On 10 September, 2016 the residents of the City of Sydney voted in the local government election. They were afforded one vote each — as is their democratic right. Businesses and corporations in the City of Sydney, however, were allocated two votes each. This is an assault on local democracy. After all, democracy, surely, is about representing people not property.
Community groups — such as REDWatch and Friends of Erskineville — are calling on the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock to immediately repeal the profoundly unjust City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill 2014. If you agree, add your name to a petition here, and be sure to share through your socials.