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Mayor backs yes vote for referendum on local government

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale Sarah Harvey

PAUL Pisasale is urging people to vote yes on the referendum to constitutionally recognise local government.

The referendum, to be held in conjunction with the September 14 federal election, will protect the future of local communities according to the Ipswich mayor.

Cr Pisasale said this was a chance for residents to take charge, stand up for their local communities and make sure their voices continue to be heard.

"This is about saying 'yes' to our communities and 'yes' to the programs and services that bring countless benefits and help build functional and liveable communities," Cr Pisasale said.

"The Constitution reflects the social and political progress Australia is making in the world and local governments need to be legally recognised in this important document."

How will you vote in the September 14 referendum to recognise local government in the Australian Constitution?

This poll ended on 24 May 2013.

Yes, I want local government to be recognised in the Australian Constitution - 29%

No, I do not want local government recognised in the Australian Constitution - 70%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  australian constitution, local government, mayor paul pisasale




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