Having Michelle visit Bellingen was always a part of the process of come up with a way to fix the NBN problem in Bellingen and elsewhere. The digital divide in Bellingen township - and the case to switch fixed wireless to FTTC - is now firmly among priority areas being considered by Labor. Yes, much … Continue reading Blog: Statement on the NBN in Bellingen
NATIONALS HUMILIATED OVER COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS The federal and state National Party governments have been humiliated over the Coffs Harbour Bypass with news today that key decisions on the project will be put off until after elections next year. The National Party had set the whole bypass project up as a PR festival pre the … Continue reading News Release: Nationals humiliated over Coffs Harbour Bypass
An open letter to local National Party members and sundry internet trolls The local National Party members and internet trolls think they have the scoop of the century with the “shock - horror" revelations that I haven’t lived here all of my life. Indeed a few of them seem quite obsessed with it. Old mate … Continue reading Blog: Meet the blow-in
QUESTIONS FOR THE NATIONAL PARTY CANDIDATE FOR COWPER The National Party candidate for Cowper must immediately declare where he stands on critical issues like tax cuts, penalty rates, schools funding, Medicare, climate change, new coal-fired power stations, unemployment, the NBN, the banking industry, Coffs Bypass, Kempsey Council and the Great Koala National Park. The electorate … Continue reading News: Questions for the National Party candidate for Cowper.
GRANT TO BORAL TIMBER FOR BIOFUELS STUDY AT HERONS CREEK I am pleased to see the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN) express its concern about a grant by the federal government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency for a project centred on the Boral Timber mill at Heron's Creek near Port Macquarie. The government has given $500,000 … Continue reading News: Labor concerned about a government grant to Boral Timber for study at Herons Creek near Port Macquarie.
LABOR RELEASES ITS SUBMISSION ON THE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS Labor today released its submission on the Coffs Harbour Bypass as a part of the public consultation process, currently scheduled to conclude on Friday, 26 October 2018. The full ten-page submission is here: LINK WEDNESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2018 EXCERPT Introduction In short, the Australian Labor Party … Continue reading News: Labor releases its submission on the Coffs Harbour Bypass
On Sunday 18 November 2018, members of the Hawke and Keating Governments will come together to share tall tales about their times in the Ministry, governments and offices of two of our greatest leaders. Our first confirmed speaker is the Hon. John Brown, former Minister for Sport and Tourism and Member for Parramatta, 1977 to … Continue reading Cowper in the city – a fundraiser in Sydney
This page summarises Federal and NSW Labor's commitment to reversing the decline in Koala populations and establishing the Great Koala National Park. Labor is 100 per cent committed to the preservation of Koalas and the Great Koala National Park. There is no ambiguity. There is only one way to get a Great Koala National Park … Continue reading Koalas and the Great Koala National Park
LABOR 100 PER CENT COMMITTED TO GREAT KOALA NATIONAL PARK There is a story in today’s Coffs Harbour Advocate where the Greens claim Labor doesn’t support the Great Koala National Park. This is 100 per cent untrue. Labor is 100 percent committed to the preservation of Koalas and the Great Koala National Park. There is … Continue reading News: Labor 100 percent committed to Great Koala National Park
WHERE ARE THE MISSING MODELS? The federal and state governments need to immediately explain what’s happened to $100,000 worth of scale models of the trenches and road bridges associated with the Coffs Harbour Bypass. At the first public exhibition of plans three weeks ago, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) were proudly displaying the three models, … Continue reading News Release: Where are the missing models?