After an extensive search for why the Government wishes to amalgamate councils I have come to the following conclusions.
Political parties wish to dominate the councils. Any federal government grants must go through the states first and they take 10 per cent off that to rewrite the cheque.
This is the two reasons that the states want to eliminate councils.
I say get rid of the states and save about $10 billion to $15 billion dollars and, when the federal elections come on, just appoint state ministers only, this is not the reason to remove state public servants. All laws should be national or council driven.
Email, Nov 1, 2015
Robert Findley, Point Clare