Rain did not deter them! Hundreds of people, amongst them familiar Glebian faces, rallied in Town Hall Square on Saturday 6 September to protest against the proposed bill concerning council voting amendments that the Shooters and Fishers Party are sponsoring.
While only a limited number were able to gain entry to the Town Hall room to which the rally was shifted at the last minute due to the weather, the mood was one of unity of purpose; to prevent the amendment which could lead to significant disenfranchisement in terms of an individual vote’s value.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Sydney’s Independent MP Alex Greenwich, and NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson were numbered amongst a range of business, union, local government, political and community representatives who addressed the crowd. Just as the weather cleared as the morning progressed, so it appeared did the resolve of the community to defeat this proposal, which is being seen as another step in the current conservative political climate of NSW.