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Perth City Council gets a shakeup in local government elections

Perth City Council gets a shakeup in local government elections

The make-up of the City of Perth Council has been dramatically changed after yesterday’s local government elections. As votes were counted last night two incumbent councilors closely aligned with Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi were way behind in the counting. Long standing councilor Judy McEvoy’s time on the council seems certain to come to an end, […]

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Noosa shire council voices support for marriage equality

Noosa shire council voices support for marriage equality

The Equality Campaign has welcomed the decision by the Noosa Shire Council to support marriage equality. The Noosa Council motion called on “the Federal Parliament to treat with dignity and respect all member of the community regardless of gender or sexuality by supporting changes to the Marriage Act to achieve marriage equality for same sex couples”. The […]

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SAT judgement: Lisa Scaffidi breached local government act

SAT judgement: Lisa Scaffidi breached local government act

The State Administrative Tribunal has ruled that Perth’s Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi, breached the Local Government Act by not declaring travel and gifts. The tribunal found that the Lord Mayor had committed 45 serious breaches of the Local Government Act by failing to disclose travel and gifts, including a trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics […]

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Bayswater council to consider support for marriage equality

Bayswater council to consider support for marriage equality

Bayswater council will consider a motion to voice support for marriage equality at a council meeting this week. Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling for the council to voice support for marriage equality irrespective of sex or gender identity. The motion also calls on the council to acknowledge that civil marriage makes […]

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Local Government Association members support marriage equality

Local Government Association members support marriage equality

The Australian Local Government Association have passed a motion at their annual conference in support of marriage equality with a strong majority at their National General Assembly. The association is the national voice of local government, representing 560 councils across our nation. The motion read; “That this National General Assembly call on the Federal Government to treat with […]

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City of Stirling councilor apologises for Orlando shooting comments

Rod Willox AM JP, a councilor at the City of Stirling has apologised for making a joke about the Orlando shooting at a council meeting earlier this week. At Tuesday night’s council meeting the City of Stirling leaders voted on a motion to allow council CEO Stuart Jardine to attend a conference in the Kansas […]

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