More good news on the local government referendum – South Australian Liberals are urging a ‘no’ vote on the referendum:
SA Opposition economic development spokesman Martin Hamilton-Smith told The Advertiser including councils in the Constitution could lead to increased red tape and political game playing over funding.
“The current arrangements work well but we do feel that a recognition and direct funding of local government formally will undermine the states and, in effect, undermine our federation,” he said.
They join the Victorian, Western Australian and Tasmanian divisions of the Liberal Party in taking a position against local government recognition.
You can watch the IPA’s latest video on the referendum here.