This weekend Greens in the City of Sydney will be letter-boxing to alert residents about the proposal to give corporations a much stronger voice in council elections. Join us this weekend to make it clear that votes are for people, not corporate interests.
The NSW Coalition Government has announced it will pass legislation to force businesses in the City of Sydney to vote in local government elections.
Under this proposed model each corporation would be given two votes and required by law to vote at each council election. Similar legislation in Melbourne has seen residents votes reduced to 40% of the total, outnumbered by businesses.
These laws are clearly an attack on Lord Mayor Clove Moore and progressive political parties such as the Greens who have traditionally received strong support from City of Sydney residents.
The Greens are standing up for residents and saying 'Votes are for people, not wealth. Full voting rights for City of Sydney residents.'
The only way to clean up politics is to take back control from big business. Why should McDonald’s and Gloria Jean's get control of inner Sydney suburbs?
Meet at 10am at Surry Hills Shopping Centre (corner of Cleveland St and Baptist St) at the Cleveland St Entrance.
If you want to help, but can't meet on Saturday, send us an e-mail and we can arrange some leaflets and a map for you.
You can also sign Greens MLC David Shoebridge's petition to say no to corporate votes here.