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Linda Eisler was a Greens Councillor on Canterbury Council from 2008 till 2017. She did not become part of the amalgamated council’s advisory panels, as she believes the community has not been adequately consulted on the amalgamation. However, she has continued to represent the community with the new administration and has liaised successfully.

She has always demonstrated honesty and has been outspoken in her representation of residents and community groups. She is reliable and fearless in her commitment to her constituents.

 

While on council she has consulted widely from her participation in a large number of working groups like disability, multicultural, floodplains management. She established the Environment and Sustainability Working Group. Amongst her achievements was the establishment of a regional energy study; developing the Interfaith Talks; chairing the GreenWay.
Linda believes that the community needs to understand and have a say in what Canterbury-Bankstown looks like and how it develops in the future. Greenspace and public facilities like schools and good public transport are vital to a healthy community. So is reasonable and sustainable development.

You can help re-elect Linda by supporting her campaign:

Phone her on: 0400426424

Email her canterbury-bankstown@nsw.greens.org.au

Follow her on Facebook LindaEislerCanterburyGreens

 

 

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Emmet is a lifelong resident of Roselands Ward in the newly created Canterbury-Bankstown Council and works in retail . Emmet is 23 and believes young people and all residents should have a say in their local  community.

Commuting to work five days a week by train, Emmet is acutely aware of what is at stake with the State Government’s plans to rip up and privatise the Bankstown line. The Greens will fight every step of the way to Keep the Bankstown Line Public.

Passionate about the right for everyone to live in decent and affordable homes with adequate access to community amenities and infrastructure, Emmet and the Greens will put planning for people ahead of developer profits.

Growing up, Emmet was involved in local sporting clubs and so understands the importance of local parklands and sporting fields. It is vital that access to these spaces for relaxation and recreation is ensured.

Help elect Emmet:

Email: canterbury-bankstown@nswgreens.org.au

Phone: 0475730625

Facebook: GreensforRoselands

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A resident wrote to ex-Councillor Linda Eisler with questions regarding the amalgamation. this is how she replied:
There will not be a mayor or councillors until September 2017.
 
The Boundary Review has not reported its findings. Why it was held I don’t know. I suspect to pretend to have listened to the community and to be adhering to some sort of democratic process.
 
Similarly councillors were asked to fill in an EOI (expression of interest). I refused to apply for my job. I said that I was elected and residents had given me the job not the Baird Liberal Government. Also I would not support amalgamation as the residents had been clear that they did NOT want amalgamation, ESPECIALLY not with Bankstown. Who in fact had been told they could stand alone. Another issue being the consequent size of the council, 350k and growing rapidly. Around us amalgamations were the size of Canterbury (150k).
 
After submitting my EOI I expected to be sacked. I did not expect all the others to be sacked. I’m certain they ALL submitted EOI’s saying they wanted to work for an amalgamated council. I was surprised.
 
I was then astonished when the Administrator asked if I would consider being on the Advisory Committee. No, apparently he has not seen the EOI’s!!!! Why did we fill them in?
 
I spoke to him the same day, last Thursday, a reporter rang who told me about an Extraordinary Meeting the next Tuesday. Why hadn’t the Administrator told me? Why couldn’t the Council tell the ex-Councillors about the meeting. They still forward emails and give us other information . Why was it only on the website the day before the meeting? Why did the open session run for only 12 minutes and with no questions from the community?
 
I am still waiting for Terms of Reference for the Advisory Committee a week later. I don’t expect them and I don’t expect the Administrator is really waiting for my answer.
 
As far as I am concerned the whole process is a sham. The Baird Liberal Government is, in my opinion, pretending to understand and adhere to the democratic process of government.
 
Their reasons? Most probably to get rid of pains in the necks like me.
 
What can you do? Let them know what you think.
 
VOTE GREEN.
 
Help us in our campaign. Watson is the up coming election and we need help.
 
Thanks for writing.

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Councillor Linda Eisler said NO to Mike Baird. She refused to sign his EOI and beg for a job that was not his to give. Residents of East Ward elected her to be there until September 2016.
There have been no accusations of corruption or mismanagement. So why was she, and so many other elected councillors in NSW, been asked to apply for their jobs?
Why are they being asked to support amalgamation when the Boundary Review Commission has not yet presented its report?
When the community has made it clear they do NOT want to be amalgamated?
Tell Mike Baird what you think of his attempts to FORCE amalgamations on councillors and their communities.

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CANTERBURY Greens councillor Linda Eisler has slammed the State Government’s “undemocratic attempt” to force councillors to reapply for their jobs, despite no decision made on merger proposals yet.

Cr Eisler said she would not support the government’s latest move while the results of the boundary review process were still being finalised.

“No one expected the Baird Government to take this unexpected and highly contentious approach during a period of great division and tension, while awaiting the outcome,” she said.

Canterbury Mayor Brian Robson said he would continue to serve until his term ended.

“I’m disappointed the Government has asked me if I will serve my community. But I’m not running away from it,” he said.

On the expression of interest form, councillors are given the choice of positions including administrator, councillor, member of local representation committee, or member of implementation advisory group.

by Cindy Ngo
The Express, Tuesday 5, 2016, p3

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