State of Siege Free Film Showing at Alf Adams Pavilion Mosman Park

COMMUNITY INFORMATION & AWARENESS EVENING

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

KEVIN MORGAN LLB.B. Juris

AS HE HOSTS THE COTTESLOE ELECTORATES FREE SCREENING OF THE INFLUENTIAL DOCUMENTARY

“STATE OF SIEGE”

(Dennis Grosvenor)

SATURDAY 9th February 2013 

5.00PM TO 7.30PM

ALF ADAMS PAVILLION 

SOLOMON STREET MOSMAN PARK

    (FOLLOW THE SIGNS…PLENTY OF PARKING)

The documentary provides a graphic illustration of the outcomes of a corrupt and undemocratic planning system, a system now totally discredited which partially led to the downfall of the Keneally Labour government in New South Wales. This is the system that the Barnett government has imposed on all West Australians.

 We need to act now to prevent the destruction of amenity and way of life in our suburbs. The film maker Deniis Grosvenor will be present to discuss his experience and to warn of the impending dangers that face our WA communities.   

State of Siege Documentary trailer can be viewed on www.tropicofoz.com

  

 

 

 

 


The Robson Report and Council Amalgamations – WSA Public Forum 11 October 2012

Written and authorised by Kevin Morgan of 1 Pearse Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia

The Robson Report is part of Colin Barnett’s so called “reform” agenda to forcibly abolish metropolitan local councils. The report is as to what should replace them. Prior to the election, Mr Barnett may decide to downplay his promise to force these council changes, in which case he’ll delay the report’s release until after the election. Although the report has not yet been released, I can say that the report won’t be worth the wait. We know from the draft that it contains little scientific reasoning or empirical support. What it will do, is map our worst case scenario for the western suburbs, in which our civic centres may move to Stirling, Leederville or Fremantle. For Mr Barnett, most of Robson’s work was done when he agreed to report on how to change things, without first answering whether there’s a need for change, thereby ensuring that this threshold question is bypassed, no longer asked in public debate. Continue reading

WSA Public Forum – 11 October 2012 – Report

First WSA Forum, War Memorial Hall, Cottesloe Civic Centre, October 11, 2012. 

Posted October 12, 2012 by Western Suburbs Alliance

Well over 200 people attended this important event and fielded questions at the Q&A session following the speakers’ presentations.

The speakers were: Ken Eastwood AM (Former national CPA president) – Profli-gate. Who’s paying for all these future projects?; Ron Norris (Mayor, Mosman Park) – The DAP system and its implications for local governments and communities; Julie Matheson (Councillor, Subiaco) – A DAP case study; Subiaco/Catherine Street; Max Hipkins (Mayor, Nedlands) – Recent changes in the state planning laws and powers of the Planning Minister, WA Planning Commission and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority; Kevin Morgan (Mayor) – The Robson Report and amalgamation; John Hammond (former Mayor, Cottesloe) – Implications of loss of control at the local government and community level. A Q & A session followed, involving the above speakers plus Heather Henderson (Mayor, Subiaco) and Wayne Monks (Independent candidate for Churchlands).

Four Independent candidates announced their intentions to nominate for the following seats in the State Election of 9th March 2013:

Max Hipkins. Seat of Nedlands in opposition to Minister Bill Marmion;

Kevin Morgan. Seat of Cottesloe in opposition to Premier Barnett;

Wayne Monk. Seat of Churchlands;

Greg Ross. Seat of Kalamunda in opposition to Minister John Day.

At the end of the forum there was a unanimous show of hands in response to the following questions:

1. How many of you feel that the government’s centralisation of planning powers and disenfranchisement of local government is unacceptable, that the DAPS should be terminated, and the right of appeal restored and public open spaces should be preserved?

2. How many of you would support a statement of no confidence in the Planning Minister, John Day?

3. How many of you would say ‘No local government reorganisation without majority community support’?

The Australian of October 16, 2012 reported on this event (see http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/hes-way-ahead-but-barnett-doubters-are-surfacing/story-e6frgd0x-1226496613875).

It said, “. . . the latest poll suggests some voters are beginning to turn away from Barnett. His push for council amalgamations and beachfront development has been unpopular in parts of the Liberal

heartland, and last Thursday the premier listened to criticism of his government and himself as he sat through a meeting of disgruntled residents from the suburbs he represents. He was not invited to speak and he was booed as he left.”