended the integrity of one of her by-election contenders. This is despite fresh revelations today about just how truthful North Shore candidate Felicity Wilson was about her connection to the area. https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/34951726/polls-to-open-in-biggest-electoral-test-in-gladys-berejiklian-premiership/#page1
Alan Jones talks to Save Our Councils spokesman Phil Jenkyn ahead of by-elections this weekend
ABC News 7 April 2017: Felicity Wilson refuses to talk to ABC reporter
North Shore candidate Felicity Wilson refuses to talk to state political reporter Brigid Glanville about allegations she wrongly claimed to have lived in the electorate for 10 years. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-07/felicity-wilson-refuses-to-talk-to-abc-reporter/8424162
7NEWS 6 April 2017 – Humiliating gaffe just two days before by-elections: Liberal candidate for North Shore, Felicity Wilson, has been badly caught out stretching the truth.
Alan Jones AO 2GB Radio and Carolyn Corrigan March 31st 2017
9 News March 29 2017 – NorthShore Liberal Candidate Felicity Wilson – Booed at Candidates Forum – : http://www.news.com.au/video/id-pzeDFrYTE68lSJX56KsOc32RZjVPOVh4/North-Shore-byelection-forum
KURINGGAI COUNCIL WINS COURT CASE AGAINST FORCED MERGER MARCH 27 2017
Ten News 27 March 2017 COURT KNOCKS BACK AMALGAMATIONS “The people have won this battle. Now what the Government has to do is back off!
ABC News Sydney 27 March 2017 7pm – Great victory in the courts for local democracy!
9 News March 28 2017 – OBERON CELEBRATES DEMOCRACY DAY: Oberon has celebrated its independence and the survival of its Council with its first ever “Democracy Day.” https://www.facebook.com/9NewsCentralWest/videos/144361162757840/
Independent Carolyn Corrigan has announced she is standing as a candidate for the seat of North Shore in the State by-election on 8 April. Carolyn is a councillor and former Deputy Mayor Mosman Council and until recently President of Save Our Councils Coalition. She is a strong opponent to the State Government’s forced council amalgamation policy.
DE-AMALGAMATION RALLY OUTSIDE JOHN BARILAROs OFFICE QUEANBEYAN – Feb 10 2016
Hundreds of anti-council merger protesters came in busloads from all across NSW to deliver a message to Deputy Premier and leader of the Nationals – John Barilaro.
“WE WANT OUT HEAR US SHOUT”
SOCC RALLY TO END FORCED MERGERS: FEB 5th 2017 – Held Outside the NorthShore Electorate Office Neutral Bay.
7 NEWS – NEW PREMIER GIVES PROTESTORS NEW OPPORTUNITY TO OVERTURN FORCED MERGERS – SOCC Protest rally outside Jillian Skinners Office Feb 5 2017
VIDEO EXCERPTS FROM RALLY HERE:
EXCERT 1 – Carolyn Corrigan, President of SOCC (2 mins) – “We all believe in Local Democracy”.
“We want all the mergers to stop immediately”. “We want the #StitchUp to be ripped up!”
EXCERPT 3 – David Shoebridge (The Greens) (2 mins)- announcing that The greens and Other parties in the Upper House (Labor, Shooters Farmers and Fishers Party an Fred Nile) – Offer to work with the Government through legislation to withdraw all forced mergers and restore the original councils. This could be done quickly and effectively and would receive full upper house support.
EXCERPT 9 – Jeff Morris, Councillor and past Deputy Mayor , North Sydney Council – “When Mike Baird embarked on his vicious and unscrupulous attack on Local Gvt & local Communities, where were the local Liberal & National MPs?”
“The message to Gladys is that the next place that you are going to get hurt is in the by-election of North Shore”.
EXCERPT 11 – Jacquie Tuck (SOCC) bringing messages from Regional and Rural Communities against forced mergers.
FULL VIDEO OF RALLY HERE – Including Messages from All Upper House Representatives (except LIB / Nat) – Including Peter Primrose (Labor), David Shoebridge (Greens), Fred Nile (Christian Democrats) and Robert Borsak (Shooters Fishers and farmers Party), and Representatives of Local Councils in North Sydney Electorate – Jeff Morris (North Sydney Council) and Mayor Peter Abelson, Mayor of Mosman, and messages from Regional and Rural Communities against forced mergers.
1: Alan Jones breakfast show Jan 24 2017 – Premier Gladys Berejiklian takes calls:
For Phil Jenkyn Save Our Councils Coalition talking to the new Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian about the key issue of forced council amalgamations – see 13:14 – 15:05.
- 2GB RADIO 23 JAN 2017 – GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND RAY PRICE
For forced council amalgamations – see 04:54 – 05:50
- ABC 702 RADIO 23 JAN 2017 – GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN AND RICHARD GLOVER
For forced council amalgamations – see 02:52 – 04:36 and 08:10 – 09:00
WE WANT OUR COUNCILS BACK – SOCC RALLY JAN 22 2017
THE PEOPLE SPEAK – WE WANT OUR COUNCILS BACK – JAN 22 2017
RadioActive Interview with Phil Jenkyn Jan 25th 2017 – Reports on resignation of Premier Mike Baird
ABC News Radio: New Premier must withdraw ALL proposed forced mergers. Jan 20 2016
ABC News 19 Jan 17 – Mike Baird resigns:
MIKE BAIRD RESIGNS AS NSW PREMIER JAN 19 2016
ABC News 19 Jan 17 – Mike Baird resigns:
Baird’s resignation 7 News 19 Jan 17
Baird believes he is right 19 Jan 17
Quentin Dempster on Baird 19 Jan 17
Brigid Glanville on Baird 19 Jan 17
Baird failed to listen to the community 19 Jan 17
Highs and lows of a political career 19 Jan 17
Deputy Premier not told 19 Jan 17
Government needs to make changes 19 Jan 17
Manly now in doubt