To: Minister for Local Government Paul Toole

DUMP FORCED COUNCIL AMALGAMATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER PAUL TOOLE

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DUMP FORCED COUNCIL AMALGAMATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER PAUL TOOLE

The Minister Paul Toole does not have the confidence of the people of NSW. Minister Paul Toole and the forced amalgamation process should be dumped.

Why is this important?

The Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole must resign or be sacked immediately. He has lost the confidence of the people of NSW.
Minister Paul Toole is trying to push forced council amalgamations onto almost half of NSW’s councils.
• He has provided no explanation to the people of NSW as to why so many of these forced council amalgamations appear to have fallen out of the sky on 18 Dec 2015. Many are plain illogical and have never been consulted with the community or with councils.
• He has provided no evidence to support the claims of benefits in his 35 forced council amalgamation proposals except for a KPMG report commissioned by the Minister which he continues to hide from everyone including the delegates and councils making it impossible to assess the amalgamation proposals.
• His work is sloppy and shabby. All the amalgamation proposals he has presented are deeply flawed documents full of serious inaccuracies which are clearly evident - even in the absence of the hidden KPMG report.
• He has shown poor governance in not presenting any risk analysis for the 35 forced amalgamation proposals.
• He has shown only contempt for the sector he is supposed to represent by continuing to bully and manipulate communities, council staff and elected representatives.
• He has sought to deceive the public with false advertising about “broken councils” and fabrications about councils being in debt.
• He has broken his promise to the people of No Forced Council Amalgamations.
Genuine improvements and reforms of the local government sector can be achieved but not through forced council amalgamations and not with Paul Toole as Minister for Local Government.
Minister Paul Toole does not have the confidence of the people of NSW. Minister Paul Toole and the forced amalgamation process should be dumped.


Reasons for signing

  • I am fervently opposed to forced Council Amalgamations. I am situated in Cabonne & am fighting on their behalf. Paul Toole needs to listen & hear what the people are telling him. Arrogance will get you no where! STOP FORCED COUNCIL AMALGAMATIONS
  • More than two thirds of the residents of Snowy River Shire voted against amalgamation. Baird and Tools, along with their appointed delegate completely ignored them in a total abrogation of the principles of democracy.
  • Don't these idiots learn from what has happened in other states S.A. years ago & Qld not that long ago - there was only one council in Qld in the red - after the amalgamations more than 90% were then in the red & 4 have since deamalgamated since & the services certainly have not improved !

Updates

2016-03-12 15:34:40 +1100

500 signatures reached

2016-03-01 12:41:52 +1100

Please come to the Local Democracy not Dictatorship Rally organised by Save Our Councils Coalition and supported by LGNSW and Unions NSW - Hyde Park 12 noon Sunday 13 March and invite your friends and colleagues to come as well. Please also share with your networks!
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2016-02-24 11:33:25 +1100

100 signatures reached

2016-02-23 20:46:22 +1100

50 signatures reached

2016-02-23 17:30:53 +1100

25 signatures reached

2016-02-23 16:55:35 +1100

10 signatures reached