Council condemns government bus cuts

Plans by the Queensland government to cut back bus routes have been condemned by the Brisbane City Council. In a rare unanimous urgency motion, Liberal National Party and Labor Party councillors called on the government to reconsider the changes. “(They) will have significant impact to Brisbane residents – in particular seniors … and those with disability issues,” transport committee chairman Peter Matic said at this week’s council meeting. Independent councillor... Read More

Probe into $7m council refund to miner

An order that Broken Hill City Council pay $7 million to a mining company for overpaid rates was in the spotlight this week as a NSW parliamentary inquiry into state-wide land valuations began hearings. Head of the inquiry, state MP Matt Kean, told a media conference in Broken Hill on Wednesday the NSW Valuer-General did not include more than $200 million worth of infrastructure in its valuation of zinc, lead and silver miner Perilya’s site. Last year the Land and Environment... Read More

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