Thursday, 9 August 2007
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.