Time to put the "local" back into local government

There is no kerb and gutter in parts of Gunning, Upper Lachlan Shire Council, NSW.

One of the great things about our federal system is that local governments ensure local issues are dealt with by political representatives who are closest to the people. But recent fires and floods are proving that council amalgamations have replaced political representation with bureaucratic symbolism that is not meeting local expectations.   

Here is my latest article in The Spectator's Flat White, Local government or bureaucratic symbolism?