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VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 2008
Victorian Local Government 2008 Local Elections Greens in Local Government    

The State of Victoria, Australia, is governed at a local level by local governments known as cities and shires. Local governments are made up of democratically elected individuals who are selected by a popular vote of their constituents, and are vested with powers to govern in the best interests of their community.

Victorian Local Governments exist under law created by the Victorian State Parliament. This allows the State Parliament to create laws that change almost every aspect of local government. Because State and Federal Parliaments are described in the Commonwealth Constitution, the Australian Constitution protects them from the degree of political inference that State Governments have imposed on Local Governments. Unfortunately, proposed changes to recognise local government in the Australian Constitution were put to the people in a referenda in 1988 and were lost, allowing the State Parliament to continue to make changes to the Victorian Local Government Act with almost complete impunity from judicial review. Such abuses of power in the past have resulted in the dismissal, amalgamation and abolition of democratically elected local governments.

There are 79 local governments in Victoria. The area known as the Docklands was formerly part of the City of Melbourne, but was taken away from democratic control under Kennett Government changes and is currently administered by the Urban and Regional Land Corporation.

All 79 Victorian local government are due to go to election in November 2008, listed below, with a hotlink to each city's or shire's website.

Alpine Shire Greater Shepparton City Council
Moyne Shire Council
Ararat Rural City Hepburn Shire Council Murrindindi Shire Council
Ballarat City Hindmarsh Shire Council Nillumbik Shire Council
Banyule City Hobsons Bay City Council Northern Grampians Shire Council
Bass Coast Shire Council Horsham Rural City Council Port Phillip City Council
Baw Baw Shire Council Hume City Council Pyrenees Shire Council
Bayside City Council Indigo Shire Council Queenscliffe Borough Council
Benalla Rural City Council Kingston City Council South Gippsland Shire Council
Boroondara City Council Knox City Council Southern Grampians Shire Council
Brimbank City Council Latrobe City Council Stonnington City Council
Buloke Shire Council Loddon Shire Council Strathbogie Shire Council
Campaspe Shire Council Macedon Ranges Shire Council Surf Coast Shire Council
Cardinia Shire Council Manningham City Council Swan Hill Rural City Council
Casey City Council Mansfield Shire Council Towong Shire Council
Central Goldfields Shire Council Maribyrnong City Council Wangaratta Rural City Council
Colac-Otway Shire Council Maroondah City Council Warrnambool City Council
Corangamite Shire Council Melbourne City Council Wellington Shire Council
Darebin City Council Melton Shire Council West Wimmera Shire Council
East Gippsland Shire Council Mildura Rural City Council Whitehorse City Council
Frankston City Council Mitchell Shire Council Whittlesea City Council
Gannawarra Shire Council Moira Shire Council Wodonga City Council
Glen Eira City Council Monash City Council Wyndham City Council
Glenelg Shire Council Moonee Valley City Council Yarra City Council
Golden Plains Shire Council Moorabool Shire Council Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Greater Bendigo City Council Moreland City Council Yarriambiack Shire Council
Greater Dandenong City Council Mornington Peninsula Shire Council  
Greater Geelong City Council Mount Alexander Shire Council  

A useful State Government webpage providing information on Victorian local governments is available by clicking Welcome to Local Government.

Further information for those interested in local government in Victoria can be found through my Useful Links Page by clicking here.

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GREENS IN VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Victorian Greens Councillors currently serving their community include:

BRIMBANK CITY COUNCIL MORELAND CITY COUNCIL
Miles Dymott's Brimbank City Council Page Jo Connellan's Moreland City Council Page
  Andrea Sharam's Moreland City Council Page
GREATER BENDIGO CITY COUNCIL  
David Jones' Greater Bendigo Council Page MOUNT ALEXANDER SHIRE COUNCIL
Julie Rivendell's Greater Bendigo Council Page Philip Schier 's Mount Alexander Shire Council Page
   
MARIBYRNONG CITY COUNCIL WHITEHORSE CITY COUNCIL
Janet Rice's Maribyrnong Council Page Helen Harris' Whitehorse City Council Page
   
MELBOURNE CITY COUNCIL YARRA CITY COUNCIL
Fraser Brindley's Melbourne City Council Page Mayor Jenny Farrar's Yarra City Council Page
  Kathleen Maltzahn's Yarra City Council Page
MOONEE VALLEY CITY COUNCIL Gurm Sekhon's Yarra City Council Page
Rose Iser's Moonee Valley Council Page  
Mayor Ben Opie's Moonee Valley Council Page YARRA RANGES SHIRE COUNCIL
  Samantha Dunn's Yarra Ranges Council Page

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I will be regularly updating this page as information becomes available, from newest to oldest in the area below.

 

2008 VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS NEWS, VIEWS AND INFORMATION

28 NOVEMBER 2005
GREENS ELECTED TO BRIMBANK, MARIBYRNONG, MOONEE VALLEY, MOUNT ALEXANDER, WHITEHORSE AND YARRA RANGES COUNCILS.

Strong support for Greens candidates has elected Miles Dymott in Brimbank, Helen Harris in Whitehorse, Samantha Dunn in Yarra Ranges, Philip Schier in Mt Alexander, Ben Opie in Moonee Valley, and returned Janet Rice in Maribyrnong. They join elected Greens in Bendigo, Melbourne, Moreland and Yarra Councils.

Congratulations to all who contributed and thank you for voting Green.

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3 JANUARY 2006

2005 VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION RESULTS WHERE GREENS WERE CANDIDATES

I have compiled a word document showing the results of the November 2005 local government elections where Greens candidates stood. It is available as a 285 Kb pdf download by clicking here or on the underlined title above. An 875 Kb word document is available by emailing David Risstrom.

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18 FEBRUARY 2005

2004 VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION RESULTS WHERE GREENS WERE CANDIDATES

I have compiled a word document showing the results of the November 2004 local government elections where Greens candidates stood. It is available as a 636 Kb word download by clicking here or on the underlined title above. Hotlinks to Council areas and electoral reviews are contained in the document.

A summary of the results is contained in the item on the linked page Victorian Local Government Elections 2004, detailed in the article dated '2 December 2004 - Greens greet new local government voices in metro and regional Victoria.'

 

 

 
 

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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