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Broadcaster Alan Jones convinced the Baird government to back moves to overhaul business voting rights in the City of Sydney, the Shooters and Fishers Party says, prompting Lord Mayor Clover Moore to ask, “Who is running NSW?”
The government is supporting a Shooters and Fishers Party bill that would force thousands of businesses to vote in City of Sydney elections, potentially boosting the conservative vote and undermining Cr Moore and her progressive agenda.
Introducing the bill to the NSW upper house on Thursday, Shooters MP Robert Borsak thanked 2GB talk back host Alan Jones “who has been a driving force for this change”, adding that “without his assistance, I doubt that the government would have been persuaded to support” the bill.He also thanked The Daily Telegraph for its support.
Cr Moore said the remarks confirmed the legislation was “driven by vested interests, right-wing media and shock jocks”.
“[Mr Borsak] said the NSW Government wouldn’t have supported his bill without Alan Jones at 2GB driving for change and without the support of The Daily Telegraph,” Cr Moore said.
“The community needs to ask, just who is running NSW?”
She accused the government and the Shooters Party of “working together to manipulate democracy and to dilute the voting rights of NSW residents”.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/alan-jones-convinced-government-on-voting-policy-shooters-mp-20140814-10412z.html#ixzz3ALFCYbam