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What can a lord mayor do?

By Shane Scanlan Being elected Melbourne’s Lord Mayor doesn’t necessarily mean the winner will have any capacity to change anything or get anything done. The winning candidate will still need to command or negotiate support of five other councillors on every issue that comes before the council. And there is a wide gap in capacity

Foreign renters can vote

Non-Australian citizen renters can vote in the May lord mayoral election. To be eligible, the person simply needs to have rented a rateable property within the City of Melbourne for more than a month and be over 18 years of age. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has confirmed that international students, for example, are able

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