[Marxism] Fourth socialist elected to a local council in Australia

Grant Banfield grant.banfield at flinders.edu.au
Fri Sep 14 00:50:10 MDT 2012


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Grant

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The Communist Party of Australia's Tony Oldfield was elected to Auburn Council - makes four socialist councillors around the country: Sam Wainwright (Socialist Alliance, Fremantle Council), Steve Jolly & Anthony Main (Socialist Party, Yarra City Council, Victoria) and now Tony Oldfield in Auburn, NSW.

Socialist Alliance also fielded teams, in its own name, in Marrickville where it won 3.9% of the vote and in Parramatta where it won 2%.

See http://www.socialist-alliance.org/sydney/ for more about those campaigns.

Tony Oldfield was elected as part of a local community activist group called The Battler - the group has been campaigning to stop the state Liberal government sending radioactive waste from the north shore suburb of Hunters Hill to a storage facility in Lidcombe. Tony was one of two CPA members who stood as candidates, the other Denis Doherty stood together with Socialist Alliance members and Aboriginal independent socialist Ray Jackson in a Housing Action ticket in Sydney, which did not win a seat but had an impact on the public debate in the lead up to the election last
Saturday:

ftp://ftp.elections.nsw.gov.au/Results/LGE2012/PRCC/Auburn%20Second%20Ward/01%20-%20Candidate%20in%20Sequence%20of%20Election.pdf

http://www.cpa.org.au/guardian/2012/1559/03-two-communist.html
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