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A Doyle majority – what will it mean?

By Stephen Mayne Now that the City of Melbourne election results have been finalised by VCAT President Greg Garde, what will it mean for governance at city hall? The return of former deputy lord mayor Susan Riley as the vital sixth member of Team Doyle, along with the election of non-Doyle Liberal Party member Philip

‘Ask the people’ on wages

Melbourne councillor Stephen Mayne wants local citizens to provide independent advice to council ahead of formal negotiations for the next Enterprise Agreement for more than 1000 staff. Cr Mayne told a business lunch at South Wharf on July 17 that a “people’s panel” would ideally be involved in providing a community perspective on wages and

Doubt on council green credentials

The City of Melbourne’s environmental credentials have been called into question over the way it has handled a review of its treatment of the share-car industry. After three years successfully nurturing three start-up share-car companies, councillors are facing a difficult dilemma – how much should they subsidise private enterprises which result in a green outcome? At

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