One of our new strategic partner – a new local press 3W represents the Voice of the Common Good. They have an online local newspaper – 3wnews.org for people and groups doing common good for all. They are also planning to organise hardcopy-newspapers in cafes, etc. If any groups wants their local news about doing common good for their community, contact them via their http://www.3wnews.org/contribute page, or contact MRI (click monash ratepaters at gmail ), we can assist in passing your story to them. They are MRI’s new alternative to mainstream and local press, to get news of our work to a wider community.
Another success story / achievement milestone to MRI’s network of influence development program!
“….. Last week, councils were further tasked to do better through proposed tough new performance markers due to be voted into law in a few months. Also, ratepayers and residents will now have unprecedented level of transparency and accountability passed in Parliament.
Monash Ratepayers welcomes these recent moves by the minister.
“The community is now more resolved to see the next generation of councillors,” the group said in a statement. “They will realise they will have to genuinely collaborate with the community.”
Powell agrees. “Victorians should know they can trust their elected local representatives. These new and stronger powers send a clear message to current and future councillors when representing their communities.”