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Marrickville Council faces $4 million bill for Israel boycott | thetelegraph.com.au
When will the madness end?...the Green Mayor of Marrickville's boycott of Israel will cost ratepayers almost $4 million
A council business paper to be tabled next week shows a hit list of a dozen international companies has been drawn up to either be banned from doing business with council or have their existing contracts cancelled.
They include Hewlett Packard, Chevrolet (Holden), Volvo, Unilever, Motorola ReadyMix and Fulton Hogan concrete companies, which the council claims either "support Israel's military occupation of Palestine or profit from it". A further 1800 companies would be banned from future dealings with the council, a list the council admits was downloaded from a pro-Palestinian website.
The council is even considering banning the dumping of waste in the local tip because the waste services of the Southern Regional Organisation of Councils is run by Veolia and SITA, which the council presumably also believes profits from what it describes as Israel's occupation of Palestine.