The trou­ble with vol­un­tary merg­ers is they’re of­ten for self-in­ter­est, not for what is nec­es­sary for the best gov­er­nance in­ter­ests of the state.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

– Former Vic­to­rian Pre­mier Jeff Kennett amid statewide protests in 2008.

Even former Vic­to­rian Pre­mier Jeff Kennett is no fan of how merg­ers oc­curred north of the bor­der.

“They never achieved the syn­er­gies we did in Vic­to­ria,” he said. “When you bring to­gether or­ga­nis-

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