Policy

FAIR GO ACTION PLAN FOR AUSTRALIA A Shorten Labor Government will:  Fix our schools and hospitals. Restore funding cut by the Liberals and Nationals, to ensure every community has quality public schools and hospitals.  Ease pressure on family budgets. End the Medicare freeze and give tax breaks to workers, not the top end of town.  Stand up … Continue reading Policy

Blog: Response to letters about the Adani mine proposal

Hello, I have received a handful of emails from people concerning the Adani mine. First, thank you for your concern about climate change, the environment and this proposal. I share your concern. My response to those writing is: Thank you for your correspondence asking about the position of Labor and myself on the Adani issue. I … Continue reading Blog: Response to letters about the Adani mine proposal

Blog: Should an alternative route for the Coffs Harbour Bypass undergo re-examination?

The three trenches being proposed by the Liberal National Governments on the #Coffs bypass are 30 to 50 per cent bigger than the QE2. And there will be three of them within 14 kms. At last Thursday's community meeting on the Coffs Harbour Bypass, there were a significant number of voices saying the previously rejected … Continue reading Blog: Should an alternative route for the Coffs Harbour Bypass undergo re-examination?

News Release: bypassing Coffs Harbour – next steps

BYPASSING COFFS HARBOUR - NEXT STEPS Last night's public meeting on the Coffs Harbour Bypass was unanimous in opposition to the design released by the government. The clear preference was for tunnels. Labor wants tunnels and not trenches, as previously promised by governments. The governments must deliver. This is not negotiable.  There was also strong … Continue reading News Release: bypassing Coffs Harbour – next steps

News Release: News Coffs Harbour Bypass design is higher, noisier​ and uglier than first thought

NEW COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS DESIGN IS HIGHER, NOISIER AND UGLIER THAN FIRST THOUGHTThe “Preferred Concept Design” for the Coffs Harbour Bypass is higher, noisier and uglier than what we have been lead to believe by the federal and state governments. What we saw unveiled to the public tonight (Thursday) in Coffs Harbour is a disaster … Continue reading News Release: News Coffs Harbour Bypass design is higher, noisier​ and uglier than first thought

News Release: the Coffs Harbour Bypass “Preferred concept design” is totally flawed and should be trashed.

THE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS “PREFERRED CONCEPT DESIGN” IS TOTALLY FLAWED AND SHOULD BE TRASHED The Coffs Harbour Bypass “Preferred concept design” released by the federal and state governments this week is totally flawed and should be trashed. Both governments should await further investigations on the impact of noise impacts on up to 1,000 properties; the … Continue reading News Release: the Coffs Harbour Bypass “Preferred concept design” is totally flawed and should be trashed.

Letter: Response to a Coffs resident asking for previous CBD bypass routes to be examined due to the missing tunnels.

Context The response is in relation to a request from a resident to revisit routes previously proposed due to the lack of tunnels in the "Preferred concept design" released this week. Response I agree with the overall sentiment that we will need a bypass around Coffs Harbour (such as those investigated in 2001). This, in … Continue reading Letter: Response to a Coffs resident asking for previous CBD bypass routes to be examined due to the missing tunnels.

News Release: Ten questions for Michael McCormack about the Coffs Harbour Canyon

TEN QUESTIONS FOR MICHAEL MCCORMACK ABOUT THE COFFS BYPASS CANYON 'The Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, is visiting Coffs Harbour today to release a glossy brochure detailing the concept design for the Coffs Harbour Bypass. It understood the Morrison Government is going to confirm it is going the “El Cheapo” route that prefers trenches and … Continue reading News Release: Ten questions for Michael McCormack about the Coffs Harbour Canyon