Move To 'Open' Councils

25 March 1977 The Canberra Times 

The NSW Government was preparing a report recommending ways of making local councils have most of their discussions open to the public, the NSW Member for Burrinjuck, Mr Terry Sheahan (Lab), said on Wednesday.

The report stemmed from a meeting of Tumut Shire Council last week which he attended, but from which the public was excluded.

He had objected several times that the meeting was closed to ratepayers and had later discussed the situation with the Minister for Local Government, Mr Jensen.