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Why local council elections are undemocratic

Through quirks of history that give votes for corporations and extra votes to property owners, local government elections in five Australian states are subject to unfair rules that have no place in Australia’s 21st-century democracy, argues Ryan Goss. Read More

The Mandarin Jobwatch: last chance to be Qld’s council go-between

The Mandarin's Jobwatch is back. If you'd like to be a deputy departmental head in Queensland responsible for local government, that ship is set to sail this Friday. On the other side of that coin, Brisbane City needs a new CIO, and it's a big city. Victoria needs a new surveyor-general, and Sydney's new police watchdog needs a chief. Read More