Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his representative on the NSW Liberal State Executive Alex Hawke. Picture: Kym Smith
SERIOUSLY … we can’t buy this … can you? Does it seem staged that the NSW Grubment is attempting to block developers from running for local councils?
A move to appease NSW voters?
AGREE it should happen but …
With the recent past history of NSW INC …
NSW planning minister hands reins to developers
In June 2019, Stokes announced a scheme to speed up approvals for higher density developments in suburban developments, telling an Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW annual luncheon that he hoped to ensure that all local councils in the state adopt the ‘missing middle’ scheme by the end of 2019.
In November 2019, Stokes attacked so-called “NIMBY baby boomers” for opposing high-rise development across Sydney.
NSW INC well knows what SCOMO is about …
ScoMo blocks anti-corruption measure
By Leith van Onselen in Australian Politics
February 11, 2020 | 3 comments
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian Picture: Bianca De Marchi
The NSW Government is attempting to block developers from running for local councils. However, the motion has reportedly been blocked by Alex Hawke, who is Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s representative:
As revealed by The Sauce last week, a motion backed by both the moderates and Right faction members was put to the NSW Liberal State Executive last Friday for the party to use its own powers to stop developers from running as endorsed Liberals.
However, the bid – supported by Premier Gladys Berejiklian – was blocked by Centre Right powerbroker Alex Hawke, who is Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s representative on the committee…
While the motion failed, The Sauce has confirmed talks are ongoing among several senior Liberals with legislation among options being explored.
It is understood any draft legislation would likely have the support of Labor and the Greens…
A senior Liberal source said it was still “early days” but talk of legislation was “absolutely under way”.
“There are definitely talks, and it is likely the matter will again be raised at the next executive meeting,” a Liberal source said.
“It is a problem that is not going away and there are Liberals that want it sorted before the local government elections in September.”
Yesterday we learned that political donations from the property industry favour the Coalition about eight to one, according to Australian Electoral Commission figures.
- We also know that Prime Minister Scott Morrison worked for six years as a research manager for the Property Council of Australia. *
We know where the Morrison Government’s allegiances lie.
Leith Van Onselen
Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.