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Federal electorate fallout over Baird's forced amalgamations

The Baird government's forced council amalgamation plan has been designed to deliver political advantage to the Liberal and National parties and to cut jobs and services for local communities, Greens local government spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

"Premier Mike Baird's decision to drop or defer council amalgamation plans that cross into federal electorates such as New England and Gilmore reveals he knows the plans are unpopular," Senator Rhiannon said.

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