There is a parliamentary package that is simple, democratic and will fix the forced amalgamation mess:
- Immediately terminating all outstanding forced amalgamations proposals,
- Immediately de-amalgamating all local councils forcibly merged,
- Introducing a legislative requirement that any future amalgamations proposals are subject to a binding plebiscite of local residents.
The package would immediately terminate all outstanding forced amalgamations, immediately de-amalgamate all forcibly merged councils and put in place a legislative requirement to ensure that any future amalgamations proposals are subject to a binding plebiscite.
This is the only sensible solution to fix this mess and it must be done immediately.