Posted 17/9/09 

 

MAY DAY, MAY DAY  

ALL HANDS ON DECK PLEASE

WE ARE SINKING!

 

(1) Shocking News from Parliament

 

THE DACs [Development Assessment Committees*] ARE BACK ON THE AGENDA

 

THE LABOR STACKED RESOLUTION COMMITTEE has put a gun at the Opposition's head

 

"FIND A COMPROMISE OR GO TO ELECTION"

 

It seems the Opposition are not ready for an election so have agreed to compromise (details will be provided when available).  

 

 

PLEASE  EMAIL THE LIBERAL AND NATIONAL MPs  AND URGE THEM TO VOTE AGAINST THIS WHEN IT COMES TO PARLIAMENT AGAIN.

 

The Greens and DLP will vote against it.

 

Don't let the Government push through this terrible Bill - it takes away ours and councils power and gives it to the Minister.

 

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*  Development Assessment Committees take planning decisions away from Councils and communities, and are supported by the development industry

 

 

 

(2)  Government Rushes DACs Through Lower House - Upper House Today (17/9/09)

 

THE GOVERNMENT HAS RUSHED THROUGH THE DACs BILL YESTERDAY IN THE LOWER HOUSE, AND TODAY WILL BE THE UPPER HOUSE.

 

We thought this Bill would not come back until the next sitting of Parliament.     

 

Madden and Brumby are so keen to push developers into the Activity Centres that it has been rushed through. Can't bear to think  what they are going to do to our Centres.  We will  have no say at all.    

 

THIS IS A BAD DAY FOR US ALL:  DEMOCRACY GONE