THE EXTRAORDINARY CITY OF MELBOURNE

SOMETHING REALLY  ASTONISHING HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY  ATTENTION TODAY.
This  does make you  wonder about the  democratic  system of  our central  city  and how this must  effect the planning decisions at times.
 
In all Council,  State and Federal elections  to be eligible to vote you have to be an Australian citizen – fair enough.    You cant vote in any other country when you might go there   for awhile.  However in the City  of Melbourne  you are able to vote  if  you have been in Melbourne for one month, no matter what your nationality.   One month!!!  Then you can vote  for councillors who will make major decisions about planning in our  City of Melbourne.
And believe  it or not this very undemocratic rule being practised  by the City of Melbourne was ratified in Parliament recently without objection  from either side.
Do you know any other country or  city in the world where you can vote if you are not a citizen and have only been there one month???