With Local Government Elections coming up on the 17th of October, it is a good time to reflect on the role and importance of Local Governments and the Barnett Government’s ‘War on Local Government’?
See this excellent Ted Talk by Benjamin Barber – Why Mayors Should Rule the World
“It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world’s problems. So who’s actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let’s give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these “urban homeboys” are solving pressing problems on their own turf — and maybe in the world.”