LABOR LAUNCHES ITS PLAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS Labor has today launched its official Small Business policy handbook “Standing up for Small Business.” Through active consultation and engagement, Labor knows there are many challenges facing established and emerging small businesses in this country, and we are committed to enabling and encouraging their success. A Shorten … Continue reading Blog: Labor small business policy
LABOR UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO REBUILD NATIONAL PARKS IN NSW Deputy Labor Leader Penny Sharpe today announced Labor’s plan to rebuild the National Parks estate of NSW and repair the damage to the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) that has occurred after eight years of cuts and neglect by the Liberals and Nationals. Labor’s … Continue reading News: Labor unveils comprehensive plan to rebuild National Parks in NSW and establish the Great Koala National Park on the mid-north and Coffs coasts.
14 March 2019 The Hon. Bill Shorten MP Leader, Federal Parliamentary Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 Hello Bill, Greetings from Cowper where I can report the people of Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Kempsey and the mid-north coast are very enthusiastic about your vision and plan for Australia and … Continue reading Blog: Letter to Bill Shorten on the environment
Monday, 18 February 2019 LABOR ACTS: FAIR GO FOR FRESH FOOD AND DAIRY A Daley Labor Government elected in March will stamp out unfair practices in fresh food and dairy to give farmers and producers a fair go. Daley Labor’s announcement comes in response to two parliamentary inquiries and calls by organisations such as Dairy … Continue reading Blog: Federal and NSW Labor on dairy
LABOR TO PUT AUSSIE HOTELS BACK IN CONTROL Local accommodation providers will have greater control of their own businesses under a Shorten Labor Government, making small businesses more competitive and reducing the price of a weekend away. If elected, Labor would ensure that Australia’s accommodation providers would have the ability to set their … Continue reading Blog: Labor to put Aussie hotels back in control
Cowper is a big electorate. It stretches from Coffs and Dorrigo in the north to Port and to west of Kempsey in the south. The number of voters is roughly a third in Coffs, a third in Port and a third in what I call "the middle". Some people say, I am too focussed on … Continue reading Blog: My focus and Kempsey
LUKE HARTSUYKER’S INGLORIOUS DEPARTURE Luke Hartsuyker’s outings in parliament and the media in the dying days of his inglorious career are nothing short of irresponsible and embarrassing. He should know better. The people of Port, Coffs, Kempsey and the mid-north coast deserve better. Mr Hartsuyker should go quietly - he adds nothing positive to anything … Continue reading News Release: Luke Hartsuyker’s inglorious departure
The NSW election will be held on Saturday 23 March 2019. Within the federal seat of Cowper, there are three state seats - Coffs Harbour, Oxley and Port Macquarie. We have three excellent candidates running. Just click their photos to be taken to their Facebook page. Susan Jenvey - Oxley Peter Alley - Port Macquarie … Continue reading 2019 State Election – the Country Labor team
Federal Labor is 100 per cent committed to delivering the Coffs Harbour Bypass. Bypass Version 1.0 The federal government announced $971 million in funding for the Coffs Harbour Bypass on 8 May 2018. This is known as Bypass Version 1.0. In the same week, Labor announced it would honour that commitment in Government. Labor's announcement was … Continue reading Blog: Coffs Harbour Bypass – next steps
THE COFFS CHRISTMAS CRAWL - BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL PARTY Motorists travelling north and south on the Pacific Highway will face lengthy traffic jams at Coffs Harbour this holiday period thanks to the mismanagement of the Coffs Harbour Bypass project by the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison Government. Post-Christmas and New Year traffic jams of up to … Continue reading News: The Coffs Christmas Crawl – brought to you by the National Party.