Senate debates

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Local Government

10:33 am

Photo of George CampbellGeorge Campbell (NSW, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Lundy, I move:

That the Senate—
the stated opposition of Federal Labor leader Mr Kevin Rudd to forced local government amalgamations in Queensland,
Mr Rudd’s stated view that increased cooperation, including common purchase practices, can achieve improved efficiencies at a local government level, and
Mr Rudd’s stated support on 17 May 2007 for local ballots ahead of any proposed non-voluntary local government amalgamation; and
welcomes the support of the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) for Mr Rudd’s position on local democracy.

Question put.


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