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They are trying to swamp your vote

posted 13 Aug 2014, 03:11 by Friends of Erskineville   [ updated 13 Aug 2014, 21:34 ]
NSW Govt's Bad Plan for Sydney: 1 vote ≠ 1 value
 
Tell the Premier it’s not on by supporting our open letter

 
Mike Baird says Sydney’s 80,000 businesses should get 2 votes each at the next City of Sydney election.
 
The Premier wants Sydney to go the way of Melbourne.
 
He’s got it wrong.  And here’s 3 reasons why:
 
1.       It would swamp local residents’ votes
 
Last election, 70,000 residents voted.  If 80,000 businesses have up to 2 votes each that could mean 160,000 / 70,000 next time around.
 
2.       People who have never set foot in Sydney could soon vote
 
Implementing the Melbourne Model would mean giving the vote to non-citizens, people not on the electoral roll, and people living outside-NSW.
 
3.       It could be rorted
 
Businesses could ‘spring up’ to distort the vote. 
 
 
What’s more, there has been no community consultation and theNSW Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee’s recommendations have come after a slap-dash approach.
 
We are sending an open letter to the Premier to tell him it’s not right.
 
Show your support by reply email
 
Also, please forward this on to anyone you think would like to lend their support.
 
We anticipate the legislation will be introduced tomorrow (Thursday, 14 August 2014) so we need to act quickly.  Please reply as soon as possible. 
 
Kind regards,
 
 
Darren Jenkins
President | Friends of Erskineville
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