The following email was received out of the blue by one of our members recently, from his granddaughter in Sydney (aged 10). It shows that the younger generation has a good grasp of local politics!
“Dear Grandad, recently we have started learning history in class and learning about Australian federation. Our class discussion led us to amalgamation and I think council amalgamation is disgusting! Isn’t the whole point of state government to care for their state so isn’t the whole point of a local government to care for each person and to cater to their specific needs? Mum told me that the Queensland government had forced a lot of amalgamation and now Mike Baird (the NSW premier) is doing it too! I totally support you in your efforts to de-amalgamate; when will our premiers learn some common sense?
Daisy – xoxo”