NSW councils talk sanctions ban

LOCAL councils are expected to debate the ban on allowing New South Wales councils to have the power to impose sanctions on other countries.

A motion to ban councils from implementing unilateral trade sanctions - unless part of an Australian Government regime - is to be discussed at the Local Government Association Conference, which starts today on the south coast.

Last year, Marrickville Council imposed a boycott of Israel, but the ban was later axed.

The Association's president, Keith Rhoades, says all councils are accountable to their communities.

"It's up to them to decide as to the issues they get involved in not forgetting that each of the councils in NSW are accountable to their communities," he said.

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